Blackwell Shines at 2012 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp
Earlier this summer, Colin Blackwell received the call that he had been chosen to participate in the 2012 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, New York. At stake is a coveted spot 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.
Blackwell, who wore the VJW jersey from Mites through MIdgets U17 and now plays for Harvard University, quickly made an impact.
Blackwell, the second-leading rookie scorer on last year’s Crimson squad, is currently tired for the camp lead in points with six (2g, 4a) in three exhibition games against fellow Team USA members and one game against Finland. As a result of his play, Blackwell was one of 34 players (in what was a
starting field of 45) that USA Hockey was kept on for the remainder of
their National Junior Evaluation Camp.
“The first three days of camp have been impressive and we have been
pleased with the players’ level of competition,” said Jim Johannson, USA
Hockey’s assistant executive director of hockey operations and the
general manager of the 2013 U.S. National Junior Team.
Click here to view all of the stats from the 2012 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp.