The Boys Select 16 USA Hockey Player Development Camp begins today at Northtown Center in Amherst, New York. The top 1998 born players from around the country will gather for a week of intense training and competition.
There will be 24 (13.3%) native Minnesotans participating in the camp out of a total of 180 players, marking the most players from any one state. The players were chosen based on their participation in and performance during the Reebok Minnesota Hockey High Performance Programs which continue to play a vital role in player development in Minnesota. Nearly half of the Reebok HP Boys 16 Final 54 participants were selected to or will be attending the national camp.
Of the Minnesota players, 11 of them attended the Boys Select 15 National Camp in 2013. One of the returning players, Kiefer Bellows, tied for the second most goals at the camp with six goals in five games, trailing only Joey Anderson another Minnesotan who finished with seven goals last year.
USA Hockey’s Player Development Camps serve a dual purpose for players. The camps are the primary opportunity for players to be identified for participation on teams for current and future international competitions. However, the main goal of the camps is to fuel player development through practices, games and presentations. They receive instruction from a variety of coaches from USA Hockey, the professional minor leagues or NHL, college and junior programs as well as the top prep schools.
For complete coverage of the Boys Select 16 Camp, visit USA Hockey’s 2014 Camps Central.
|First Name||Last Name||Position||Current Team||USA - Team Color|
|Brady||Tatro||F||Bemidji Bantam AA||Black|
|Brendan||Bushy||D||Thief River Falls||Grey|
|Brian||Hurley||D||St. Thomas Academy||White|
|Scott||Perunovich||D||Hibbing Bantam AA||Red|