USA Hockey is holding their under 20 evaluation camp over the next week or so. So far it seems a pretty good start. Playing in Lake Placid NY, the two squads (blue and white) split their games with Finland and Sweden on Tuesday. Blue squad beat Finland 4-1 in the first game and the white squad lost to Sweden 2-3 in the second game.
Ryan Bourque (whose brother Chris, as you know, is playing in Hershey) scored a couple of goals and impressed in the first games. Both of his goals in the win against Finland on Tuesday were on the powerplay. At 5'7" and 170 lbs., he is not much bigger than his brother, but he did play in all 7 games at the Junior World Championship in Russia and netted an impressive 2 goals and 5 points.
If you want to find out more about USA Hockey and camp, check out their 2008 U.S. NJEC Blog.