Thirty-two players born in 2007 will compete at the 2022 USA Hockey Select 15 Player Development Camp that begins Saturday at the Northtown Center in Amherst, N.Y.
The ’07s are the third and final birth year to participate in a USA Hockey festival this summer in the Buffalo suburb. It’s the beginning of a very important 10 months for the ’07s, as they’ll have a chance to be selected for USA Hockey’s NTDP next March and to be drafted into the USHL a couple of months later.
Players from New England earned invites to USA Hockey Select 15 Player Development Camp by virtue of being selected out of two districts. Players from the Bay State qualified at the Massachusetts Hockey CCM High Performance Festival while prospects from the other five states in the region competed at the New England District Select 15s.
Massachusetts Hockey has a deeper talent pool at the forward position while New England District has the better crop of prospects on defense. The majority of the top players in New England will be skating this upcoming season for Junior Eagles, Mid Fairfield, Mount Saint Charles and Neponset Valley River Rats.