Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012
Today was the final day of the camp and I recently made it back home to Brighton. It was a long day of travel because we had to take a bus at 2 a.m. from Lake Placid to Albany to catch our flight. With the bus leaving so early, everyone stayed up right until the bus left so it will be nice to get some sleep finally. It feels good to be back home and to take a couple days off to rest up and get away from hockey for a bit. Yesterday we lost the final game against Finland 3-2 in overtime but as a team we did not play very well. After the game a couple of us were able to go out to eat for some pizza and rent paddleboards to go out on the lake for a couple hours. Now that I am home and can look back on the camp. It was a great experience for me and was a ton of fun. Although this was only the first step in the process to make the team in December, it went well and I am relying on a good first half of next season with the Huskies to put me in a position to be selected. I think with the team we will have next year, I will have an opportunity to play with good players and have a good start like last season. With the camp over, my next focus is getting back in Houghton and preparing for a great year.
Thanks to everyone for following along,
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012
Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012
Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012
Good afternoon everyone! I am taking time this week to keep everyone updated from Lake Placid, NY as I have been invited to participate in the 2013 World Junior Evaluation Camp.It has been a huge honor thus far to be selected as a potential member of the US team which will play in Ufa, Russia around Christmas and New Years. I arrived here in Lake Placid yesterday afternoon after a short flight from Detroit. The town of Lake Placid is full of Olympic attractions as it is one of the main training centers for Olympic athletes of all sports. The staff at USA Hockey has invited many of my old teammates from the Development Program so it has been fun to be able to meet up with them again and play together. I was able to have a meeting last night with this years head coach Phil Housley and director Jim Johannson which went great. My roommates are Cole Bardreau from Cornell University and Logan Nelson who plays in the Western Hockey League. We just got back to the dorms from our first practice this morning and we are preparing for the first inter-squad game this evening at 4:00. I will keep everyone posted tomorrow after the first game is complete.
Thanks for following along,