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Mayfield Invited to USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
This release is issued by USA Hockey.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Brian Ferlin (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Scott Mayfield (St. Louis, Mo.) have been invited to the 2011 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp  that will take place from August 6-13 at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y.

The pair will join 42 other players who are auditioning for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2011-Jan. 5, 2012, in Calgary and Edmonton, Alta. Both players skated in the United States Hockey League last season, with Ferlin representing the Indiana Ice and Mayfield playing for the Youngstown Phantoms. Neither player has  taken part in a National Junior Evaluation Camp previously.

For the full list of players invited to the 2011 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp, click here.

The USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp includes practices, intrasquad scrimmages and  international games featuring Finland, Sweden and the United States. A full schedule is below.

NOTES: Brian Ferlin and Scott Mayfield are replacing Brandon Saad and Jamie Oleksiak, who declined invitations to the 2011 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp ... The 2012 U.S. National Junior Team will be selected in late December following a pre-tournament camp to be held in Alberta, Canada ... Dean Blais,  head men's ice hockey  coach at the University of Nebraska Omaha, will serve as head coach of the 2012 U.S. National Junior Team. He will be assisted by Scott Sandelin, head men's ice hockey  coach at the University of Minnesota Duluth; Tom Ward, head ice hockey coach of the Shattuck-St. Mary's School's boys' prep team; and Joe Exter, assistant men's ice hockey coach at The Ohio State University ... Dan Bylsma, head coach of the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins, and Mike Sullivan, assistant coach of the NHL's New York Rangers, will also participate in Lake Placid as camp coaches ... Jim Johannson, USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations, is serving as the general manager of Team USA for the third consecutive year. Tim Taylor (Guilford, Conn.), former U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team head coach and longtime Yale University men's ice hockey team head coach, is also serving his third straight year as Team USA's director of player personnel.

2011 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp Schedule
Aug. 6-13 • Lake Placid, N.Y. • Olympic Center • USA Rink
 
  Sat., Aug. 6
   USA Blue Practice 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. 
   USA White Practice 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. 
   Sweden Practice 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
   Finland Practice 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. 
   USA Blue vs. USA White 4:00 p.m.

 Sun., Aug. 7
   Sweden Practice 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
   Finland Practice 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 
   USA Blue vs. USA White 4:00 p.m.

 Mon., Aug. 8
   Finland Practice 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 
   USA Blue vs. Sweden 1:00  p.m. 
   USA White vs. Finland 4:30  p.m.

 Tues., Aug. 9
   Sweden Practice 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. 
   Finland Practice 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. 
   USA Practice 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
   Finland vs. Sweden 4:00  p.m.

 Wed., Aug. 10
   USA Practice 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 
   Finland Practice 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
   USA vs. Sweden 4:00 p.m.

 Thurs., Aug. 11
   Finland Practice 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. 
   USA Practice 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. 
   Sweden Practice 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
   USA vs. Finland 4:00  p.m.

 Fri., Aug. 12
   Sweden Practice 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. 
   Finland Practice 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. 
   USA Practice 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
   Finland vs. Sweden 4:00 p.m.

 Sat., Aug. 13
   USA vs. Sweden 1:00 p.m.  
 
*all game and practice times subject to change
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