2016 USA Hockey Select 16 Camp (‘00s)
Here are our rankings from the 2016 USA Hockey Select 16 Player Development Camp, held July 8-14 at the Northtown Center in Amherst, NY.
We felt that this year there was a little bit more depth on the blue line than up front. We also felt the goaltending was, overall, very good.
Our observations came from the first three days of camp. It’s likely that a few players came on strongly at the end, and perhaps lapped some of those on the below list. Five straight days of games is an awful lot and, with practices and everything else the kids take part in, it’s an exhausting schedule. To maintain a consistent level of play from day to day is no small feat.
A caret (^) indicates a player was named to the All-Star game. An asterisk (*) indicates he was named to the 20-man roster for the Under-17 Five Nations Tournament, which runs from Aug 9-13 in Frisco, Texas. The U.S. will play Switzerland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Germany.
Ryan Savage^* (#12 Orange) 5’10.25”/176, R, Red Bull Hockey Academy (Salzburg, Austria) – The leading scorer here is an excellent passer and shooter. Had at least a point in every game. Always in the right place. Strong sense of the game. Well-rounded. Competes hard. Consistently noticeable. Miami recruit played at Red Bull Salzburg where he was coached by his dad, former NHLer Brian Savage. Played on US Youth Olympic Team that won gold in February in Lillehammer, Norway. Fargo 1st round pick. Everett 4th round pick in WHL Bantam Draft. (5-5-10)
Jack Randl^* (#9 Gold) 5’10.25”/174, L, Chicago Mission – Michigan recruit. Strong on skates. Plays hard in all three zones. Physical. Skilled. Makes plays. Was key to a tic-tac-toe goal that finished off a rush -- as pretty as any goal we saw all week. Good on forecheck -- plays hard in all three zones. Good release. Has explosiveness to skating. A left wing, he has been signed to a tender by the Omaha Lancers. Also is a Niagara (OHL) 10th round pick. (2-4-6)
Blake McLaughlin^* (#15 White) 5’10.5”/156, L, Grand Rapids HS – Gophers recruit is a left-shot center who is hard on the puck and plays with a relentless energy. A dogged player who protects the puck well, is tenacious along the wall and in the dirty areas, and drives the net. Chicago Steel 1st round pick. (1-2-3)
Gavin Hain^* (#18 Forest Green) 5’10.75”/187, L, Grand Rapids HS –The #1 overall pick in this spring’s USHL Futures Draft, by Sioux Falls, plays an honest game. A center, he has good hands, can skate, and is engaged in the play. Didn’t wow, but he’s a solid player with a variety of skills. A North Dakota recruit. Prince Albert 8th round pick in WHL Bantam Draft. (2-1-3)
Calen Kiefiuk^* (#10 Kelly Green) 5’7.75”/184, L, Honeybaked 16U – Bloomington tender was not as dynamic as he was at 15s, when he was a constant force, but was still very good. Physical. Sees it. Makes plays. Hard on the puck. Solid in all three zones. Erie (OHL) 6th round pick. (2-3-5)
Jeremy Davidson^* (#12 Gold) 5’9.5”/171, R, Shattuck-St. Mary’s U16 – RW from Kalamazoo, Michigan is a former Honeybaked kid who played at Shattuck last year. Racked up points here. Can score and make plays at a high tempo. On Day 2 had four points (2g,2a). Bloomington 5th round pick. (3-6-9 with 3 penalties)
