Roster Talk '13 — U.S.A. (Part 2)
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12-17-2012, 03:07 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
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Any reason that USHL players Taylor Cammarata ,Justin Kloos, or Zachary Stepan didn't get invited to this camp. I mean Cammarata is small but putting up good numbers and Stepan has been outstanding to start the season with good size. I know the competition isn't as elite as the CHL or NCAA. I don't usually follow the American team so closely but this line has caught my attention. Is it the normal American strategy to overlook this league when looking at top U-20 players?
Cammarata is a 95. USA Hockey rarely takes players two years younger than the age limit unless they are truly an elite (and physically developed) prospect. Ex. Trouba and Jones last year. Even Adam Erne didn't get a real shot.
Kloos and Stepan I would argue just aren't better than any of the options already taken. I can't even recall the last time a USHL player who was really age eligible for the NCAAs was selected for this team. It might have happened, but it's slipping my mind.
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