Hurricanes prospects open Traverse City tournament play with 6-2 win over Wings

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. – Not one, but many Carolina Hurricanes prospects shone in a 6-2 win over the host Detroit Red Wings in opening-game play at the Traverse City NHL Prospects Tournament held at Centre Ice Arena on Friday.

Posting goals for Carolina were Janne Kuokkanen, Martin Necas, Nicolas Roy, Warren Foegele, Julian Gautier, and Nick Shilkey, while goaltender Callum Booth made 34 saves in the win.

Shilkey led all scorers with three points (1g, 2a) as Kuokkanen and Necas also tallied assists.

Defenseman Jake Bean posted two points – helpers on Kuokkanen and Foegele goals.

As the tournament’s defending champs, the Hurricanes continue their quest to repeat, and will face off against the New York Rangers prospects on Saturday afternoon.

Traverse City NHL Prospects Tournament Schedule

Stats: Carolina 6, Detroit 2 (Pointstreak.com)

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