Game 1 Calgary vs Winnipeg Sept. 12 4:00 pm
Game 2 Vancouver vs Edmonton Sept. 12 7:30 pm
Game 3 Calgary vs Edmonton Sept. 13 7:30 pm
Game 4 Vancouver vs Winnipeg Sept. 14 2:00 pm
Game 5 Veesí Exhibition Sept. 14 5:30 pm
Game 6 Edmonton vs Winnipeg Sept. 15 11:30 am
Game 7 Vancouver vs Calgary Sept. 15 5:30 pm
Penticton, BC , — The 2014 Young Stars Classic in Penticton, BC, beginning Friday, September 12, 2014, will feature a number of notable prospects of the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets. A total of twelve first round draft picks will be participating in the event this year. Over the past three Young Star Classics, over 65 players have gone on to play NHL games. Complete rosters will be released at a later date.
The Vancouver Canucks roster will include five players selected in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft since 2011: Jared McCann (24th overall in 2014), Bo Horvat (9th overall in 2013), Hunter Shinkaruk (24th overall in 2013), Brendan Gaunce (26th overall in 2012), and Nicklas Jensen (29th overall in 2011). Dane Fox, who led the Ontario Hockey League in goals (64) and ranked second in points (107) in 2013.14, will also attend the event alongside two players, Frank Corrado and Mike Zalewski, who spent time on the Canucks roster last season.
The inclusion of Corrado and Jensen seems very odd to me. Are they there to provide leadership? Is it a message to them that they have a lot to prove, or that the club isn't happy with their development?