July 30, 2014

News Around the North Division

Here’s some news from around the NAHL’s North Division.

The Ice Miners are holding their first main camp in Connellsville this week. Today was day one of on ice activity. Practices and games will be held from now until August 3, where they’ll hold their “All-Star” game. In case you wanted to go spy on them or just wanted to check out some free hockey, the game is free and open to the public. Puck drop is set for 9am.

One player in Keystone’s camp with Johnstown ties is forward Cameron Smith. Smith appeared in camp for Johnstown last season, and then later signed an affiliate agreement with the team in late November. Smith appeared in two games for the Tomahawks but didn’t have any points. He was a plus one.

Smith was drafted by the Ice Miners in the fourth round (91st overall) of the 2014 NAHL draft.

Smith is a small but very fast forward that already has a D1 college commitment with Dartmouth College.

Soo Eagles are also in camp this week and are the last team in the North division to hold their last main camp.

Former Eagles’ forward Chris Waterstreet was recently in the news as he was invited to Washington Capitals rookie camp.

Waterstreet played for the Eagles during the 2012-2013 season where he appeared in 58 games, scoring 24 points (15 goals, 9 assists) and had 67 penalty minutes.

Waterstreet played eight games vs Johnstown, scoring two goals (both in the same game).

Logan Halladay was invited to the Carolina Hurricanes’ rookie camp, last week. Halladay turned heads with his great performance in the second half of the NAHL season last year and was projected to possibly be drafted in the NHL draft. Halladay though was not selected by a team in this year's draft.

You can read the whole article about his experience here.

Last season he finished the year with a record of 18-8-2, a GAA of 2.26, and a save percentage of .932.

Halladay appeared in net vs the Tomahawks three times, winning all three games.

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