Hockey is increasingly becoming a four-season sport, but players sometimes find certain opportunities that go beyond standard summer training.

Such was the case for Bryce Cooper, a defenseman with the Tier 1 Colorado Rampage on Colorado's Front Range. 

Following his 15U season for the Rampage (2018-19), in which he notched 16 points in 23 league games, Cooper attended the 2019 USA Hockey U16 National Player Development Camp in June. The camp was held in Amherst, New York, and offered on- and off-ice training for some of the top players in the country. 

Bryce Cooper finished with 16 points in 23 league games last season for the Colorado Rampage's 15U Tier 1 team, Cooper Photo courtesy of Colorado Rampage

Bryce Cooper finished with 16 points in 23 league games last season for the Colorado Rampage's 15U Tier 1 team, Cooper Photo courtesy of Colorado Rampage