TJ Walsh^* (#17 Black) 5’7.5”/163, L, Cushing Academy – Walsh, and his teammates, got off to a slow start, but pulled it together at the end. BC recruit, who also played on US Youth Olympic Team in February in Lillehammer, has all the offensive skill in the world, but was not involved enough physically and defensively. A notch below his best here. Is a Cedar Rapids tender. Also a Moncton (QMJHL) 5th round pick. (1-4-5)
Matt Gould^* (#10 Gold) 5’10”/156, L, Junior Bruins – Providence College recruit was pretty much unknown a year ago, but has come on very strong. He’s a terrific skater, with excellent speed off the wing. But he can also score and make plays. Sioux Falls 2nd round pick. Saint John (QMJHL) 6th round pick. (3-3-6)
Curtis Hall^ (#16 Columbia) 6’1”/190, R, Cleveland Barons – A Youngstown tender and Yale recruit, Hall has taken a huge leap since last year. Excellent skater, especially for his size. Really good stride. Covers a lot of ice very quickly. Scored both his goals in first game. Flint (OHL) 10th round pick. (2-3-5)
Ben Helgeson^* (#18 Gold) 5’11”/188, L, Hill-Murray HS – Centerman with excellent stick skills was consistently on, notching at least a point in every game. Waterloo 2nd round pick. (3-3-6)
Jack Drury^* (#17 Columbia) 5’10.5”/186, L, Chicago Mission – Smart centerman doesn’t have a lot of flash, but he does all the little things well. A quietly impressive player. Waterloo 2nd round pick. Harvard recruit. Son of former Harvard and NHL forward Ted Drury. (2-3-5)
Jack Malone^* (#8 Columbia) 5’11”/156, R, Delbarton School – Winger from Delbarton got better as the week went along. We liked him at the Liberty Bell Games in June, and he was even better here. And he’s quite young, an October 2000 birthdate. Youngstown 9th round pick. (2-3-5)
Demetrios Koumontzis^ (#12 Royal) 5’8.5”/169, L, Phoenix Junior Coyotes – A Green Bay 2nd round pick and Arizona State recruit, Koumontzis was on a bad team so was a bit of a one-man show offensively. Clever, creative, and shifty center. Makes plays and keeps his feet moving. Everett’s 3rd round pick in WHL Bantam Draft. (3-2-5)
Devlin McCabe^* (#14 Kelly Green) 5’9.75”/168, R, St. Paul Academy and Summit School – Centerman, a Minnesota-Duluth recruit, is a Madison 2nd round pick. Portland 6th round pick in WHL Bantam Draft. (2-2-4)
Ryan Roth^ (#14 White) 5’6.75”/160, R, St. Louis Blues 16U – Clever centerman makes plays and thinks the game well. Quick hands and feet. Shifty, too. Tri-City’s 5th round pick. (4-2-6)
Marek Wazny^ (#11 Red) 5’11.25”/160, L, Toronto Jr. Canadiens AAA – Liked him more a year ago at 15s, where he had ten points (5g, 5a). Bit of a dropoff from that! Chicago Steel 6th round pick. (2-1-3)
Chase McLane^ (#15 Kelly Green) 6’0.5”/173, R, Little Caesar’s 16U – Big strong power forward type. Good speed. Good shot. Very consistent. Very involved. Lincoln 2nd round pick. Will be playing for Compuware this fall. Sarnia (OHL) 7th round pick. (3-4-7 with 3 penalties)
Wyatt Schlaht^ (#18 Orange) 5’11.75”/184, L, St. Sebastian’s School – Big power forward. Really good hard wrist shot. Strong on wall; goes to the net. Very involved. Lincoln 4th round pick. Chicoutimi (QMJHL) 12th round pick. (4-0-4)
Noah Prokop (#12 Forest Green) 6’0”/174, R, Shattuck-St. Mary’s U16 – North Dakota recruit from Highlands Ranch, Colorado. A centerman, Prokop has good acceleration for his size/age. Physical. Wins draws. Green Bay 6th round pick. Calgary 7th round pick in WHL Bantam Draft. (1-1-2 with 5 penalties)
