To help the NHL celebrate Black History Month, William Douglas, who writes the Color of Hockey blog, highlighted five players who could have an impact on hockey in the years to come. Among those named were four former Selects players following in the footsteps of Willie O’Ree ― the first black athlete to play in the NHL in 1958 ― and many other impactful athletes like Grant Fuhr, Angela James and Jerome Iginla. Take a look at who Douglas says is the next generation of up-and-coming athletes who can add to O’Ree’s legacy in hockey.

Marshall Warren (‘01 East Coast Selects-O)

Committed to Boston College and currently playing for the U.S. National Team Development Program (USNTDP), Warren competed in the World Selects Invitational on an ECS-O team that featured eight future NCAA commits and four future CHL players.

“His skating ability is second to none,” NTDP coach John Wroblewski told NHL.com. “He’s a 200-foot player, he’s tremendously active on the offensive side of things, and he’s such a good athlete. He’s in tremendous shape so if there is a situation where he has to make up ice and get back on defense, he can cover ground. His 5-on-5 impact is all over for us, he’s active on our line rush, he’s fearless to execute, he’s fearless to take chances.”

Quinton Byfield (‘02 East Coast Selects-O)

first overall pick in the 2018 OHL Draft, Byfield is one of the top players in his birth year. Eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft, the 6-foot-4 forward has 22 goals and 51 points through his first 52 games in the OHL with the Sudbury Wolves.

“A prospect like him doesn’t enter the OHL or NHL too often,” NHL Central Scouting Director Dan Marr told NHL.com. “He is an imposing figure with his size and strength, and he’s still developing so he is going to get stronger and more powerful.”

Chayla Edwards (‘01 West Coast Selects)

Committed to the University of Wisconsin for next season, Edwards currently plays for Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

“She’s been one of our top defensemen since she was 8 years old,” said Kathy Pippy, the girl’s hockey director for the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite and Selects Hockey. “I think it’s a combination of her size (5-foot-9, 161 lbs.), she sees the game really well, she can move the puck up the ice. She can also join in the offense when she needs to, and she has really good hands.”

Rayla Clemons (‘01 West Coast Selects)

Edwards’ WCS teammate and fellow Pittsburgh Penguins Elite product, Clemons is committed to Syracuse University for the 2020-21 season. The forward has 15 goals and 22 points in 34 games with PPE this season.

“She’s a fast, speedy little forward,” Pippy said. “She’s like the Energizer Bunny ― her motor just goes. She can score, she’s gritty, she doesn’t mind mixing it up.”

These Selects along with many other alumni have played at a high level throughout their young careers and know what it takes to stand out in front of scouts, do you? Well we’ve got five tips that can help take your game to the next level and draw the attention of evaluators HERE.

With more than 250 Selects alums across Division-I men’s and women’s hockey, we highlight some of the standout performances from last week and other recent news with a closer look at the college landscape.

Yale University’s Robbie DeMontis (‘96 East Coast Selects-O) took ECAC Player of the Week honors after a four-point weekend that included a goal and three assists. The junior helped the Bulldogs to a pair of wins over Colgate and Cornell, coming up big against the No. 8-ranked Big Red with three assists in a 5-2 victory.

Graham McPhee (‘98 East Coast Selects-O) netted both goals in Boston College’s 4-2 loss on Saturday. It was his first multi-goal game of the season and his first tally since the season’s opening weekend on Oct. 13 at Wisconsin

A pair of Selects alumni claimed WCHA Goalie of the Week and Defenseman of the Week honors. Kristen Campbell enjoyed another stellar weekend in net for Wisconsin, stopping 43-of- 44 shots to lead UW to a sweep of Minnesota Duluth. Mak Langei tied for the league lead among blueliners with two points on a pair of assists to help the Bemidji State earn a series sweep over St. Cloud State.

College Hockey America named Sierra Burt Player of the Week, after she had three points for Lindenwood over the weekend. She had an assist on the team’s first goal of a 2-2 tie on Friday, then came back with two goals on Saturday as the Lions took down the Robert Morris with a 6-1 win.

