Just confirmed earlier tonight, I will be in attendance at the John Labatt Centre for the duration of the tournament, providing up to date news from the rookie tournament for the Toronto Maple Leafs, as well as the other competing teams (Pittsburgh, Ottawa, and Chicago.)
As part of our exclusive coverage, I am pleased to announce that we will have game day previews, game day recaps, live blogs, live tweeting, as well as exclusive interviews with some of the Leafs biggest rookies and prospects.
Skaters scheduled to appear at the tournament for the Toronto Maple Leafs are Nazem Kadri, Jesse Blacker, Keith Aulie, Marcel Mueller, Brad Ross and Greg McKegg. Â Also participating for Toronto will be goaltenders Jussi Rynnas and Ben Scrivens.
The schedule for the rookie tournament is as follows:
Saturday, September 11th
2 PM: Pittsburgh Vs Ottawa
7 PM: Chicago Vs Toronto
Sunday, September 12th
2 PM: Ottawa Vs Chicago
7 PM: Toronto Vs Pittsburgh
Monday, September 13th
Practice day for all teams
Tuesday, September 14th
2 PM: Chicago Vs Pittsburgh
7 PM: Toronto Vs Ottawa
As one of the first real hockey events of the year before the NHL preseason schedule takes off, the Toronto Maple Leafs rookie tournament has become a favourite amongst fans looking for a glimspe of their latest prospects, while getting their first taste of hockey, and Maple Leafs Hot Stove is excited to present unprecedented coverage of the tournament.
Stay tuned to the website in the coming weeks for more updates on the rookie tournament, and for the absolute latest, and to receive the real time tweets during the game, be sure to follow me HERE