Traverse City Lines, Pairs

September 9, 2011, by

Per Steve Zipay, the Traverse City roster had one final practice/scrimmage before heading out to the tournament:

Shane McColgan/Ryan Bourque/Christian Thomas
Hagelin/JT Miller/Randy McNaught
Jason Wilson/Jon Audy-Marchessault/Tommy Grant
Jordan Hickmott/Michael St. Croix/Thomas (double shifted)
Kale Kerbashian/Andrew Yogan/Tayler Jordan

Again, these could very well change….


Jyri Niemi-Dylan McIlrath
Tim Erixon-Blake Parlett
Collin Bowman-Petr Ceresnak
Lee Baldwin-Samuel Noreau

Zipay notes that Ryan Bourque will likely be named captain of the team.  I’m looking forward to seeing both Thomas and McColgan in action.  I’ve seen plenty of Hagelin while he was at Michigan, and I know the kid has some serious wheels.  On defense, Erixon and McIlrath are the ones I will be watching closely.

If you’re interested in what number each player is wearing, you can check that out here.

The first game of the tournament for the Rangers will be tomorrow at 7pm, and will be televised on MSG.

Categories : Prospects


  1. Matt J says:

    Double shifting thomas? There aren’t more forwards on the roster?

  2. wwpd says:

    there were 15 forwards on the roster before, someone must have dropped ?

  3. Jess Rubenstein (@TheProspectpark) says:

    Think these were playing around lines just to get guys skating.

    Tomorrow morning when they skate at Traverse City will offer a better clue as to what they are looking for.

    At same time in previous years they shifted everyone around in order to get looks at how each prospect handles different situations.

    If the NYR get serious then expect Hagelin/Miller/Thomas as the top line.

    or see them go with teammates used to playing with each other like Hickmott and St. Croix, McIlrath/Bowman.