The Vancouver Canucks have announced their roster for the annual Young Stars Classic in Penticton.
For the Vancouver Canucks, the annual Young Stars Classic is usually the official start into the new season. This year, all eyes are on the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, but that doesn’t make Vancouver’s prospect tournament any less interesting.
35 Demko, Thatcher 75 Garteig, Michael 76 Parenteau, Rylan
Missing from the roster are Brock Boeser, Adam Gaudette and William Lockwood, due to NCAA regulations that prevent them from taking part in professional training camps.
The Young Stars Classic gives fans a first glimpse at the newest draft class, as well as summer free-agent acquisitions and camp invites. In addition, there are some returning players who spent last season playing professionally in the minor leagues, like Utica Comets defenceman Jordan Subban and forward Cole Cassels.
For the players, the tournament is a first chance to prove that drafting and/or signing them was the right decision, and they can show Canucks coaches and management that they deserve to be a part of the club.
Along with the Canucks, the tournament features three more Canadian teams: the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets.
Sept. 15 2:00 pm Prospects on-ice
Sept. 16 10:30 am Canucks Prospects on-ice Sept. 16 4:00 pm Game 1 Calgary vs. Winnipeg Sept. 16 7:30 pm Game 2 Vancouver vs. Edmonton
Sept. 17 12:00 pm Canucks Prospects on-ice Sept. 17 7:30 pm Game 3 Calgary vs. Edmonton
Sept. 18 9:15 am Canucks Prospects on-ice Sept. 18 2:00 pm Game 4 Vancouver vs. Winnipeg
Sept. 19 8:30 am Canucks Prospects on-ice Sept. 19 11:00 am Game 5 Edmonton vs. Winnipeg Sept. 19 3:00 pm Game 6 Vancouver vs. Calgary