Andrew Stoneman^ (#10 Orange) 5’11.75”/177, L, Shattuck-St. Mary’s U16 – Centerman from Faribault, Minn. was consistently noticeable. Showed a nice touch around the net. Waterloo 8th round pick. (3-2-5)
Samuel Stevens^ (#11 Orange) 6’0.5”/162, L, Shattuck-St. Mary’s U16 – Had four points on first day (2g,2a). Was on line with Ryan Savage, which certainly helped the cause. Some of the teams here were a bit loaded up front, while others were thin. In saying that, we’re not taking anything away from Stevens. Chicago Steel 3rd round pick. Sarnia (OHL) 5th round pick. (5-4-9)
Justin Engelkes^ (#14 Columbia) 5’9.5”/173, L, Team Wisconsin and Middleton HS – Winger showed creativity, made plays. Not flashy, but effective. Des Moines 7th round pick. 3-3-6
Sam Renlund^ (#14 Gold) 5’10.25”/189, L, Omaha AAA – Had at least a point in every game here. Put himself on the map. (3-5-8)
Jack Perbix (#8 Forest Green) 6’0.25”/164, R, Elk River HS -- Tall, skinny Notre Dame recruit is an intriguing prospect. He’s gawky, but he’s also a September 2000 birthdate, so that will smooth out in time. When he gets moving he’s fine. His hands are good. Older brother Jack is a SCSU recruit. (1-3-4)
Bryan Lockner^ (#12 Black) 5’11.5”/214, R, Colorado Thunderbirds – Good skater with a good scoring touch. Muskegon 4th round pick. Regina 3rd round pick in WHL Bantam Draft. (4-1-5)
McCade Webster^ (#9 Orange) 5’9”/153, L, Shattuck-St. Mary’s Midget AA– St. Louis native was leading scorer on Shattuck’s Midget AA squad. Played better than some of the players here from the U16 team. Was selected by Green Bay in the 10th and final round of this spring’s Futures Draft, with the second-to-last pick. (3-2-5)
Max Kouznetsov (#16 Red) 5’8”/172, L, Team Comcast 16U – Quick and clever. Had not one, but two game-winning shootout goals. Youngest player in camp: he’s a December 2000 birthdate. (2-3-5)
Drew Elser (#9 Black) 5’9.75”/169, L, Selects Academy 16U – Left-shot wing with speed is transferring from Selects Academy to Avon Old Farms. Bloomington 3rd round pick. Windsor (OHL) 12th round pick. (2-2-4 with 3 penalties)
Ryan O’Reilly (#10 Royal) 6’1”/194, R, Dallas Stars Elite – Big rugged power forward. Raw. Good along wall. O’Reilly is a player who needs someone to get him the puck and there just weren’t many of those guys on his team. Madison 1st round pick. Tri-Cities 5th round pick in WHL Bantam Draft. UNO recruit. (0-1-1)
Trevor Peca (#9 Royal) 6’0”/152, R, Buffalo Junior Sabres – Right wing, son of former NHLer Michael Peca, was excellent last year at 15s. Was just OK this time around. Lincoln 6th round pick. (1-1-2)
Kevin Wall (#14 Forest Green) 5’11.25”/190, R, Buffalo Junior Sabres – Solidly built winger will be going to Salisbury in the fall. Good shot. Good skater. Good all around. Madison 3rd round pick. Mississauga (OHL) 9th round pick. (2-2-4)
Jackson Wozniak (#9 Red) 5’8”/180, L, LA Junior Kings – Sioux City 5th round pick is a good skater and playmaker. Has quick hands and a quick release to his shot. Sees the ice well. Will be playing for the Colorado Thunderbirds this season. Kelowna 11th round pick in WHL Bantam Draft. (3-1-4)
Mathieu De St. Phalle (#17 Red) 5’7.5”/140, R, Chicago Mission – Good stick. Clever playmaker. Scoring winning goal Sunday. Sioux City 4th round pick. (2-2-4)
Philippe LaPointe (#12 Kelly Green) 5’10.5”/189, R, Chicago Mission – Winger is son of ex-NHLer Martin LaPointe. Good size. Good hands. Keeps feet moving. Good in traffic. A 3rd round pick of Lincoln. Heading to Shattuck-St. Mary’s. Guelph (OHL) 7th round pick. (0-3-3)
