PAIR OF ICE ALUMS SELECTED TO NATIONAL JUNIOR EVALUATION CAMP
GILLIES, KURALY EARN CHANCE TO REPRESENT USA IN 2012 WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Ice announced today that Ice alumni Jon Gillies and Sean Kuraly have been invited to the 2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp.
The camp will eventually decide who will represent the United States at the 2013 World Junior Championship starting in late December in Ulf, Russia. Former Iceman and current Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson scored the game-winning goal in the gold medal contest to defeat Canada in overtime during the 2010 World Junior Championships.
Gillies is one of four goaltenders invited to the camp and the only one who played in the USHL during the 2011-2012 season. His invitation comes after a strong second season in the league. He led all backstoppers in games played (53) and wins (31) while finishing fourth in the league in save percentage (.915%). Gillies also holds many Ice franchise records including wins (46), games played (78) and shutouts (6).
Kuraly exploded during his second season in Indy as the San Jose Sharks prospect more than doubled his first year’s production with 70 points (32G, 38A) in 54 games. He finished the 2011-2012 campaign fourth in the USHL in points (70) and goals (32) while placing second on the team in power play goals (11). Internationally, Kuraly helped Team USA earn their fifth consecutive medal at the World Junior A Challenge in Langley, BC last November and was tied for first in scoring at the tournament with six points (3G, 3A).
The National Junior Team Evaluation Camp runs from August 4-11, 2012 at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, NY. The schedule consists of team practices and scrimmages between Team USA, Sweden and Finland.
The Indiana Ice is now taking deposits for 2012-2013 season ticket packages. Call the Ice office at 317-925-4423 or visit www.indianaice.com.
The Indiana Ice is a member of the United States Hockey League, America’s only Tier One League.