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Top 15 Year Olds Selected for National Camp

By Minnesota Hockey, 06/19/15, 4:00PM CDT

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Minnesota Hockey announced today its selectees and alternates for the 2015 USA Hockey Boys Select 15 National Player Development Camps.  The players have been participating in the evaluation and development process of the CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance Programs since late March and will finish the program with the national camp in Williamsville, NY on July 15-21.

“We’re excited to announce the players that will be representing Minnesota at the national camps this summer,” said High Performance Director, Mike MacMillan. “This is a great moment in each of their young careers. It will be an opportunity for them to train with and against the best players in the country.”

The selectees and alternates were chosen from a group of 102 players that competed in the CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance 15 Summer Camp in St. Cloud, MN this past week. The players spent six days participating in an intense series of daily on- and off-ice training, classroom and speaker sessions as well as five games against the best players at their age level in Minnesota.

“The camp itself is a tough, grueling camp because you’re always being evaluated, you’re always being challenged,” said Camp Head Coach Don Krause.  “When you step out the door each morning, you know that something is being asked of you, and that’s very wearing. We’re looking for young men that are going to be able to persevere and going to be able to step forward and step through any adversity that they might have.”

The players are pushed outside their comfort zone, not just on the ice, but in every aspect of camp.  The coaches and counselors encourage the players to make a habit out of challenging themselves to get better every day.

“It’s all about attention to detail,” said Krause.  “If you pay attention to the little details, you’re preparing yourself for the future.”

For the 30 players listed here as selectees and alternates, that future will begin in just a few short weeks as they take the next step in their development at the CCM HP Pre-National Camp on July 7-10. The camp provides the players with a final opportunity to hone their skills before the selectees head to their first USA Hockey National Player Development Camp.

The CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance Programs are conducted in conjunction with USA Hockey and are referred to as “Select” programs in other parts of the country. The national festivals/camps are used by USA Hockey to identify the top performers in each age group for possible opportunities to represent the U.S.A. at advanced levels of national and international hockey competition.

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Minnesota Hockey announced today its selectees and alternates for the 2015 USA Hockey Boys Select 15 National Player Development Camps.  The players have been participating in the evaluation and development process of the CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance Programs since late March and will finish the program with the national camp in Williamsville, NY on July 15-21.

“We’re excited to announce the players that will be representing Minnesota at the national camps this summer,” said High Performance Director, Mike MacMillan. “This is a great moment in each of their young careers. It will be an opportunity for them to train with and against the best players in the country.”

The selectees and alternates were chosen from a group of 102 players that competed in the CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance 15 Summer Camp in St. Cloud, MN this past week. The players spent six days participating in an intense series of daily on- and off-ice training, classroom and speaker sessions as well as five games against the best players at their age level in Minnesota.

“The camp itself is a tough, grueling camp because you’re always being evaluated, you’re always being challenged,” said Camp Head Coach Don Krause.  “When you step out the door each morning, you know that something is being asked of you, and that’s very wearing. We’re looking for young men that are going to be able to persevere and going to be able to step forward and step through any adversity that they might have.”

The players are pushed outside their comfort zone, not just on the ice, but in every aspect of camp.  The coaches and counselors encourage the players to make a habit out of challenging themselves to get better every day.

“It’s all about attention to detail,” said Krause.  “If you pay attention to the little details, you’re preparing yourself for the future.”

For the 30 players listed here as selectees and alternates, that future will begin in just a few short weeks as they take the next step in their development at the CCM HP Pre-National Camp on July 7-10. The camp provides the players with a final opportunity to hone their skills before the selectees head to their first USA Hockey National Player Development Camp.

The CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance Programs are conducted in conjunction with USA Hockey and are referred to as “Select” programs in other parts of the country. The national festivals/camps are used by USA Hockey to identify the top performers in each age group for possible opportunities to represent the U.S.A. at advanced levels of national and international hockey competition.

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