Preds, Caps rosters announced for tonight’s pre-season contest…
- Updated: September 20, 2011
The Nashville Predators and Washington Capitals have announced their rosters for tonight’s pre-season match in Baltimore, Maryland.
This game is being called the 2011 Baltimore Hockey Classic and will take place at 1st Mariner Arena. Head Coach Barry Trotz called this building home for three years, an assistant coach from 1990 to 1992 and then a Head Coach for the 1992-93 campaign.
Fun trivia fact: Barry Trotz was the last head coach of the Baltimore Skipjacks of the AHL. (They moved to Portland, Maine following the 1992-93 season where they went onto win the Calder Cup).
For great stories on Trotz’s time in Baltimore, check out puckscene.com’s blog Trotz Prepares for Baltimore Return and Preds On the Glass’ blog Barry Trotz’s Return to Charm City. Both are excellent reads.
The rosters for tonight’s Baltimore Hockey Classic are below. You’ll notice no Joel Ward in the lineup for the Capitals but you’ll also notice that former Cap Tyler Sloan will be in the lineup for the Predators. This will also be the first time that former Windsor Spitfire teammates Ryan Ellis and Philipp Grubauer will face each other in a professional game. If Grubauer sees time in the Washington nets, of course.
Don’t forget! Full coverage will be on 102.5 The Game tonight!
Preds vs. Caps – 6:00pm Central
PHOTO CREDIT: Jeremy K. Gover // section303.com