Colin Schmidt (#17 Kelly Green) 6’4.5”/216, R, Wayzata HS – A University of Minnesota recruit and Waterloo’s 1st round pick. Huge power forward has a way to go to grow into his body. Once he gains that needed agility his skating will improve. Very physical. Hands are OK, and shot is heavy. Good in front and along the wall. Prince George 11th round pick in WHL Bantam Draft. (1-3-4 with 5 penalties)
Riley Hughes (#14 Royal) 6’1”/166, R, St. Sebastian’s School – Big power forward. Moves well when he gets a head of steam up. Not someone opposing d-men were looking to step up on. Needs someone to get him the puck. Sioux Falls 6th round pick. (0-1-1)
Kyler Grundy (#8 Red) 6’0”/188, L, Milwaukee Junior Admirals – Good size, good skater. Centerman made some nice plays. Really liked him at 15s; here he was good, but not like last year. Sioux Falls 9th round pick. (1-4-5)
Sammy Steele (#15 Grey) 6’3”/187, R, W-B/Scranton Jr. Knights – Really liked him at 15s – he had 10 points -- but he didn’t do as much here. He’s huge and his skating and overall agility need work. Arizona State recruit will be playing with the Westchester Express 16U in the upcoming season. Kitchener (OHL) 8th round pick. (1-2-3)
Harrison Roy (#14 Red) 6’0”/166, R, Boston Bandits – Very good skater. A playmaker more than a finisher. A centerman, he’ll be at Loomis this fall. Cedar Rapids 4th round pick. Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) 10th round pick. (0-2-2)
Christian Krygier^* (#3 Gold) 6’1”/173, L, Little Caesar’s 16U – Tendered by Lincoln Stars. Played on US Youth Olympic Team that won gold in Lillehammer. Consistently noticeable. He has size. He can skate. He can hit. He can handle the puck. London (OHL) 9th round pick. (2-1-3)
Brady Smith^* (#5 Columbia) 5’7.5”/168, R, Chicago Mission – Excellent shot, excellent feet, excellent release, excellent release, excellent sense, excellent skater, excellent physically. The only thing that isn’t excellent is his size. Bloomington 2nd round pick. Wisconsin recruit. Niagara (OHL) 11th round pick. (1-3-4)
Jacob Semik^* (#4 Kelly) 5’11.25”/162, L, Honeybaked 16U – Michigan recruit was Dubuque’s 1st round pick. Played on US Youth Olympic Team in February. He has a lot of the earmarks of a pro, particularly if he adds an inch or two and when he fills out. Really smooth on his skates, very poised with the puck. Good stick. He’s not a flashy type and doesn’t have a lot of offensive flair. Makes the game look easy at times. Soo (OHL) 11th round pick. (0-3-3)
Stanislav Demin^* (#6 Orange) 6’1”/186, L, Anaheim Junior Ducks – Good size. Good stride. Moves really well. Poised with the puck. Will be playing in the NAHL with the Wenatchee Wild. Des Moines 2nd round pick. Portland 6th round pick in WHL Bantam Draft. (0-4-4)
Ethan Frisch^* (#7 Orange) 5’10.25”/168, R, Moorhead HS – On the young side – he’s a late ’00 birthdate – but he’s a very good skater with good hands. Made some nice plays. Consistent factor in his team’s success. Was Minnesota Bantam Player of the Year. Green Bay 2nd round pick. (0-2-2)
Jace Foskey^* (#4 Black) 6’0.5”/183, R, Dallas Stars Elite – Big, smooth-skating defensive defenseman. There’s upside here. Tri-City 1st round pick. Red Deer 7th round pick in WHL Bantam Draft. (0-2-2)
