NCDC Head Coach Mike Anderson is looking forward to the evaluations, “We’re really excited about the open camp. Every year a player comes to camp that you either didn’t know much about or that really surprises you. That’s the fun part. In the past some of those players have gone on to do great things in our program. Alex Brink (Brown, ECAC NCAA D-I), Clay Han (Dartmouth, ECAC NCAA D-I), Ian Milosz (Boston College, Hockey East NCAA D-I) are just a few recent examples of those types of players. Our staff has done an enormous amount of work identifying potential players for not just our top NCDC team but also for our Premier teams, and we’re really looking forward to the process of rounding out these rosters and getting started with our summer programs”.
Over the last 3 seasons the Junior Bruins Premier team has compiled a 106-29-0-6 record in USPHL play, a .752 winning percentage. Additionally over that time the organization has seen 72 players from their junior program alone commit to NCAA College hockey. 26 Division I players and 46 Division III players. Many of those 46 Division III commitments have come from the Elite and USP3 levels. Next year that will become the Premier and Elite levels within the USPHL. Players like Tyler Mathieu came to the Bruins from Holderness Academy in 2014, was a captain with the Bruins Elite team and is now a captain in only his 2nd season at the University of Southern Maine.
“Our affiliation (with the Junior Bruins) ensures that players have the opportunity to develop and continue their careers at the highest of levels”, stated Kalkaska Rhinos Head Coach and General Manager Krzysztof Oliwa. “Players who identified both at camp, and during the season, will have the opportunity to be directly promoted to the Junior Bruins.”
Tryouts are conveniently located in the Detroit Area, near Detroit Metro Airport. A block of hotel rooms has been reserved. Please call (231) 649-0869 for registration and REGISTER NOW.
Date: Saturday, June 17th 2017
Player’s Birth Year: 1997-2000
Registration fee: NO CHARGE
Location: Canton, MI – Arctic Edge Arena
Player Registration: 8:45 a.m – 9:15 a.m
Game #1: 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m
Game#2: 4:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m
Source: Kalkaska Rhinos