Buffalo, NY- The USA Hockey Select 15 Camp is over and some of the players who were really noticeable come as no surprise, but there were some standout performances that have really put some players on the map. Of course, just being invited to this camp means that you are a top player but that said, there have been some players who came in with less of a reputation who have shined. Here is a look at some of what we have seen so far:
Scott Reedy- the Prior Lake, MN native has been flat out awesome. He has scored two goals in each of the first two games here and he has looked dominant. Reedy was the leading scorer for Shattuck St. Mary’s this season scoring 56 goals and 69 assists. The University of Minnesota who is pushing 6 feet tall is looking like a lock for a National team invite next year.
Riley Prattson- Prattson plays hockey in Boston and the Tolland, CT native was lights out. Clearly a goal scorer Prattson seemed to always find space in scoring positions and showed the ability to finish tallying nine goals on the weekend. Prattson is uncommitted but probably not for long and we would be surprised if he is not on the radar of BU and BC at this point if he wasn’t already.
Brannon McManus- McManus is committed to University of Minnesota and there is no reason for the Gophers to regret this one. McManus is one of the most skilled players we have seen around the net. Great hands and a very smart hockey player all around. McManus was terrific when he was with the Los Angeles Jr. Kings when we first saw him and now, after spending a season at Shattuck St. Mary’s he has only gotten better.
Ryan Sandelin- Sandelin is the son of Minnesota-Duluth Head Coach Scott Sandelin and he plays like the son of a coach. Very smart disciplined player. He scored 5 goals and had 6 assists on the week and played a solid two way game.
Charlie Dovorany- another strong forward from Shattuck St. Mary’s, Dovorany was very impressive this week. He scored 4 goals and notched 8 assists on the weekend. Very good player and will be a favorite to earn a spot on the USNTDP.
Logan Hutsko- after coming off of a terrific year at Shattuck, Hutsko played very well at the Select 15 camp and remains a highly coveted 99 birth year player. Great hands and great vision.
Steven Agriogianis- the New Jersey native was very impressive to us. Very quick, excellent hands and a great nose for the puck. He also has played on some very good teams with great players as he played for both the 1998 and 1999 New Jersey Colonials. He impressed a lot of people this week.
Alexander Chmelevski- we loved him at Nationals where he played for Belle Tire last year. He started out in Anaheim as a very young player before moving to Michigan to advance himself in the hockey world and he has done exactly that. Very good OHL prospect.
Andrew Andary- has been a top 99 forward for several years and was very impressive once again. Quick player, terrific vision. Helped leas the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies squad for several years and we would expect to see a D1 commitment soon.
Evan Barratt- Barratt has been on the radar for a while dating back to his younger days with the Mercer Chiefs. Good scorer and he plays with an edge that coaches love. He will play for Team Comcast U16 this season.
Jacob Tortora- we have loved his game from the start. When he played at the Rochester American organization he was a top 99 player and he still looks very good. Played at the Hill Academy.
Erik Urbank- we noticed Urbank last year at Nationals where he played for the Buffalo Regals. Five goals at National Camp will keep you on the map.
Ivan Lodina- the Belle Tire star was certainly noticed this week. Does everything well. Great skater and soft hands.
Grant Mismash- he did not have a high scoring week but he looked really good. Missed on a few chances that would have padded his numbers but can’t hide his talent. University of Minnesota is probably very interested in him.
Chris Garbe- the Long Island native was really good, really quick. We really liked his game.
Sean Dhooghe- although he did not look the best we have ever seen him, the Ohio State commit has a track record of excellence so its tough to leave him out.
Kyle Kawamura- anyone who is not familiar with him should be. Electric player who we have seen for years with TPH Thunder. Players that we like a lot but did not stand out this weekend- Bobby Trivigno, Alex Mella, Jay Feiwell (injured)
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