The Sabres prospects failed to repeat as champions of the annual Traverse City tournament as Buffalo fell to the prospects from the Detroit Red Wings, 4-2. Buffalo was never really in the game as they gave up two power play goals in the first two periods to Wings forward Anthony Mantha. Trailing 2-0 in the third they did manage to cut the lead in half with a Freddy Roy goal to make it 2-1. That was short lived however, as Detroit's Zach Naftasiuk scored scored to put the WIngs back up by two goals. That goal was followed by a Zach Trainor tally to cut it to 3-2 with 6:40 remaining, but in the end the Wings' Tomas Jurco put home an empty netter to clinch it, 4-2. Buffalo's Nathan Lieuwin stopped 36 of 40 shots as the Sabres got outshot 40-25. Despite the loss Sabres Coach Chadd Cassidy was impressed with the effort of his team, saying afterwards "I really liked our compete level from the beginning, I felt like this group of kids worked really hard and they were really committed to what they were trying to do"