Hurricane Irma forces cancellation of NHL prospect tournament

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A prospect tournament featuring the Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Washington Capitals, and Nashville Predators has been cancelled. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

A tournament featuring prospects from the Washington Capitals, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, and Nashville Predators has been cancelled due to the incoming Hurricane Irma.

The games were to take place at Germain Arena in Estero, Fla.

Irma is expected to reach Southern Florida this coming weekend, and was being called a Category 5 hurricane as of Wednesday morning.

The NFL has already postponed a game featuring the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers to November because of the storm.

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