It was the final full slate of games at the Boys Select 17 Player Development Camp, and the focus was solely on the games. With a chance to play in the All-Star game on Monday, intensity was high during the contests. You can find a recap and box score of the games below. All-Star rosters will be announced on Monday morning before the game is played at 10:00 a.m. ET. From the All-Star game, the roster for the Hlinka Gretzky Cup will be chosen. The game can be viewed on HockeyTV.
Off the ice, the players continued to engage in team bonding activities. One of the main focuses besides camp has been to create the team atmosphere and environment, and it is clear that is the case for these players.
Early on in the day, members of Team Kelly got a little "workout" in before breakfast. The goal of the game was to have both feet off the ground when the football got to you, and to get rid of it before they touched the ground again.
Forest 3, Gold 1: Team Forest scored three goals in the first half to beat Gold 3-1. John Waldron, Ben Schoen and Samuel Deckhut each scored. Winter Wallace and Maxwell Bronstine collected a pair of assists each. Gavin Fitzpatrick made 22 stops while Tucker Tynan stopped all 13 shots he faced. Sean Melso scored the lone Gold goal.
Columbia 6, Royal 2: Tanner Kelly and Blake Humphrey each scored twice and added an assist as Columbia beat Royal. Bret Link and Kyle Kukkonen were the other goal scorers for Columbia, as Nicholas Pineo and Colin Purcell combined for 23 saves. Jonny Meiers collected three assists. Cameron Berg and Aidan Thompson scored for Royal.
Black 2, White 1: Grant Hindman and Kobe Pane scored to help Black beat White. Wyatt Kaiser and Alexander Farmer collected assists, and Michael Roberts and Jackson Dylla combined for 27 saves. Declan McDonnell scored an unassisted goal for White.
Red 4, Kelly 1: Alexander Teleguine recorded a goal and an assist as Red beat Kelly 4-1. Kienan Draper, Avery Hayes and Kyle Smolen also scored while Brandon Chabrier collected two assists. Raythan Robbins made 12 saves and Loudon Hogg stopped all nine shots he faced. Carter Mazur scored for Team Red.
Grey 11, Navy 1: Team Grey exploded for 11 goals in the final game of pool play to top Navy 11-1. Robert Hyde recorded a hat trick, while Cross Hanas had a five point game. Dominic James and Matthew MacDonald each had four points. Carson Bantle had two goals and Charles Whitehead also scored. Garrett Szydlowski scored for Navy.
Kevin Margarucci is the manager of player safety for USA Hockey. He is in charge of the training staff at player development camps. Margarucci will be here in Amherst for all of the Boys Select camps.
The Buffalo native is right down the road from where he grew up, so he has had the opportunity during down time at camp to see some old friends and family.
Margarucci holds a master’s degree in athletic training from Indiana State University and a bachelor’s degree in physical education and athletic training from the State University of New York College at Brockport.