Hockey Canada is holding its national junior team evaluation camp through Sunday in Edmonton with intentions of getting a read on what players it wants to take to the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship in December.
To hear Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli tell it, the Bruins’ decision to wait until this summer to sign their 2010 second-round draft picks was part of an organizational strategy.
We saw over the course of the 2010-11 season and all the way through last week’s fifth annual development camp that the Bruins have the type of prospects that should guarantee the wait for the next Stanley Cup championship won’t take another 39 years.
In addition to signing defenseman Adam McQuaid today, the Bruins also made two minor moves — inking center Craig Cunningham to an entry-level deal and defenseman Zach McKelvie to a one-year deal.
USA Hockey needed to replace Brandon Saad and Jamie Oleksiak on its list of participants for next month’s 2011 National Junior Evaluation Camp.
Bruins prospect Brian Ferlin made the cut.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — The summer hockey grind will only get tougher for a trio of the Bruins’ top prospects, as next month they’ll attend their respective countries’ evaluation camps for this winter’s World Junior Championship.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Just like it’s four predecessors, the Bruins’ fifth annual development camp was supposed to be a learning experience on and off the ice.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Dougie Hamilton knew he wasn’t perfect when he arrived at the Bruins’ fifth annual development camp last week.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Scrimmages are inherently unfair to goaltenders.
They’re only made more so when a player is awarded a penalty shot during one.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Of course Florida native Brian Ferlin gets a little ribbing from his hockey-hotbed-based teammates at the Bruins’ fifth annual development camp.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Justin Florek had been waiting for several days for the prospects at the Bruins’ fifth annual development camp to finally get into some game action.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — After three days of grueling drills and power skating, it was time for some actually hockey at the Bruins’ fifth annual development camp at Ristuccia Arena today.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — The power skating, the drills, the paint ball and the nutrition class have all benefited the Bruins’ prospects so far this week during the team’s fifth annual development camp.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — He’s been slowly learning English by taking a class twice a week ever since he left his native Russia to play for Windsor of the OHL last season.