Over the weekend, many of the top ’02s and ‘03s from the five New England states outside of Massachusetts competed in the New England District Select Festival at the New England Sports Village in Attleboro, Mass.
This event is a tryout for players looking to advance to this summer’s USA Hockey Select 16 and Select 17 Player Development Camps in Amherst, N.Y. The festival was headed by Brown University assistant coach Jason Guerriero and was evaluated and attended by several other area college coaches.
Six forwards, three defensemen and a goaltender were scheduled to advance from the weekend’s festivities that included three games and a couple of practices.
With just one committed player in the ’03 age group, there were a few sleepers who impressed. With the ’02 age group being more well known, there were less surprises there.