Traverse City Tournament: Stars Roster, Schedule, How To Watch

The Stars are once again heading to the Traverse City Tournament, which showcases some team’s prospects prior to training camp.

The Dallas Stars will once again compete in the Traverse Center Tournament, which competes for the Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup (named after the late founder of CapGeek, who passed away in 2015 from colon cancer). The tournament features eight NHL teams across two divisions:

Gordie Howe Division:      Ted Lindsay Division:
Chicago Blackhawks       Columbus Blue Jackets
Detroit Red Wings        Dallas Stars
St. Louis Blues          Minnesota Wild
Toronto Maple Leafs       New York Rangers

In the 20 years since inception of the tournament, the Stars have won it just once, back in 2008. The feature player on that squad? Current captain Jamie Benn, who scored five goals in four games.


The Stars will bring some of their biggest names in the prospect system, including Jason Robertson, Riley Tufte, and Ty Dellandrea at forward, John Nyberg and Ben Gleason on defense, and goaltenders Jake Oettinger and Colton Point. Oettinger and Point should be competing with one another this season for an AHL job alongside Landon Bow. Here’s the full list of prospects the Stars are taking to Michigan:

Schedule (all times CDT)

Friday, September 6 | 2:00 PM | Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild
Saturday, September 7 | 6:00 PM | New York Rangers vs Dallas Stars
Monday, September 9 | 1:00 PM | Dallas Stars vs Columbus Blue Jackets

Tuesday, September 10:
11:00 AM - 4th Lindsay vs 4th Howe (7th place game)
11:30 AM - 3rd Howe vs 3rd Lindsay (5th place game)
2:30 PM - 2nd Lindsay vs 2nd Howe (3rd place game)
4:00 PM - 1st Howe vs 1st Lindsay (championship game)

How To Watch

The matches are typically streamed through the Detroit Red Wings website of late, so stay tuned to our social media channel for links as the day of games come up. Take advantage of that dual screen at work and stream some live hockey, as the tournament signals the beginning of hockey season is upon you.

The Stars will open training camp with their first on-ice session on Friday, September 13th.