[TTMI contributor Brad Vandenberk was on hand Thursday night for the Blackhawks-Maple Leafs prospect tournament game in London, Ontario and provides his personal account here.]
By Brad Vandenberk
Hockey season is upon us. Training camps are less than a week away from opening with exhibition games soon to follow. Before all that begins, it’s the prospect’s turn to showcase their talent in a tournament in London, Ontario that involved the Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Ottawa Senators.
Chicago’s first game was on Thursday night at the Budweiser Gardens against the “home” town Toronto Maple Leafs. The Gardens, which houses the CHL’s London Knights, was not nearly full for this affair, but Kane and Toews jerseys could be seen throughout the crowd.
Mac Carruth started between the pipes for the visiting Blackhawks. Dylan Olsen sported the “C” and Terry Broadhurst was wearing an “A”.