Ben Brinkman^ (#2 Red) 6’0”/200, L, Edina HS – Gophers recruit only played seven games last season due to a knee injury. Decent size, good stick, good skater. Between missing pretty much all season and his youth – he’s an October birthdate – he’s probably been set back a bit. He’s very athletic and will likely catch up. Waterloo 1st round pick. (0-1-1)
Cole Krygier^ (#7 Forest Green) 6’1.5”/177, L, Little Caesar’s 16U – It’s hard not to get him confused with his twin brother. He’s a notch below, and shares some characteristics. Will also be going to the Lincoln Stars, who took him in the 5th round. London (OHL) 10th round pick. (2-2-4 with 7 penalties)
Brehdan Engum^ (#2 Gold) 6’1”/185, L, Burnsville HS – Solid defensive d-man. Good size. Sioux Falls 7th round pick. (0-1-1)
Brandon Tabakin^ (#5 Royal) 5’8”/146, L, North Jersey Avalanche – Small, for sure, but with a very high skill level. Great feet and stick. Yale recruit. Chicago Steel 3rd round pick. (0-1-1)
James MacIntyre Wiseman^ (#5 White) 5’8”/155, L, Skipkjacks Hockey Club – UConn recruit will be playing at Avon Old Farms this season. Really good feet. Good sense of game. A sound player. Sioux Falls 4th round pick. (1-2-3)
Jimmy Dowd^ (#2 White) 5’6.5”/134, R, New Jersey Titans – Recent Penn State recruit has excellent feet and good stick. A mobile, puck-moving defenseman. Good sense of game. Will be playing for North Jersey Avalanche. Omaha 4th round pick. (1-0-1)
Drake Usher^ (#7 Columbia) 5’11.75”/165, L, Riverside Wildcats – Interesting prospect. Lanky kid was consistently noticeable. From one of the lesser-known California programs so kind of came out of nowhere. Moving to the Anaheim Junior Ducks this season. (1-1-2 with 3 penalties)
Conner Hutchison^ (#5 Kelly) 5’9.5”/162, L, Selects Academy 16U – University of Vermont recruit. Makes good short passes. Strong skater breaks it out well; likes to take off up ice. Fargo 5th round pick. Sarnia (OHL) 12th round pick.Younger brother of Canisius recruit Nick Hutchison. (0-1-1)
Ben Schultheis^ (#3 Columbia) 6’2.5”/205, R, TPH Thunder 16U – A little bit raw, but he’s big. If he grows into his body and makes the adjustments to the higher levels he could turn into a good prospect. Tennessee native will be moving north and playing for Honeybaked. Green Bay 4th round pick. Owen Sound (OHL) 9th round pick. (1-1-2)
Caleb Everett (#7 Gold) 6’1.25”/181, R, Honeybaked 16U – Muskegon 2nd round pick. Smart d-man makes good passes. Defended rush well. Skating is good. Will be playing for Compuware this fall. Saginaw (OHL) 6th round pick. (1-1-2)
Xan Gurney (#7 Black) 6’2.75”/187, L, Little Caesar’s 16U – Still a little awkward and growing into body. Strong kid. Not as noticeable as he was a year ago at 15s. Will be with Compuware in the upcoming season. Chicago Steel 4th round pick. Barrie (OHL) 9th round pick. (0-2-2)
Jack Babbage (#7 Royal) 6’0”/178, L, Don Mills Flyers – Tully, NY native (it’s near Syracuse) will be going to Avon Old Farms. Good feet for size. Confident with puck. Sioux City 6th round pick. Flint (OHL) 14th round pick. (0-1-1)
Alec Regula (#3 White) 6’1.5”/176, R, Cranbrook School – Big defensive D with a good long stride and some upside. Will be playing for Honeybaked. Chicago Steel 2nd round pick. London (OHL) 4th round pick. (0-2-2)
Gabriel Blanchard^ (#6 White) 5’10.25”/174, L, Buffalo Regals – Scored a nifty bad angle goal on Day 2. Buffalo native, a late ’00 birthdate, will be playing for Honeybaked U16s this season. (1-0-1 with 3 penalties)
