For the 2002 birth year, the 2019 Massachusetts Hockey CCM High Performance Festival represented the final opportunity to compete for a spot to represent the district at a USA Hockey Player Development Camp.
From this past weekend’s games at the New England Sports Center, evaluators selected approximately 40 players to skate in next weekend’s Massachusetts Hockey Final 40. At that point, 13 players will move on to USA Hockey Select 17 Player Development Camp this June at the Northtown Center in Amherst, N.Y.
This is the beginning of an important year for a few of the region’s ‘02s as it is the birth year for the 2020 NHL Draft. A few NHL scouts were in attendance to begin tracking the class for next June’s draft.
While I have some disagreements on the actual group that made it through, the evaluators did a good job in getting all of the top performers on to next weekend. Here’s a look at the ‘02s I would have moved along to next weekend’s Mass. Final 40, if i were evaluating: