Friday, July 2, 2010

Every Heart Beats True

We didn't report it at the time since it seemed pretty obvious (although we did tweet it... you ARE following us on Twitter, aren't you? AREN'T YOU?) but Jerry D'Amigo is among 9 members of last season's gold medal winning junior team to earn an invite to the 2011 US Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, which will take place from July 30 to August 7. Barring an injury, he's an obvious shoo-in to make the roster, as are basically all of the other returning players, which includes Wisconsin's John Ramage, Boston College's Chris Kreider (who actually donned the Stars and Stripes for the World Championships this year... that didn't go so well) and Denver's Jason Zucker.

If you can get to Lake Placid to see the camp, I highly recommend it. Jerry's going to to be surrounded by some pretty outstanding talent. Every single one of the record 11 Americans taken in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft will be there, along with all but two of the 10 Americans taken in the second round.

Yale coach Keith Allain will be at the reins this season, trying to duplicate Dean Blais' feat on American soil. Considering that Kreider won a national championship and played with the pros on the WC team this past spring, he might be an early favorite to lead Team USA in Buffalo, but we'd like to make an early suggestion to Mr. Allain on this Fourth of July weekend as to the identity of Captain America.

No, this isn't deja vu, we ran this excellent photoshop back in December. But it's the Fourth of July and we're taking the weekend off, so... yeah. Enjoy.

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