Aidan Fulp (#2 Grey) 6’2.75”/192, R, Chicago Fury – Big, raw prospect. Growing into his body. Plays conservative game. If there is a breakthrough it could be a big one. Dubuque 2nd round pick. (0-0-0)
Jordan Harris (#7 Grey) 5’9.5”/168, L, Kimball Union Academy – Excellent feet. Makes plays. Didn’t show quite as much zip to his game as we are accustomed to. Youngsown 3rd round pick. Val-d’Or (QMJHL) 13th round pick. (1-1-2)
Matthew Staudacher (#7 Red) 6’0.5”/189, L, Shattuck-St. Mary’s – Defensive d-man from Grand Blanc, Michigan was a 5th round pick of Muskegon. Niagara (OHL) 14th round pick. (0-1-1)
Antonio Andreozzi (#4 Columbia) 5’9.5”/163, L, Rivers School – Brown recruit is a good, balanced skater. Sturdy d-man is good with puck and has some offensive upside. Des Moines 8th round pick. (2-1-3)
Luke Krys (#6 Kelly) 5’9.25”/138, R, Westchester Express – Good skater is a late ’00 so was one of the younger players here. Brother of BU recruit Chad Krys. (0-0-0)
Tyler Spott (#5 Forest Green) 5’9.5”/152, L, Toronto Marlboros – Solid puck-moving d-man. Good stick. Good feet. Green Bay 5th round pick. Son of San Jose Sharks assistant coach Steve Spott. (0-1-1)
Noah Lee (#4 Gold) 5’6.5”/172, R, LA Junior Kings – Very quick, with good hands. Mobile. Wrister gave his team game-tying goal on Monday. (0-2-2)
Michael Ferrandino (#4 Orange) 5’9.75”/153, R, CYA – Mobile, quick, good stick. Good defender. Waterloo 5th round pick. Windsor (OHL) 14th round pick. (0-0-0)
Matthew Kessel (#5 Orange) 6’1.25”/181, R, Little Caesar’s 15U – Pretty solid week. His six assists gave him the camp’s scoring title – among d-men, that is. Will be playing for Compuware this year. (0-6-6)
Bobby Burns (#3 Orange) 6’0”/210, R, Little Caesar’s – Stout, physical defender hits hard. Windsor (OHL) 10th round pick. (0-2-2)
Coltan Wilkie (#4 Forest Green) 5’7”/167, L, Omaha AAA – Small puck-moving d-man. Fargo 6th round pick. (0-1-1)
PJ Garrett (#5 Grey) 6’2.5”/202, L, Thayer Academy – Big, a bit raw. Could be a very good prospect if he develops more poise with the puck. There is certainly some upside. Cedar Rapids 6th round pick. (0-2-2)
Zachary Jones (#3 Grey) 5’6.25”/148, L, Selects Academy 16U – Virginia native is small but he’s also very young – he’s an October ’00 birthdate. Has really good feet and a good stick. (0-1-1)
John Campomenosi (#6 Forest Green) 5’10”/157, L, New Jersey Hitmen – A little underrated perhaps. A sound defenseman of average size. Good sense of the game. Doesn’t make a lot of mistakes. (0-1-1)
Spencer Weisgram (#3 Red) 5’9.5”/181, R, Milwaukee Jr. Admirals – Very young – he’s a November 2000 birthdate. Good skater. Headed to Culver this fall. (0-0-0)
Pito Walton (#4 White) 6’0.25”/156, R, Lawrenceville School – Lanky defensive D has some size, and showed poise. (0-1-1)
1. Drew DeRidder^* (#30 Kelly Green) 5’9.5”/156, Oakland Junior Grizzlies -- Led US Youth Olympic Team to Gold Medal in Lillehammer, Norway in February. Hands-down the best here. In five halves, had three shutouts. Cedar Rapids 3rd round pick. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 6th round pick. (1.20/.960)
2. Isaiah Saville^* (#30 Orange) 6’0”/176, West Anchorage HS – Late ’00 birthdate was ridiculously consistent. Did not allow more than one goal in any of his five halves – six if you include the all-star game. Was also one of the top goalies last year at Select 15s, so he’s really making a name for himself. Will be heading to the Lower 48 to play for the Colorado Thunderbirds this fall. (1.37/.948)
