Sunday, July 7, 2013

Camping Season

Summer is the season for camping. Here's a rundown:
NHL Prospect Development Camps
A number of current, future, and past UND players will be taking part in NHL prospect development camps this summer. Below is a rundown of UND's attendees (a fun one to keep an eye on is the New York Islanders' Orange vs. Blue prospect scrimmage, which they stream live on their website):

Team Player Camp Roster
Anaheim Keaton Thompson
Boston Zane Gothberg
Calgary Corban Knight
Chicago Nick Mattson Roster
Luke Johnson Roster 2
Edmonton Dillon Simpson
Florida Rocco Grimaldi Roster
Los Angeles Derek Forbort
Paul LaDue
Montreal Mark MacMillan
Nashville Wade Murphy Roster
New York Islanders Brock Nelson
San Jose Gage Ausmus
Tampa Bay Brendan O'Donnell
Toronto Andrew MacWilliam
Winnipeg Tucker Poolman
New York Rangers                Adam Tambellini              Roster
                                                     Carter Rowney

USA Hockey Select 17 Development Camp
A few future Sioux took part in USA Hockey's recent Select 17 player development camp, which features many of the top 1996 birth year players in the US. Nick Schmaltz and Ryan Mantha were named camp All-Stars following their five games of pool play and Austin Poganski was a key component of Team Royal, which won the camp championship. Here are the stat lines from the UND commitments:

Player Gm G A Pts
Ryan Mantha 6 0 1 1
Austin Poganski 6 1 4 5
Nick Schmaltz 6 1 2 3

This camp is the basis for building USA Hockey's Select Under-18 team, which will compete in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in August. All three were named to the team and will don the red, white, and blue next month in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Check out USA Hockey's release for more information on the Ivan Hlinka Tournament, and here is the full roster (Word doc).
USA Hockey Select 16 Development Camp
This week, USA Hockey's Select 16 development camp kicks off, featuring some of the top 1997 birth year talent in the United States. UND currently has just one 1997 commitment in Christian Evers, and he will be attending the camp. There are several other players of UND/local interest taking part in the camp as well:

Player Hometown Team Notes
Tye Ausmus East Grand Forks, MN Red Defenseman, EGF HS
Tarek Baker Verona, WI Royal Rumblings of UND interest
Matt Christian Grand Forks, ND Forest Forward, Red River HS
Charlie Churchill Grand Forks, ND Red Goaltender, Red River HS
Christian Evers Waukee, IA Orange UND D commit, NTDP U-17
Spencer Kuhlman Gand Forks, ND Gold Played last two years at SSM
Tanner Tweten East Grand Forks, MN Grey Forward, EGF HS


  1. Adam Tambellini at Rangers camp?

    1. Thanks for catching that, I completely overlooked NYR.