Kennewick, WA – Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced today that 16-year-old goaltender, Evan Sarthou, and 17-year-old defenseman, Brendan O’Reilly, will be participating in this week’s USA Hockey’s 2014 Boys Select 17 Player Development Camp. The camp runs from June 27 through July 2 in Amherst, New York and is part of USA Hockey’s selection process in determining their roster for the 2014 U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, held later this summer in Europe.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for both of our players to continue to develop against elite competition,” explained Tory. “We are very proud of Evan and Brendan and wish them the best of luck.”
Sarthou, a 6’1 170-lb netminder from Black Diamond, WA, just wrapped up his rookie WHL season with the Americans, appearing in 16 games and collecting a 3-8-0-1 record, along with a 4.07 goals against average and a 0.890 save percentage during the 2013-14 season. A former member of the LA Jr. Kings of the Tier 1 Elite League, Sarthou was a 3rd Round (65th overall) pick by Tri-City in the 2012 Bantam Draft.
O’Reilly, a 6’3, 190-lb defenseman, participated in Tri-City’s training camp last season as an unlisted camp invite, yet earned himself a WHL Player’s Contract prior to his departure. The Southlake, TX-native spent the 2013-14 season with the Dallas Jr. Stars of the Tier 1 Elite League, where he appeared in 27 games and collected 3 goals, 13 points and 46 penalty minutes. After being called up by Tri-City following the Winter Break, O’Reilly made his WHL debut on December 27 vs. Portland and appeared in 5 games before returning to the Jr. Stars.
Also attending this year’s camp are Tri-City prospects Bo Hanson, Robby Jackson, Troy Terry, and Andrew Vanderbeck.
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