Amherst, N.Y. – The hockey scouting world’s attention will soon turn toward the USA Hockey Select 15 Player Development Camp, as the top 2003-born Americans converge on the Northtown Center in Amherst, N.Y., from July 15-20.
Select 15s is an important showcase year, because it’s the first time the entire age group will be in front of college coaches, junior scouts and NHLPA agents.
Further, the ‘03s are entering a period when they're selected for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. It’s also their draft year for the USHL, QMJHL and OHL drafts.
USA Hockey Select 15s are intriguing, as far fewer kids are committed than at Select 16s and Select 17s, both also held at the Northtown Center. And there's no dearth of talent from New England and beyond.