The Detroit Red Wings are headed north to Traverse City for multiple events in the coming months.
According to NHL.com:
"The Red Wings will hold their 2017 Development Camp at Centre Ice Arena from July 7-11. The camp is comprised of drafted or signed Red Wings prospects, and will include several of the team's 11 potential selections from this month's 2017 NHL Entry Draft, which will be held on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24...
A full schedule and complete roster will be announced at a later date. All practice sessions are open to the public. Tickets are available in-person only at Centre Ice Arena for $5 per day on each day of the event."
That's not the only Red Wings event headed to the area.
"The NHL Prospect Tournament returns to Traverse City for the 19th season, running from Friday, Sept. 8 through Tuesday, Sept. 12. The eight-team field consists of prospects from the Red Wings, the defending-champion Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues."
A golf tournament with Red Wings players will also be held at the Grand Traverse Resort.
"The Red Wings will open their annual NHL Training Camp with the 19th Training Camp Golf Classic, presented by Eitel Dahm Motor Group, on Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Involved Citizens Enterprises (I.C.E.), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing affordable skating programs to Northern Michigan.
Golf participants will enjoy a pre-round lunch before teaming up with a member of the Red Wings roster, coaching staff or management team for a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start on one of the resort's pristine golf courses. Following the round, attendees will have dinner at the resort at a table with their Red Wings teammate and have the opportunity to bid on unique auction packages, including two opportunities to travel with the Red Wings on Red Bird III to road games during the 2017-18 preseason. The silent and live auctions will also include sports memorabilia, vacation packages and much more."
Can't make any of those? You're in luck.
"The 2017-18 Red Wings hit the ice for the first time the morning of Friday, Sept. 15, and continue daily through Monday, Sept. 18. Red Wings players, prospects and tryouts will be divided into teams that will practice and scrimmage throughout camp, leading up to the annual Red and White Game on Sept. 18 at 12 p.m. A full camp roster and the complete training camp schedule will be announced at a later date.
The Training Camp Alumni and Celebrity Game will also return for a fifth consecutive season, taking place on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7:00 p.m. Last year's game included numerous Red Wings front office staff and coaches, including general manager Ken Holland and head coach Jeff Blashill; former players such as Dino Ciccarelli, Kris Draper, Jiri Fischer, Joe Kocur, Kirk Maltby and Darren McCarty; and Red Wings television color analyst Mickey Redmond."
More info is available below:
"Advance tickets for all September Red Wings events are available exclusively online this season at www.centreice.org/drwtickets, starting on Monday, July 10, and will also be sold first-come, first-served at the arena entrance on the day of each event. Ticket prices are as follows:
- NHL Prospect Tournament (Sept. 8-12): $10 per day (general admission)
- Training Camp Practice (Friday, Sept. 15): $10 standing-room, $15 reserved seating or mezzanine
- Training Camp Practice (Saturday, Sept. 16): $10 standing-room, $20 reserved seating or mezzanine
- Training Camp Practice (Sunday, Sept. 17): $10 standing-room, $20 reserved seating or mezzanine
- Alumni and Celebrity Game (Saturday, Sept. 16): $20 standing-room, $30 reserved seating or mezzanine
- Red and White Game (Monday, Sept. 18): $20 standing-room, $30 reserved seating or mezzanine
Select 2017 training camp merchandise will also be available for purchase in the arena store on the upper level behind the concession stand. For additional information, please call (231) 933-7465 or visit www.centreice.org."