Three Whalers Make USA Hockey Junior Camp Final Roster
Photo - Stefan Noesen.
On Wednesday, Team USA defeated Finland, 5-2, in the opening game of the USA National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, NY. Whalers Stefan Noesen and Ryan Hartman played in the game, with Noesen scoring a goal and an assist.
Chris Peters of the United States of Hockey offers analysis of the game and (scroll down) summaries of the the players.
Plymouth Whalers Stefan Noesen, JT Miller and Ryan Hartman have been selected by USA Hockey for the Final National Junior Evaluation Camp.
Here's the release from USA Hockey:
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- 34 of the initial 45 players in attendance at the 2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp will remain to oppose Sweden and Finland in a series of international games here this week.
The players are auditioning for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2012-Jan. 5, 2013, in Ufa, Russia.
"The first three days of camp have been impressive and we have been pleased with the players' level of competition," said Jim Johannson, USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations and the general manager of the 2013 U.S. National Junior Team. "The players being released today are still among those being evaluated for the team in the coming months. For the players retained, this week's upcoming international games in Lake Placid give us an oportunity to further assess their skills."
Hartman was recently profiled by Andrew Weiss of Future Considerations.ca. Weiss writes:
With the pre and post-NHL Draft activities, many draft eligible players end their season with a jam-packed summer.
For 2013 draft eligible Ryan Hartman, this summer has been just as busy as players who heard their name called in Pittsburgh.
His summer itinerary is filled with camping.
Hartman began his camp tour two weeks ago in the small town of Nisswa, Minn. at his advisor’s world famous Minnesota Hockey Camps. Hartman has been training daily at the camp for the last two weeks with college and major junior players such as Lukas Sutter and former NTDP teammate Pat Sieloff.