Evaluation Camp to be held May 9-13 at USA Hockey Arena
PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Forty-nine of the top American hockey players born in 2005 have been invited to USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program Evaluation Camp. The invitees include Illinois’ Michael Birchill (Mundelein), Gabriel Perreault (Hinsdale), Joseph Willis (Elmhurst), Carter Slaggert (South Bend – Chicago Mission 15O), Paul Fischer (River Forest) and Zachary Sharp (Naperville). The camp, which will help select the 2021-22 U.S. National Under-17 Team, will take place May 9-13, at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.
The 49 players, including 27 forwards, 16 defensemen and six goaltenders, will be divided into two teams, Team Kane and Team Matthews. The squads will participate in on-ice practices and off-ice training, and play in five games during their week in Michigan.
A full roster and camp game schedule can be found here.
NOTES: The 49 players on the 2021 National Team Development Program Evaluation Camp roster represent 14 different states. Minnesota leads the way with 11 invitees on the roster, while New York boasts seven and Massachusetts and Illinois have five representatives apiece on the roster.
ABOUT THE NTDP: USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program is completing its 24th season of competition and is based at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. The goal of the full-time development program is to prepare student-athletes under the age of 18 for participation on U.S. National Teams and success in their future hockey careers. Its efforts focus not only on high-caliber participation on the ice, but creating well-rounded individuals off the ice.