Friday, June 18, 2010

Clendening, Coyle and Nieto earn Junior National Team camp invitations



Three incoming freshmen, forwards Charlie Coyle (photo) and Matt Nieto, and defenseman Adam Clendening were named by USA Hockey to the evaluation camp roster for the U.S Junior National Team. Camp will be held in Lake Placid, N.Y. beginning July 30. The team will compete in the World Junior Championships beginning late next December in Buffalo, N.Y., close to Clendening’s hometown of Niagara Falls.

Coyle is ranked as the #20 NHL draft prospect for 2010 by SI.com, which reported NHL Central Scouting’s evaluation of the Weymouth, Mass. native:

Charlie is a skilled forward who can play a power game as well as finesse. He has very good size and athleticism, soft hands, and is a confident puckhandler. His passes are accurate and proper for the situation. He has a long and strong stride and beats defenders with his acceleration and puck skills. He has a very good wrist shot to support his passing skills in his role as a major contributor to his team's offense. He should, however, shoot the puck more than he does to take advantage of his excellent shot."
Both Nieto and Clendening, who played for gold-medal winning USA teams in the past two World U18 championships, have late fall birthdays and are not eligible for this year’s NHL draft.

WIVB.TV video feature on Clendening.

1 comment:

joseph burrell said...

that is so nice and good for those boys Coyle and Nieto, and I wish them the same, but I do not know much about them, so I might go to Hostphh to find some information on them

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