September 12 2011 09:29PM
Nathan Longpre - game-breaker? Apparently so. The twenty-three year scored two goals, and added the set-up on the OT winner propelling the Canucks rookies to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Calgary Flames Prospects.
It was a close game, and a solid recovery effort from the Canucks "young-stars" who had suffered a 7-2 pantsing at the hands of Anton Lander, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and the Oilers rookies the day previous. Karel St. Laurent stopped 44 of the 47 shots he saw, and provided a stabilizing presence in net.
September 12 2011 02:50PM
Meet Dave Trolland, the hurtful and hilarious creation of the
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September 12 2011 01:58PM
Today the Canucks prospects will lick their wounds after a 7-2 butt-kicking at the hands of Anton Lander and the Edmonton Oilers prospects, and prepare for game two of the young-stars tourney. Later this afternoon (4PM PST) the Canucks rookie's will face-off against the prospects from the Calgary Flames organization - who themselves are coming off a tough 6-1 loss to the collection of young-stars/future chokers from the San Jose Sharks. Tonight's game will be televised on RSN, and will also be live streamed at canucks.nhl.com.
September 11 2011 11:35PM
Image courtesy canucks.nhl.com.
The game started out well enough, the gameplay was sloppy, but the Canucks looked to be holding their own against a much deeper Oilers prospects squad. When the wheels fell off in the second period, the Oil's prospects quickly scored six goals and outshot the Canucks prospects by an 18-5 mark in the frame.
September 11 2011 03:41PM
There will be live hockey in about five hours time featuring several guys who are dark-horse candidates to make the Canucks main roster out of training camp. Hockey in some form is back - and this evening the Canucks hosted "Young Stars Tournament" will kick-off.
Two Canucks "young stars" games will be televised on Rogers Sportsnet - including tonight's tilt against Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and the Edmonton Oilers prospects. The games will also be live-streamed at canucks.nhl.com. Though the long, sad summer isn't over yet - and despite the fact that most reasonable people don't get all that excited about a Oilers-Canucks prospects game - hockey is gearing up, and that's a good thing. Here is a preview of the Canucks young-stars tourney roster, their opponents, the schedule, and what to look for.