Aug. 2, 2013
Three rising sophomores on the Boston University men's ice hockey team have been invited to take part in next week's 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid.
Defenseman Matt Grzelcyk and forwards Matt Lane and Danny O'Regan will join 41 other players at the camp, which serves as an audition for spots on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Malmo, Sweden.
Grzelcyk, who took part in last year's Junior Evaluation Camp, now finds himself among the veterans on the blue line for Team USA. He was the final player cut from the U.S. squad that captured gold in at 2013 World Juniors this past January in Russia.
O'Regan scored a team-best 38 points (16g, 22a) last year, becoming the first freshman since Tony Amonte in 1990 to lead the Terriers in scoring. With 23 points (3g, 20a), Grzelcyk led all BU defensemen in scoring as a rookie. Lane added seven points on three goals and four assists and played his best hockey in the final month of the season.
The camp, which includes practices and international games against Canada, Finland and Sweden, begins on Saturday (Aug. 3) and lasts for eight days.