July 2, 2018
Guilford, Connecticut - The New England District of USA Hockey has announced their selections for the 15U Boys 2018 USA Hockey National Player Development Camp. The top boys’ hockey players were selected to represent New England following their performances at the New England 15U festival held at Keane State, New Hampshire in June.
We are excited to congratulate two players from the Elite Hockey Program, Audran Schneider and Shea Thibault on advancing from the New England District to the 15U (2003) USA Hockey National Player Development Camp, held July 15-20, 2018 in Amherst, NY.
Schneider and Thibault will have the opportunity to skate with the other top 2003 birth year players in the country at the Select 15 USA National Camp. The USA Hockey’s National Player Development Camp will consist of top 2003 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 Schneider and Thibault have both 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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