Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 11 CHL players are among the 40 players invited by USA Hockey to take part in the 2011 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp this summer in Lake Placid, N.Y. The players will be auditioning for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2011-Jan. 5, 2012, in Calgary and Edmonton, AB.
Among the USA Hockey invitees are seven returnees from the bronze medal-winning 2011 U.S. National Junior Team, including Emerson Etem (Long Beach, CA) of the Medicine Hat Tigers.
CHL Players attending USA Hockey Camp:
Emerson Etem, Medicine Hat Tigers
Jared Knight, London Knights
Phil Lane, Brampton Battalion
Austin Levi, Plymouth Whalers
Shane McColgan, Kelowna Rockets
Stefan Noesen, Plymouth Whalers
Shane Prince, Ottawa 67’s
Brandon Saad, Saginaw Spirit
Jarred Tinordi, London Knights
Vincent Trocheck, Saginaw Spirit
Austin Watson, Peterborough Petes
For the full list of players invited to the 2011 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp, click here.
The camp, which will take place at Lake Placid’s Olympic Center from August 6-13, will feature practices, intra-squad scrimmages and international games featuring Finland, Sweden and the United States.