Three PHL players selected to USNTDP evaluation camp
Fifty-three of the top American players born in 1996 have been invited to USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program Evaluation Camp, it was announced today by USA Hockey. The camp, which is held to help select the 2012-13 U.S. National Under-17 Team, will take place March 19-23 at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube.
The roster features three players who competed in the PHL this past season: Chris Wilkie, forward, Omaha AAA Lancers 16U - Josh Wesley, defenseman, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes 16U - Logan Halladay, goaltender, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes 16U.
"We have a terrific group of players and look for the talent level and competitiveness to be high,” said Peter Ward, the NTDP’s director of player personnel.
The players will be divided into three teams - Red, White and Blue - and will participate in on-ice practices, off-ice training, four 30-minute games and two full games. Each team will consist of nine forwards, six defensemen and two goaltenders.
NTDP alum Brett Henning (Buffalo Grove, Ill./1997-98) will serve as a coach at the camp, guiding Team Blue. In addition, NTDP assistant coaches Matt Curley and Tyler Eaves will guide Team White and Team Red, respectively.
For a complete roster of the invitees, click here.
NOTES: The 53 players on the NTDP Evaluation Camp roster represent 17 different states. Minnesota leads the way with seven natives on the roster, while Illinois and New York each boast six.
2012 National Team Development Program Evaluation Camp Game Schedule
March 20-22 • Ann Arbor Ice Cube
Tue., March 20 Red vs. White* 10:45 a.m.
Tue., March 20 Red vs. Blue* 12:00 p.m.
Tue., March 20 White vs. Blue* 1:15 p.m.
Tue., March 20 Blue vs. White 6:45 p.m.
Wed., March 21 White vs. Red 10:15 a.m.
Wed., March 21 Red vs. Blue 5:45 p.m.
Thu., March 22 Blue vs. White* 4:00 p.m.
Thu., March 22 Red vs. White* 5:15 p.m.
Thu., March 22 Red vs. Blue* 6:30 p.m.