Thursday, September 15, 2011

Warriors Doing Well At NHL Rookie Camps

NHL Rookie camps are winding down and one Moose Jaw Warrior has caught the eye of a legend.

Dylan McIlrath is attending his second camp with the New York Rangers, Mark Messier is the Special Assistant to the Rangers President, and says McIlrath is guy he can see in a blue sweater somewhere down the road.

"He's a tremendous athlete. He's got all the size that it takes to play the kind of role he's going to play.

McIlrath was drafted 10th overall in 2010, and Messier says he's liked what he's seen from him during rookie camp.

"From my perspective, even from last camp, he looks much more comfortable this year. He's much bigger and much stronger."

McIlrath and Collin Bowman were apart of the Rangers 5-2 loss to Buffalo in the final of the Traverse City Prospects Tournament.

Cody Beach had a assist and a fight in the Blues 4-3 overtime win against Columbus in the third place game.

In Florida, Quinton Howden and the Panthers beat Tampa Bay 4-1 to finish off a three team tournament.

Dallas Ehrhardt didn't play in the Calgary Flames final game at the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton, BC.

Kendall McFaull is the only Warrior to see action tonight in an NHL rookie game as the Jets take on Vancouver at the Young Stars.

NHL teams will send rookies home in the coming days as they trim down rosters for main camps coming up on the weekend and early next week.

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