The 2019 Boys Select 15 Player Development Camp wrapped up today in Amherst, N.Y., after six days of age-appropriate on- and off-ice training, coaching from elite-level instructors and the opportunity for players to compete against their peers from across the country.
The final matchups began bright and early and finished up with a matchup between Grey and Gold in a showdown of camp’s two unbeaten teams for the title. Short recaps for each game can be found below.
Gold 5, Grey 4 (SO): For the third-straight game of camp, Gold used a late push to come out on top, this time earning the camp title with a shootout win. Rhett Palmer notched a power-play goal with 1:39 to play to tie the game before shootout goals from Tyler Duke and Frank D'Ancona to earn the victory. Ian Spencer had a goal and assist in the win, while goaltenders Brendan Holohan and Dylan Silverstein stopped a combined 32 shots.
Royal 5, Navy 2: Navy's Zach Filak opened the scoring early, but Royal scored four straight, including back-to-back tallies from Casy Laylin, to grab a 4-1 lead with 15 minutes left to play before the teams exchanged goals to account for the final. Laylin also added a helper in the victory and his three point-effort helped Royal to a third-place finish.
Kelly 4, Red 2: Kelly used goals from Billy Moloney, Kurt Gurkan and Kaden Muir in the opening 15 minutes to take a 3-0 lead. Red's Nicholas Rooney and Justin Varner cut the lead to 3-2 with just over one minute to play, but James Snuggerud added an insurance goal for Kelly late to secure the fifth-place finish.
Columbia 7, Black 2: Michael Stenberg finished off his camp with a four-point (2G, 2A) effort to help Columbia to the win. Nathan McBrayer (2A), Michael Valdez (2G), Colin Kessler (1G, 1A) and Gavin Brindley (1G, 1A) all tallied two points for Columbia, while netminders Christian Manz and Harrison Fogel were steady in goal with 21 saves on 23 shots.
White 4, Forest 3: White picked up its second shootout win in as many days after trailing 3-0 entering the second half. Dylan Thorn got the comeback started before Owen Baker scored twice to even the score and force a shootout, where Trent Boryszczuk stopped all four Forest shooters to earn the win.
Purple 3, Orange 2: Orange pulled ahead 2-1 at the end of the opening half, but William Moore, who was involved in all three of his team's goals, was able to even the score just 1:35 into the second stanza. With less than four minutes to play, Tucker Shedd netted the game-winner for Purple. Arthur Smith and Michael Colarossi stopped 24 of 26 shots.