All-American Prospects Game Features Four Black HawksAugust 1, 2012 - United States Hockey League (USHL) Waterloo Black Hawks
Defenseman Ian McCoshen, forward Taylor Cammarata, and goalies Eamon McAdam and Cal Petersen were all named to the roster for the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, which will be held at First Niagara Center - home of the Buffalo Sabres - on September 29th. The first-of-its-kind event includes 40 highly-regarded American players who will be eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft. Only the U.S. National Team Development Program will be better represented. Besides Team USA and the Hawks, just five players on a 2012-2013 United States Hockey League roster will skate in the game.
"We couldn't be more proud to have four representatives from the Black Hawks be so highly thought of," said Black Hawks head coach P.K. O'Handley. "This will be a heavily-scouted, prestigious event, and it will be a great opportunity for each of them to show off their individual talents, making an impression which could have a lasting impact on the rest of their lives."
NHL Central Scouting noted McCoshen as an "A-List" prospect for the 2013 Draft earlier this summer, indicating a possibility he could be a first round selection. Beginning his third season in Waterloo this fall, McCoshen was an assistant captain last year, appearing in 70 total regular season and playoff games. Cammarata was the USHL Rookie of the Year in 2011-2012. He exploded into the league, leading the Hawks with 69 points amid the regular schedule, then adding 16 more in the postseason.
McAdam earned eleven victories in 23 appearances last year. Eight of his wins were in games settled by two goals or less. The upcoming schedule will mark the third season McAdam has skated as a Black Hawk, after taking the ice as an affiliate four times during 2010-2011. In an affiliate capacity, Petersen won three times last winter, including a 4-2 decision during his USHL debut at Sioux City on December 28th. The Waterloo native is expected to join the Black Hawks fulltime in 2012-2013.
The roster for the All-American Prospects Game was selected by USA Hockey and NHL Central Scouting. Waterloo has had at least one current, future, or past player selected in each of the past ten NHL Drafts, and two or more each of the last eight years. Players born between January 1st, 1993 and September 15th, 1995 are eligible to be selected in the 2013 NHL Draft.
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