USA Hockey today announced the roster and schedule for the 2004 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp, which will include 42 of the best American players under the age of 20. Goaltender Chris Holt, who was selected by the Rangers in the sixth round (180th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, was one of four netminders invited to the camp.
The camp will be held from August 9-14 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D., and will include exhibition contests between two U.S. squads (Teams Blue and White) and under-20 select teams from Finland and Sweden.
Participating players in the camp are candidates for the 2005 U.S. National Junior Team, which will compete in the 2005 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. The tournament will take place from December 25, 2004 to January 4, 2005 in Grand Forks, N.D., and Thief River Falls, Minnesota.
Holt, a 6-3 218-pound netminder recently completed his freshman season at the University of Nebraska-Omaha (8-26-5), where he compiled a 5-17-2 record, along with a 3.24 goals against average and a .900 save percentage in 27 games.
The schedule for the 2004 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp is as follows:Mon., Aug. 9
- Practice (Time TBD, Grand Forks)Tues., Aug. 10
- USA Blue vs. Sweden (4 p.m., Grand Forks)
USA White vs. Finland (7 p.m., Grand Forks)Wed., Aug. 11
- USA Blue vs. Finland (5 p.m., Thief River Falls)
USA White vs. Sweden (8 p.m., Thief River Falls)Fri., Aug. 13
- Sweden vs. Finland (4 p.m., Grand Forks)
USA Blue vs. USA White (7 p.m., Grand Forks)Sat., Aug. 14
- USA White vs. Sweden (1 p.m., Grand Forks)
USA Blue vs. Finland (4 p.m., Grand Forks)