Press Release from USA Hockey
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – FASTHockey.com will provide live streaming coverage of the 2012 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp, which will feature nine games among the United States, Finland and Sweden, from Aug. 4-11 at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y.
The 45 American players participating in the camp will be auditioning for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2012-Jan. 5, 2013, in Ufa, Russia.
The U.S. roster will be split into Team Blue and Team White for intrasquad games on Saturday, Aug. 4, and Sunday, Aug. 5. Monday, Aug. 6, will be the first day of international play, when USA Blue faces Finland and USA White takes on Sweden.
Those interested in watching the coverage from the 2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp should sign up for a free account at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com in advance. FASTHockey uses a unique game-credit system for viewing games, offering discounts to customers who watch multiple games. Users can buy game credits – a single game ranges from $7.99 (when one game credit is purchased) to $5.99 (when 50 game credits are purchased). Game credits can be used to watch live games or archives on-demand and never expire.
NOTES: Brandon Camper will call the play-by-play, while Josh Compau will provide analysis for all FASTHockey.com broadcasts at the 2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp … The online home for the 2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp, including the Team USA roster and online bios, can be founding by clicking here … The 2013 U.S. National Junior Team will be selected in late December following a pre-tournament camp from Dec. 19-23 to be held in Helsinki, Finland … Phil Housley (South St. Paul, Minn.), head boy’s ice hockey coach at Stillwater (Minn.) High School, is the head coach of the 2013 U.S. National Junior Team. He will be assisted by Mark Osiecki (Columbus, Ohio), head men’s ice hockey coach at Ohio State University and Grant Potulny (Minneapolis, Minn.), assistant men’s ice hockey coach at the University of Minnesota … Greg Brown (Scituate, Mass.), assistant men’s ice hockey coach coach at Boston College, Joe Exter (Columbus, Ohio), assistant men’s ice hockey coach at Ohio State University, Tony Granato (South Hills, Pa.), assistant coach for the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins and Don Lucia (Plymouth, Minn.), head men’s ice hockey coach at the University of Minnesota will also participate in Lake Placid as camp coaches … Jim Johannson (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey’s assistant executive director of hockey operations, is serving as the general manager of Team USA for the fourth consecutive year. Tim Taylor (Guilford, Conn.) will be the director of player personnel.
2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp Schedule
Aug. 4-11 • Lake Placid, N.Y. • Olympic Center • Herb Brooks Arena
Date Match-up Time (EDT)
Sat., Aug. 4 USA Blue vs. USA White 4:00 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 5 USA Blue vs. USA White 4:00 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 6 USA Blue vs. Finland 1:00 p.m.
USA White vs. Sweden 4:30 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 7 Finland vs. Sweden 4:00 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 8 USA vs. Finland 4:00 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 9 USA vs. Sweden 4:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 10 Finland vs. Sweden 4:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 11 USA vs. Finland 1:00 p.m.
*all times subject to change