3. Jack Faulkner^ (#30 White) 6’0.75”/162, Omaha Lancers AAA – Had one bad day (Day 4), allowing four goals vs. Columbia, but he bounced back. Was 18/17 in All-Star game. Will be playing for the Cleveland Barons in the upcoming season. (1.95/.924)
4. Connor Hopkins (#1 Forest Green) 6’0”/188, Belmont Hill School – Yale recruit was terrific – two shutouts and two one-goal halves -- until the final day, when he allowed three goals to Gold. (2.01/.918)
5. Joshua Graziano (#1 Orange) 6’1.75”/189, Nichols School – Has size, and was consistently good. It’s a little surprising no USHL team took him in the Futures Draft. Owen Sound (OHL) 6th round pick. (2.40/.913)
6. Matthew Sankner (#1 Gold) 5’8.5”/160, Team Comcast U16 – In his five halves, he allowed one goal in each of the first three, then finished week with back-to-back shutouts. Will be playing for Virtua Hockey this season. Small, but very good. Was also one of the better goalies at last summer at Select 15s, so he’s no fluke. (1.20/.944)
7. Darius Bell (#1 Red) 5’11.75”/173, Tampa Scorpions Red AA – Pretty consistent: never allowed more than two goals in a half. Floridian will be heading to Shattuck-St. Mary’s this fall. (2.40/.910)
8. Christian Stoever (#30 Forest Green) 5’11.75”/151, Honeybaked 16U – Will be going to Des Moines, who made him their 3rd round pick in the USHL Futures Draft. Allowed three goals to loaded Orange team, was otherwise pretty unbeatable. (3.20/.879)
9. Reilly Herbst (#30 Gold) 5’7.5”/158, South Kent U16 American – Colorado native had bad opening day, but then settled in nicely. Over the next four days he notched two shutouts and two one-goal games. (2.03/.928)
10. Todd Scott (#1 Royal) 5’11.75”/209 – Had a couple of shutouts but also a couple of less-than-awesome games. Played on the US Youth Olympic Team in February. Minnesota native will be playing for the Sioux City Musketeers. Vancouver 10th round pick in WHL Bantam Draft. (3.60/.895)
BU Camp Rosters & Schedule
The Boston University Camp opens tomorrow (Sun. July 31st) at Walter Brown Arena with games at 2:30, 4:00, 5:30 and 7:00 pm.
On Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 1-2 game times will be 1:00, 2:30, 4:00, and 5:30 pm.
On Wed. Aug. 3, the final day, game times are 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am and 12:30 pm.
Here are the eight rosters and a schedule. They are zip files.
Boston University Camp July 31-Aug 3
Eight Standouts from Harvard Camp, and More
Harvard’s camp, now in its fifth year, ran Sunday through Tuesday at Harvard’s Bright-Landry Hockey Center.
Here is our “A” group: eight Div. I prospects who set themselves apart:
Blake Hayward (’98) – Vancouver native is a 6’1” strong-skating power forward from the Coquitlam Express (BCHL). Good speed, competed hard, and can finish.
Travis Schneider (’98) – 5’10” center graduated from Canterbury and is heading to the BCHL (Prince George). Competes hard, and is always around the puck.
Nicholas Wildgoose (’99) – Forward from the Carolina Jr. Hurricanes – a December ’99 birthdate -- will be a true 11th grader at Avon Old Farms. Cerebral offensive player. Puck just followed him around. Put up a ton of points. Son of former Providence College F Lyle Wildgoose.
Sean Farrell (’01) – 5’8” forward from Junior Bruins U16 will be entering St. Mark’s as a freshman this fall. November ’01 birthdate is a Harvard commit. Was a standout at Select 15s last week.
