The World Junior Summer Showcase starts Friday at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth

The World Junior Summer Showcase is coming to Plymouth’s USA Hockey Arena from Friday, July 26th to Saturday, August 3rd, with some games airing on the NHL Network.

I’m not going to be able to make the event due to my family vacation, but I strongly suggest that you take the trip to Plymouth to watch some of the best drafted and draft-eligible prospects playing for Canada, Team USA, Sweden and Finland.

The hockey’s great, the tickets are cheap, and the event is teeming with NHL scouts, GM’s and player agents.

The following players will represent the Red Wings at the event:

Sweden: Jesper Eliasson and Jonatan Berggren

Finland: Otto Kivenmaki

Canada: Joe Veleno and Jared McIsaac (McIsaac will take part in the off-ice activities after undergoing shoulder surgery in June)

USA: Alec Regula (Regula will take part in off-ice activities as he continues to rehab a knee injury)’s Adam Kimelman penned an article about the WJSS this morning, and it focuses on some of the top prospects skating in Plymouth, but it’s not Red Wings-related.

As for myself, I rather desperately need to take part in my family’s annual vacation in Grand Marais after the health adventures that spanned seven of the last eight months, and mom and I are scheduled to leave on Saturday to spend a week in the UP. I’ll try to check in when possible, but TMR will go into relaxed mode for the week.

It’s very, very hard for me to give up going to the WJSS as it is absolutely fantastic hockey and an easy opportunity to watch Wings prospects in action, but I’m fried, frankly.

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George Malik

My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.