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Yasuda Selected For Japan U20 National Team Camp

By EHP, 08/07/18, 2:15PM EDT


August 7, 2018

Guilford, Conn.— The Elite Hockey Program would like to congratulate Keitaro Yasuda, a 2000 forward for the U18 Elite team, on getting selected to the Japan U20 National Team Camp.

"I am very excited and honored to be selected for the U20 Japanese National team training camp in Finland," stated Yasuda.  "It is always a special experience to compete for my country.  I want to say thank you to my team and coaches who have helped me earn this great opportunity."

Yasuda will travel to Vierumaki, Finland from August 12 -19, 2018 to join the team and play throughout the duration of the camp. 

"We are all so proud of Keitaro, and he is giving our program tremendous exposure," Elite Hockey Program President, Peter Aldensaid.  "He will have a great experience competing at the international level, and I know he will do well."


Ice Hockey in Japan

Ice Hockey in Japan is governed by the Japan Ice Hockey Association. Japan has been a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation since 1930, when the Japan Men’s national team made their International debut this year. The Women and Junior teams made their debuts later, in 1987 & 1982. 


About the Elite Hockey Program:

The Elite Hockey Program operates out of the Northford Ice Pavilion in Northford, CT.  The Elite Hockey Program is located right outside of New Haven, CT, just a few miles away from NCAA division one powerhouses, Yale University and Quinnipiac University.  The Northford Ice Pavilion is a three sheet facility, equipped with custom locker rooms for the Elite Hockey teams and 5,000 sq. ft. training facility for program’s strength and conditioning.

At the Elite Hockey Program, we provide a complete hockey experience, to help our players prepare for their next level of play. It is our developmental path that our players are given, the exposure they receive and the location we are in that makes us an attractive destination for a strong student athlete.  We strongly believe in our culture and consistency. In order to develop a more complete player, we focus our energy on individual player development and teach our players to understand how their role fits into the identity of our team’s success.

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