Tom McHenry (’98) – Lanky 5’11” RW from London, Ontario is a terrific skater – just great speed. Played for the St. Mary’s Lincolns of the Golden Horseshoe League. Will be moving up to the Oakville Blades (OJHL).
Joey Musa (’00) – 5’7” forward will be a sophomore at Trinity-Pawling. Led team in assists as a freshman. Florida native is smart and clever. Was at Select 16s a couple weeks ago.
Christian Purboo (’00) – 6’2” G from the Mississauga Rebels (GTMMHL). North Bay drafted him in the 11th round of this spring’s OHL draft. Big, and technically sound – the modern prototype.
James Davenport (’00) – Right shot D played last year at St. Sebastian’s as a freshman. Is coming off solid performance at the Select 16 camp.
There were several other players at Harvard’s camp we had seen over the last week or two at USA Hockey Development Camps. While a notch below Farrell, Musa, and Davenport, they are players worthy of following.
Liam Devlin (’01) – 5’8” F played for Junior Eagles. Will be a 9th grader at St. Sebastian’s.
Bobby Pearl (’99) – Sophomore defenseman will be in his second year at Dexter. Nov. ’99 birthdate.
Sean McAvoy (’00) – 5’6” forward from Charlotte, North Carolina will be a soph at Deerfield
Ben Raymond (’01) – 5’8” and a smooth skater. Played for BB&N JV last year. Will be with River Rats and BB&N varsity.
“B” Group, continued:
Nick Altmann (’97) – 6’1” Duluth East HS 2015 grad played in the NAHL last season.
Cole Joslin (’98) – Forward from Cohasset, Mass. will be a junior at Proctor Academy.
Tim Usalis (’99) – 5’11” ’99 D will be a junior at St. John’s Prep.
Sean Thomson (’98) – Defenseman from Beaconsfield, Quebec will be a senior at KUA.
Eric Butte (’97) – 6’2” forward and Belmont Hill graduate will be playing for Langley (BCHL).
Justin Pearson (’98) – Nashua, NH native was leading scorer for the Islanders Hockey Club U18s.
Liam Thrawl (’98) – Team Illinois forward will be playing for the Austin Bruins (NAHL)
Nate Reilly (’98) – Defenseman from North Kingston, RI will be a senior at Proctor.
Troy Kobryn (’99) – Delbarton starting goalie since his freshman season. Will be a senior.
'02 and '03 Combine Dates
Harvard's 2003 Combine is scheduled for Thurs.-Fri. Aug. 11-12 this year, with a game scheduled for 2:30 each afternoon. The 2002 Combine will be the following week, Thurs.-Fri. Aug. 18-19, with games scheduled for 1:30 and 2:45 pm each day, all at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center.
Kings of East Coast Showcase Schedule
The Kings of East Coast Showcase, a small, elite tournament put together by Vinnie Montalbano after the OTB Teal Invite was cancelled, will run next Monday through Wednesday August 1-3 in New Hampshire. The first two days will take place at Cyclones Arena in Hudson, NH, while the final day will be at the UNH's Whittemore Center.
There will be six U16 teams, and six U19 teams. The schedule is below.
Also below is a roster for the U19 Minnesota Blades, the team traveling the farthest to be here (they had been scheduled for the OTB Teal Invite and had already made travel arrangements when the tournament was cancelled).
We will post the remaining rosters in this space when we get them.
The Kings of East Coast Showcase Schedule
Minnesota Blades Roster
Boston Knights U16
Boston Knights U19
Harvard Camp Rosters & Schedule
The College Hockey Experience camp at Harvard University's Bright Hockey Center gets underway tomorrow (Sun. July 24th) and continues through Tuesday July 26th.
Each of the ten teams will play four games, with single games Sunday and Monday afternoon and two sets of games on the afternoon of the camp's final day.
The rosters are primarily comprised of '98s to '01s. There is one '96 and and a couple of '97s.
The College Hockey Experience Rosters & Schedule