3 Former Tier 3 Players Invited to 2016 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp
Masonius, McAvoy and Bracco of the 42 Invitees
Usa Hockey invited 42 players to the National Junior Evaluation Camp where players with compete for a place on the U.S National Junior Team that will travel to Canada to take part in the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship December 26, 2016, through January 5, 2017
The Camp will run from July 30th to August 7th at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. Three former Tier 3 Junior Hockey players will be among the invitees vying for a roster spot.
Joseph Masonius (1997) played as part of the 2012-13 EJHL Champion New Jersey Hitmen squad, logging 6 goals and 14 assists for 20 points through 27 games. The 6'0 181lb Defenseman played two seasons with the National Development Team before his Freshman season with the University of Connecticut in 2015-16. Masonius earned 6 goals and 15 assists for 21 points through 34 games with the Huskies.
Charlie McAvoy (1997) joined the New Jersey Rockets of the MJHL for the 2012-13 season, logging 15 goals and 39 assists through 42 games. McAvoy went on to play on the US National Development Team for two seasons before joining the Boston University roster for the 2015-16 season. Through 37 games with the Terriers, the 6'0 205lb Defenseman logged 3 goals and 22 assists for 25 points. McAvoy also played 7 games in the 2016 U20 World Juniors.
Jeremy Bracco (1997) played with the New Jersey Rockets along with McAvoy through his 2012-13 campaign. The 5'9 172lb Forward logged 27 goals and 53 assists for 80 points through 40 regular season and 4 playoff games at the Tier 3 level. After playing his 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons on the National Development Team, Bracco played 5 games with Boston College before joining the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL where he earned 78 points through a combined 58 regular season/playoff games. Bracco was drafted #61 overall in the 2015 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Look for a follow up article in early August after the Camp concludes.
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