Leading the Nation
At the 2019 USA Hockey National Player Development Camps Colin Purcell and Sophia Bellina were leading the Nation.
The Mid Am Region is only allowed 1 bid for the boys Select 17 camp and Colin was the goaltender selected from the region to represent the district at the National Camp.
Colin was a standout all week only allowing 6 goals in 5 games (including the all star game).
Colin was then selected as 1 of 2 goaltenders who will represent team USA at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
The Hlinka Gretzky Cup is the U18 World Championship Tournament.
On the Girls side - The Mid Am region does not get an automatic bid - the players are selected on at an at large basis - making it even harder to get to National Camp.
Sophia was selected to attend and was on the the top performing goaltenders at the camp. She was also one of the top goaltenders at last years National 15 Camp.
Both Colin and Sophia are Cleveland natives and are relentless workers. They have been training with us for the past 3 years and couldn't be more proud of their accomplishments and efforts.