Brothers Nick Schmaltz, Jordan Schmaltz face off
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Chicago Blackhawks forward prospect Nick Schmaltz finally had an opportunity to go head-to-head against the one player he idolized as a teenager during the Traverse City prospects tournament at Centre Ice Arena this week.
In the end, St. Louis Blues defense prospect Jordan Schmaltz got the best of his little brother with a goal, an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in a 3-2 victory on Friday. Nick Schmaltz had no points and two shots on goal.
“It was the first time we ever played against each other, so it was fun watching him play; he had a great game,” said Nick (6-foot, 179 pounds). “Hopefully, one day we’ll get a regular-season NHL game in against each other.”