All in all, the tournament has to be considered a success for the Canucks. They had the opportunity to see how their prospects stack up against three other young teams in Western Canada and although the results on the scoreboard weren’t there, one had to be impressed with the Canucks performance throughout.
The future looks bright in goal and on defense, and with all the young players up front on the NHL roster, things will be good there too.
Next up for the Canucks will be their training camp.
GM Jim Benning has already confirmed that Olli Juolevi, Troy Stecher, Michael Carcone, Yan-Pavel Laplante Marc-Olivier Roy, Thatcher Demko and Michael Garteig will all be attending main camp- He also said, however, that most of the guys that played in this tournament will be at main camp, which means guys like Jordan Subban and Joseph Labate will be likely be in attendance as well.
Do any of them have a chance to actually crack the NHL roster? That’s a whole different story…