Cameron Darcy Leads U.S. at World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Former VJW standout Cameron Darcy (South Boston, MA) is playing a key role for the U.S. Under-17 National Team, which is competing at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Portage La Prairie & Winnipeg, Manitoba. Team USA has won all four of its games and will face off in the semifinals against Team Pacific on Monday. The winner of that game will face either Team Quebec or Team Ontario in Tuesday's finals.
Thus far in the tournament, Darcy - a former member
of the VJW U-16 team - has recorded two assists for Team USA, which is the defending champion at the tournament, having captured the 2010 title in Timmins, Ontario.
In November at the 2010 Under-17 Four Nations Cup held in Woodbridge, Darcy notched a goal and an assist in Team USA's championship victory over Russia. Darcy's tally came with 40 seconds left in
regulation when he collected a pass from goaltender Collin Olson(Apple Valley, Minn.),skating
through the neutral zone, stickhandled around the Russia
defense and fired a wrist shot that beat Russian netminder Andrey
Vasilevskiy high on the blocker
The U.S. National Under-17 Team is part of USA Hockey's National Team
Development Program, along with the U.S. National Under-18 Team.