The season just got extended for more than 20 Colorado youth hockey players.
The Rocky Mountain District released the boys selected to attend the USA Hockey National Player Development Camps taking place throughout the summer.
This year, 23 players born in Colorado are on the list of 47 advancing from the Rocky Mountain District Player Evaluation Camp held May 21-23 in Irving, Texas. Find a complete list of Colorado players and alternates selected to the 2021 USA Hockey National Player Development Camps below.
The USA Hockey National Player Development Camps provide on and off ice coaching and training from elite-level instructors for 15-, 16- and 17-year-olds from across the country. The camps also present participants an opportunity to compete against their peers.
Players are selected to these camps based on their performance in state and district-level camps that take place each season.
Last year, USA Hockey canceled the player development camps for boys and girls as a result of COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
Some of this year's boys camps include the Boys Select 17 (June 23-28), the Hlinka Gretzky Cup Camp (June 28-30), the Boys Select 16 (July 7-13) and the Boys Select 15 (July 13-18), all of which will take place at Northtown Center and Daemen College in Amherst, New York.
The USA Hockey National Player Development Camps also provide an evaluation of players who want to represent the U.S. at international tournaments or events, including the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, the Under-17 Five Nations Tournament and the Women’s National Festival.
The USA Hockey National Player Development Camps launched in 1977, and many of the participants in these camps have gone on to become professional players and Olympians.
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