Red Wings: Piercey, Offense Shine in Detroit’s 5-2 Prospect Tournament Victory

The NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City started Friday, as the Detroit Red Wings defeated Columbus 5-2. Riley Piercey scored four goals in his first game after accepting a free agent invitation to the tournament. Drew Worrad also scored for the Red Wings.

Scoring Summary

1st Period

Detroit took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Riley Piercey. Columbus tied the game on a rebound. Period one ends 1-1.

2nd Period

Detroit scored two goals in the second period and took a 3-1 lead going into the intermission. Riley Piercey, with his second of the game, and Drew Worrad on the power play scored for Detroit. Cross Hanas assisted on both goals.

3rd Period

Riley Piercy scored two more goals to give him four goals for the game. Columbus scored one goal at the midway point of the third. Detroit wins the game 5-2.

Stars of the Game

Riley Piercey was a free agent invitee and scored four goals. Last season, Piercey played for Flint in the OHL. Piercey will likely return to Flint to play his over-age season this year.

Cross Hanas had two assists and played a strong game for the Red Wings. He was especially sharp playing with the man advantage. Hanas is slated to start his rookie season in Grand Rapids (AHL).

Sebastian Cossa played a strong half-game for Detroit. Cossa is Detroit’s top goaltending prospect, allowing one goal on the night.

Game Notes

Donovan Sebrango and Drew Worrad were the alternate captains for Detroit.

The first power play unit consisted of Soderblom, Hanas, Worrad, Edvinsson, and Johansson.

Top goaltending prospect Sebastian Cossa allowed one goal in half a game played. Andrew Oke also allowed one goal for the Red Wings in his half of the game.

Goaltender Jan Bednar did not suit up for Detroit.  Other scratches were defensemen Seth Barton and Tnias Mathurin and forwards Jake Uberti and Trenton Bliss.

Up Next

Saturday, September 17, 6:00 PM  Dallas vs. Detroit

You can follow the game live at http://www.detroitredwings.com

Chris Giles

Chris Giles is a former junior hockey player and coach from Canada. He has been a diehard Detroit Red Wings fan for almost 50 years. Chris is an avid golfer who has volunteered at several PGA and Canadian Open Championships throughout North America.

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