Friday, March 12, 2010

NTDP names evaluation camp roster

Forty-seven of the top American players born in 1994 have been invited to USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program Evaluation Camp, set to be held to help select the 2010-11 U.S. National Under-17 Team.

The camp will take place March 27-30 at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube.

“The camp is just one step in the process of determining our player pool,” said Ryan Rezmierski, the NTDP’s director of player personnel. “We expect our camp to be a high-intensity, high-skill evaluation. Our scouting staff has worked extremely hard to identify these candidates as a part of that evaluation process.”

Five goaltenders, 16 defensemen and 26 forwards will compete at the camp. The players will be split into two teams - Red and Blue - and will participate in on-ice practices, off-ice training and four games.

Three NTDP alumni will serve as coaches at the camp. Cole Bassett (1998-2000), currently a graduate assistant coach at the NTDP, and David Tanabe (1997-98), the first NTDP alumnus to play in the National Hockey League, will guide Team Red. In addition, Matt Greason, a NTDP graduate assistant coach, and Connor Dunlop (1997-98) will lead Team Blue.

The NTDP Evaluation Camp is open to the public. Day passes can be purchased for $10 at the door each day of the camp.

For a complete roster of the invitees, click here.

Michigan Connections
F Riley Barber, Compuware Midget Minor
D Troy Donnay, Fenton, Belle Tire Midget Minor
G Brandon Hope, Ann Arbor, Honeybaked Midget Major
D Max Iafrate, Belle Tire Midget Minor
D Patrick Sieloff, Ann Arbor, Compuware Midget Minor
D Jacob Trouba, Rochester, Compuware Midget Minor
D Grant Webermin, Southfield, Honeybaked Midget Minor
D Mark Yanis, Grosse Pointe Woods, Belle Tire Midget Minor

Evaluation Camp Game Schedule
Sat., March 27, 5:30 p.m.
Sun., March 28, 4:30 p.m.
Mon., March 29, 6:30 p.m.
Tues., March 30, 11 a.m.

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