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By Dan Peters, 07/02/18, 11:15AM PDT


Team Orange claims top spot in camp standings.

BY THE NUMBERS: The majority of this year’s Select 17 Camp attendees – broken down by primary 2017-18 team – come from 18U Tier I/AAA (56%) and Prep/USHS (32%) programs.  The remaining 12% of players competed in various junior leagues across North America, including the USHL and NAHL.

QUACK, QUACK, QUACK: Camp participants Joseph Harguindeguy (La Habra, Calif. – Black), Garrett Wright (Mesa, Ariz. – Forest), Jerrett Overland (Las Vegas, Nev. – Kelly), Ethan Wolthers (Valencia, Calif. – White), Joshua Groll (San Diego, Calif. – Columbia), Ryan Johnson (Irvine, Calif. – Black), Jackson Niedermayer (Newport Beach, Calif. – Forest) and Tyler Shea (Valencia, Calif. – Black) were all teammates this past season for the 33-1-2 Anaheim Jr. Ducks of the 16U Tier I Elite Hockey League.

The latter four individuals all managed to put together notably impressive 2017-18 campaigns, finishing among the top few overall in various statistical categories of the renowned league that features 25 teams scattered across the country.  Groll led the charge for the Ducks’ skaters, as he placed first in goals (28) and second in overall points (52).  Johnson, who is a camp attendee but has not taken the ice due to injury, paced all league defensemen with 45 points, a mark which was a whopping 15 clear of the next closest blueliner.  His point total also ranked fourth leaguewide, while his 33 assists slotted him second overall.  Niedermayer followed closely as well, ending up fourth in goals (23) and sixth in points (42).  Between the pipes, Shea compiled a goals-against-average of 1.20, a .945 save percentage and 16 wins – good for third, second and third amongst T1EHL netminders, respectively.