CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The list for IceRays goaltender Anthony Stolarz keeps getting bigger each week. He can now add a new accomplishment to that list after being the only current NAHL player to be invited to the 2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp.
The evaluation camp will take place in August in Lake Placid, N.Y. The players that are attending will be showcasing their skills for a chance to be 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.
“Being selected to the National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid is such an honor,” said Stolarz. “I will have the opportunity to represent my country and hopefully get to play for Team USA this winter in Russia. I would like to thank the IceRays for giving me the chance to excel and the Corpus Christi community for supporting me during my time as an IceRay.”
Stolarz attended the NHL Combine in Toronto and ranked high in several categories. He will also travel to Pittsburgh, PA this upcoming weekend to take part in the 2012 NHL Draft. Earlier in the year, the rookie committed to play Division 1 hockey at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
Several activities will take place inside Lake Placid's Olympic Center from Aug. 4-11, includes practices, intrasquad scrimmages and international games against both Sweden and Finland.
This past season for the IceRays, Stolarz posted a .920 save percentage and a goals against average of 2.84. He also was named by the NAHL to the 2012 U18 Selects team that played in the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament.
The Lake Placid Olympic Center was home to the 1980 Olympic Winter Games where the United States of America captured the Gold Medal.
The full list of players invited can be seen by clicking HERE.
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