Two Spitfires invited to USA Hockey National Team Camp
Christian Fischer and Logan Brown are among 42 players invited to the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp, July 30th to August 7th, in Plymouth, Michigan.
They’ll be vying for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, December 26th through January 5th in Montreal and Toronto. Fischer, 19, had an outstanding first season with the Spitfires in 2015-16, leading the club in goals (40) and points (90), to go along with a +35 rating in 66 games.
Brown, 18, led the Spitfires in assists (53) to go along with 21 goals and a +24 rating in his second season, despite playing in just 59 games. He is the #7-ranked North American skater headed into this weekend’s NHL Draft in Buffalo.
USA Hockey announced a total of 42 players have been invited to the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp.
The players will audition for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, December 26, 2016, through January 5, 2017, in Montreal and Toronto, Canada.
Of the 42 players attending, five are returnees from last year’s U.S. National Junior Team that claimed the bronze medal at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship in Helsinki, Finland. Additionally, 31 players have won medals at IIHF events.
The United States, which has medaled in four of the last seven IIHF World Junior Championships (gold – 2010, 2013; bronze – 2011, 2016), aims to claim back-to-back medal finishes for the second time ever (2010 – gold, 2011 – bronze).
The week-long camp will include 10 international competitions between Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United States.
Mike Knuble (East Grand Rapids, Mich.) and Ron Rolston (Fenton, Mich.) will serve as guest coaches at the 2016 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp