Friday, August 5, 2011
Prospect notes: Brett Ritchie scores two in camp scrimmage
By Mark Stepneski
There were three 20 minute scrimmages Thursday at Canada's National Junior Team development camp in Edmonton and Dallas Stars prospect Brett Ritchie made an impact.
The Stars' second round pick (44th overall) in the 2011 draft, scored two goals as Team Red beat Team White in the third scrimmage. He also helped set up the game-winning goal as Team Red won the first scrimmage as well.
USA camp opens Saturday
The USA National Junior Evaluation Camp opens Saturday at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. Stars goaltending prospect Jack Campbell is among the 44 players taking part for Team USA.
Players at the camp are vying for a spot on Team USA’s roster for the 2012 World Junior Championship, which will take place Dec. 26, 2011-Jan. 5, 2012, in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta.
Along with practices, the camp will feature intrasquad scrimmages and games against teams from Sweden and Finland. Stars defense prospects Patrik Nemeth and John Klingberg are on the Swedish roster.
USA Hockey's evaluation camp site is here. There are links to the rosters and information on the live webcasts of the various games.
All games from the camp will be streamed on a pay-per-view basis on fasthockey.com. Below is a schedule of the games from the USA camp and Canada’s National Junior Team development camp in Edmonton. Stars prospects Jamie Oleksiak and Brett Ritchie are taking part in the Canadian camp. Both are on Team Red at Canada's camp. Jack Campbell is on Team Blue for the USA.