Strait Competing At US Junior Camp
The players are auditioning for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2008 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2007-Jan. 5, 2008, in
Strait, a 19-year-old defenseman for
Before joining BU, Strait served as captain for the U.S. National Under-18 Team. He is hoping to be among those selected to represent Team
The camp features practices and eight international scrimmages. The 45 American players will be split into two teams, Team White and Team Blue, and will compete against Under-20 teams from
The camp will feature the top two picks in this year’s NHL Entry Draft, Patrick Kane and James vanRiemsdyk. Also highlighting the camp are six members of the U.S. National Junior Team that captured the bronze medal at the 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship, including Mike Carman, Blake Geoffrion, Kane, Jamie McBain, Kyle Okposo and vanRiemsdyk.
The camp also includes 13 players from the U.S. National Under-18 team that earned the silver medal at the 2007 IIHF World Under-18 Championship.
The camp concludes Saturday.