Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Rookie Tournament Officially Set

The Edmonton Oilers announced this morning that they would be hosting a 3-team rookie tournament in conjunction with the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks to be played in Camrose Alberta.

As first reported by The Pipeline Show way back on June 13th and then discussed more with Kevin Prendergast on the air on June 17th, the 3 Western NHL teams will showcase their top prospects in a round robin style exhibition.

It was originally planned as a 4-team tournament that would have included the University of Alberta but instead the annual Bears/Oilers game will be played at Clare Drake (as always) on the same night that Calgary and Vancouver square off in Camrose.

Details including dates and times can be found on the Oilers official site (see here) and you can hear both Patrick LaForge and Kevin Prendergast talking about the genesis of the tournament, who will play and more tonight on The Pipeline Show.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic, makes prospect watching as well as the rivalries much more interesting and exciting.
Granted it appears the Oiler prospects look more promising at this time for the organization, this is a good opportunity to get a good feel.

Side note: congrats on your new position, will definitely keep following your work which is exceptional.