The Traverse City tournament got under way today and the Hurricanes prospects had a tough go of it against Dallas as they lost game one, 8-2. The "Junior Stars" scored just 30 seconds into the game, built a 5-0 lead, and never looked back.
Matt Mahalak was in goal for the first two periods and took the loss for Carolina. The Plymouth Whalers goalie and the Hurricanes' sixth round draft pick allowed seven goals on 26 shots. Free agent invitee Mavric Parks played the third period.
Highly regarded second round draft pick Victor Rask scored a powerplay goal for the Junior Canes. Tyler Carroll scored the other Carolina goal.
Kyle Hanlin traveled to the tournament and posted the following lines as well as game information on his running Live Blog at CH.com. You can check other stats at these links: Game Sheet --- Box Score
Forwards: Scott Pitt - Victor Rask - Jared Staal // Barclay Goodrow - Gregory Hofmann - Justin Shugg // Brody Sutter - Mattias Lindstrom - Zach Mitchell // Brent Benson - Tyler Carroll - Luke Hietkamp
Defensemen: Justin Faulk - Keegan Lowe, // Ryan Murphy - Rasmus Rissanen, // Justin Krueger - Austin Levi.
The youngsters will take on the St. Louis Blues prospects next at 3 p.m. on Sunday.