Carolina Hurricanes (2-1) vs. Minnesota Wild (2-1)
Traverse City Prospect Tournament - Game 4
September 12, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. ET
So...yesterday didn’t go as planned. After dominating competition through the first two games (and giving up a tournament-low two total goals), the #CanesProspects got a wake-up call from the Chicago Blackhawks. Despite their early success, a 9-2 loss to Luc Snuggerud, Alex DeBrincat and company cost Carolina a shot at the championship, and today they face a Wild team who probably feel like they belong in the later game as well.
The good news for the young Hurricanes is that they have a chance to show the coaching staff how they respond to defeat and adversity; a strong performance in this final game would be a great sign of maturity and hunger to win in every situation, two traits crucial to making an NHL roster.
Things generally look the same on the roster (including in net, where Callum Booth gets the call again), with only one change - Adam Thilander returns, replacing Luke Boka - but who plays where is going to look a whole lot different:
Warren Foegele - Martin Necas - Janne Kuokkanen
Spencer Smallman - Nicolas Roy - Julien Gauthier
Hudson Elynuik - Andrew Poturalski - Nick Schilkey
Steven Lorentz - Morgan Geekie - Stelio Mattheos
Haydn Fleury - Roland McKeown
Jake Bean - Josh Wesley
Noah Carroll - Adam Thilander
Scratches: Luke Boka, Brendan De Jong, Mac Hollowell