USA Select 16 Development Camp Concluded

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Five days of games have concluded in Amherst, NY at the USA Hockey Select 16 Development Camp and there were some strong performances across different teams at the camp this week. The All-Star Game starts at 10 A.M this morning and there will be a separate post for that once the roster is announced. Continue after the jump for info on the high performers who we expect to make the all-star game or consideration for the Five Nations Tournament.

Kyle Chauvette G, (New Boston, NH)- Chauvete, currently uncommitted to any university, was the standout goaltender of the week. Chauvette played 125 minutes with just 3 goals allowed on 67 shots faced.  His .955 save percentage was the best of the week by a full .014 points. Chauvette currently plays for the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs and his recruitment should be interesting to watch.

Logan Stein G, (Shawnee, GA)- Stein was the 2nd best goaltender at the camp in terms of save percentage with a .941 in 127 minutes played. Stein was one of the goaltenders on team Orange  which tied for the best record at the camp but Stein was not just a product of his teammates, as his partner in the Orange net had a .862 save percentage. Stein who has been playing for TPH Thunder in Atlanta and was selected by the Waterloo Black Hawks in the 2017 USHL Futures Draft.

C. Primo Self F, (Grand Rapids, MI)- Self was consistent registering a point in each game throughout the camp. Self finished with a 4-4-8 scoring line on a team that went 2-3. Self played last season with Fox Motors AAA in Grand Rapids both on the Bantam and Midget Minor squad. He had three teammates from the midget minor team; Bradley Marek, Reed Lebster, and Cam Knuble commit to Michigan State last season. Self should soon join them as a big time college recruit.

Dylan Wendt F, (Grand Haven, MI)- Wendt was a teammate of Self on team Grey who had a 4-5-9 scoring line. Wendt spent last season with Belle Tire U16 and also put up an impressive scoring line at the OHL Cup with TPH Thunder. Wendt has his rights held by Green Bay in the USHL and Owen Sound in the OHL. Jeff Cox from SBN College Hockey has had a chance to scout Wendt before and had this to say:

     He’s physically mature and rugged so it’s hard to tell if he’s just dominating at this age because of that, but he’s still worthy of an invite. He has a hard shot and plays heavy on pucks. He can power his way into the scoring areas and wins a lot of battles below the dots. He has decent hands and vision.

John Farinacci F, (Chatham, NJ)- Farinacci was the leading scorer at the camp with a 4-6-10 scoring line. Farinacci had a great season with Shattuck St. Mary’s U16 last season with a 28-35-63 scoring line in 53 games played. Farinacci is committed to Harvard University and Jeff Cox had this to say:

     He’s a good skater with very good hands. He has a knack for the puck and a nose for the net. His speed creates chances and he can make really slick plays with the puck on his stick. His stickhandling is good and he can finish chances.

Arthur Kaliyev F, (New York, NY)- Kaliyev who was on the very talented Compuware U16 team last season led the tournament with 6 goals in the 5 games. Kaliyev has been rated one of the better prospects in the 2001 birth year and his development decision will be one to follow. Kaliyev was taken in the 2nd round of the OHL Draft by the Hamilton Bulldogs and was not selected for the U17 NTDP roster. Being taken in the 2nd round would lead one to believe he is heading to the OHL.



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