Thursday, June 17, 2010

Michigan natives galore at USAH camp

USA Hockey today announced the 44 players invited to take part in the 2010 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp this summer in Lake Placid, N.Y.

The players will be auditioning for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2010-Jan. 5, 2011, in Buffalo, N.Y.

Michigan connections:
Jack Campbell, G, Port Huron, U.S. NTDP
Brandon Archibald, D, Port Huron, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
Cam Fowler, D, Farmington Hills, Windsor (OHL) - pictured
Jon Merrill, D, Brighton, U.S. NTDP
Kevin Lynch, F, Grosse Pointe, Michigan (CCHA)
Bryan Rust, F, Bloomfield Hills, U.S. NTDP
Austin Watson, F, Ann Arbor, Peterborough (OHL)

"It will be a very competitive camp and give our staff a good opportunity to evaluate players as we start our preparations to defend the gold medal in Buffalo," said Jim Johannson, USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations and general manager of the 2011 U.S. National Junior Team. "We look forward to our return to Lake Placid and utilizing the Olympic Training Center and the Olympic Regional Development Authority facilities that do a great job in hosting our camp. ”

For the full list of players invited to the 2010 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp, click here.

The camp, which will take place at Lake Placid's Olympic Center from July 30-Aug. 7, will feature practices, intra-squad scrimmages and international games featuring Finland, Sweden and the United States.

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