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Peyton Van Buskirk Advances to the USA Select 15 National Camp!

By Elite Hockey Program, 05/06/19, 4:45PM EDT


May 14, 2019

 Guilford, Conn.,  - The Pacific District of USA Hockey has announced their selections for the 15U Boys 2019 USA Hockey National Player Development Camp.  The top 2004 boys’ hockey players were selected to represent the Pacific District following their performances at the Pacific District 15U festival held in California this May.

We are excited to congratulate Peyton Van Buskirk who will be joining the 16U Elite Hockey Program this fall 2019.  Van Buskirk, a 2004 defender from Alaska, will have the opportunity to skate with the top 2004 birth year players in the country at the Select 15 USA National Camp in Amherst, NY in July. 

The USA Hockey’s National Player Development Camp will consist of top 2004 players that will be involved in intensive practices, games and off-ice training all geared toward strengthening young American hockey players.

“We are excited about the opportunity that Peyton has earned at the national level.”  Said Peter Alden, Elite Hockey Program President.  “It’s an exciting time for these young players who have the chance to go up against the best and work with USA Hockey’s outstanding coaching, guidance and training”. 

About the USA Hockey National Player Development Camp:

The USA Hockey National Player Development Camps for 15-year-olds, 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds provide the United States’ top young players with age-appropriate on- and off-ice training and coaching from elite-level instructors, as well as the opportunity to compete against their peers from throughout the country.

Players earn invitation to the national camps through their performance at a series of state- and district-level camps held each season. The camps are designed so players return home afterward with the tools to further develop their skills over the course of the coming season and beyond.

The USA Hockey National Player Development Camps also serve as an evaluation environment for players competing to represent the U.S. at international tournaments and events including the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, the Under-17 Five Nations Tournament, and the Under-18 National Festival in Lake Placid, New York.

Since their launch in 1977, USA Hockey’s National Player Development Camps have been a springboard for countless future Olympians and professional players.

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