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Red Wings cancel Traverse City events for 2020, move training camp to Detroit


By @MichaelCaples –

As the hockey world continues to see changes due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Red Wings have announced some scheduling changes that mean no visits to the team’s summer home.

The Wings will not be traveling to Traverse City this summer, as the franchise has moved its training camp to Little Caesars Arena, and cancelled the 2020 NHL Prospect Tournament and Training Camp Golf Classic.

The announcement stresses the plan for those events to return to ‘Hockeytown West’ in 2021.

“The health and safety of our fans, players and staff is our top concern,” said Red Wings executive vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman. “Based on discussions with local health experts, we have decided to hold our 2020-21 training camp at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. We look forward to returning to Traverse City next year. The Traverse City community is extremely hospitable to our organization, and Centre Ice Arena is an ideal location for us to hold our events each September.”