Four TPH Trained Athletes Invited to USNTDP Evaluation Camp
On Friday, forty-nine of the top American hockey players born in 2005 were invited to USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program (USNTDP) Evaluation Camp including current and alumni TPH trained athletes Cameron Briere, Cooper Pierson, Kai Janviriya and Carsen Musser. The National Team Development Program Evaluation Camp over May 9-13, at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. This camp will help select the 2021-22 U.S. National Under-17 Team.
This season Briere (Nashville Jr Predators 16U AAA), Pierson (Shattuck Saint Mary’s 15UAAA) and Janviriya (Compuware 15U AAA) attended USA Hockey National Championships.
“It’s a huge honor to be able to have the chance to represent my country if I make the team.” Said Briere. “I want to start by thanking my family for their sacrifice to come down and play for the Jr. Predators because it was a life-changing opportunity. I was able to play with older kids and develop and I think I wouldn’t be where I am right now if it weren’t for this.”
Musser (Victory Honda 15U AAA) is in his first year at the TPH Center of Excellence Detroit and one of the only four goaltenders that was invited to this event. “Carsen is an elite student-athlete,” said Jeff Lerg, Director of Goaltending at the TPH Center of Excellence Detroit. ” His consistent approach to bring his best everyday and refine his game are core reasons for his success. We are excited to see what the future holds for him.”
Pierson is an alumnus of the Tri-State Spartans, currently at Shattuck Saint Mary’s. Pierson had a remarkable season tallying 36 goals and 37 assists in only 44 games this season. Pierson has brought much more to his team than production on the score sheet, “He is a hardworking great kid that we knew would do well. He is a natural leader and I am happy to have been able to coach him” said Chris Lipsett, who coached Pierson back with the Spartans. “We are excited for Cooper and to see his continued development as one of the top 2005 players in the country.”
Janviriya, a TPH Center of Excellence alumnus, is the defenseman of the trio that received an invite to camp. His TPH coaches are at no shortage of words to describe his quality and character. “His tireless work ethic, passion and commitment to get better every day was contagious for all our student-athletes at the center,” said Dwayne Norris, Director of Hockey Operations. “Kai is a fierce competitor with an unparalleled commitment to the game,” Player Development Coach / Mentor Greg Wolf added. “He has a high hockey maturity level and it shows through his play on the ice. Kai is the type of player that shows up every day ready to work and makes the people around him better. I am extremely proud of Kai and he deserves the chance to represent USA Hockey through NTDP.”
The first of four scrimmages took place last night and there are still four more remaining.
Tuesday, May 11th at 9:15 a.m.
Tuesday, May 11th at 4:45 p.m.
Wednesday, May 12th at 3:15 p.m.
Thursday, May 13th at 9:30 a.m.
We want to wish all of our alumni the best of luck at this incredible opportunity!