Aidan Curran has lofty goals for himself as a hockey player. He accomplished one of those goals earlier this summer, is well on his way toward fulfilling another, and the third is certainly not out of the realm of possibility.
The Dracut, Mass., native fell short of making USA Hockey’s Player Development Camp in 2016 and 2017, but he finally made it this year as a 17-year-old. He made steps each season, getting closer in 2017, but finally got over the hump for this year’s event in Amherst, N.Y., just outside of Buffalo.
“The experience in Buffalo was unbelievable. I’ve gotten better every year. I’ve learned how great the hockey world is. Once you get to national camp, you see how good hockey really is,” said Curran, who played this past season with the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs 16-U in the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League.