These Selects along with many other alumni have played at a high level throughout their young careers and know what it takes to stand out in front of scouts, do you? Well we’ve got five tips that can help take your game to the next level and draw the attention of evaluators HERE.

With more than 250 Selects alums across Division-I men’s and women’s hockey, we highlight some of the standout performances from last week and other recent news with a closer look at the college landscape.

Few alumni had a bigger week than freshman goaltender Lindsay Reed. The former ‘00 ECS-Q netminder posted a 51-save effort — complementing her 52-save performance to best Boston College in the semifinals — on her way to earning the Bertagna Award for top goaltender in the Battle for Boston. That performance may not have earned her Harvard squad the Beanpot but it netted her Goalie of the Week honors in both the ECAC and the NCAA.

This week, Selects coach Cara Morey will serve as an assistant coach for Hockey Canada in the Rivalry Series. This three-game set pins the women’s Team USA squad against Team Canada with two matchups in Ontario — London and Toronto — with the finale in Detroit at Little Caesars Arena.

“It’s always an honor to coach the National team,” Morey said to goprincetontigers.com. “Growing up in Canada and playing for the program was a dream come true. Now I have the opportunity to continue that dream behind the bench. It’s humbling and exciting to work with the best athletes in our game. This is one of the most intense rivalries in any sport and I expect this series will be extremely competitive.”

Former South Kent Selects Academy forward Austin McIlmurray had a big weekend for Sacred Heart. The Coral Springs, Florida, native tallied three goals and five points in two games against Niagara. McIlmurray has nine goals and 16 points in 24 games this season for the Purple Eagles.

Ten men’s hockey student-athletes who excel both on and off the ice were selected as finalists last week for the 2018-19 Senior CLASS Award. Among honorees was ‘96 ECS-Q alum and current Quinnipiac senior Chase Priskie. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be classified as NCAA Division-I seniors and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. Priskie is currently fourth in fan voting and you can submit your vote HERE.

These Selects along with many other alumni have played at a high level throughout their young careers and know what it takes to stand out in front of scouts, do you? Well we’ve got five tips that can help take your game to the next level and draw the attention of evaluators HERE.

With more than 250 Selects alums across Division-I men’s and women’s hockey, we highlight some of the standout performances from last week and other recent news with a closer look at the college landscape.

The Hockey Humanitarian Award Foundation revealed on Tuesday its list of finalists for the 2019 Hockey Humanitarian Award. Among the five named were Selects coach and current Wisconsin Badger Annie Pankowski. The senior is the lone female representative for the award that has been presented annually since 1996 to a college hockey student-athlete who makes significant contributions to his or her team and the community-at-large through leadership and volunteerism.

Gabbie Hughes was named WCHA Forward of the Week after she scored goals in each game over the weekend and factored in four of Minnesota-Duluth’s six total goals. It is the second time in her young career that Hughes has been named Forward of the Week, as the freshman has totaled 15 goals and 29 points in her first season.

Former ‘97 West Coast Selects forward Rem Pitlick was named Big Ten Hockey’s First Star of the Week after he scored five points over the weekend. The 5-foot-9, 196-pound Minnesota junior picked up his fourth-straight multi-point game on Saturday while setting a new single-season career high in points with 33 in 27 games.

A pair of South Kent Selects Academy players one former, one current made verbal commitments to Division-I programs. Former 16U forward Matt Allen announced his decision to join Union College next fall while current 18U defenseman Garrett Sundquist decided he’ll be heading to Providence College for the 2020-21 season.

Just a small sample of our constantly expanding list of prominent alums, you can check out our BOYS and GIRLS alumni sections for more! Or CONTACT us for more information on how you can join the Selects family.

With more than 250 Selects alums across Division-I men’s and women’s hockey, we highlight some of the standout performances from last week and other recent news with a closer look at the college landscape.

Selects alumni made a clean sweep through the women’s WCHA weekly awards, as Grace Zumwinkle was named Forward of the Week along with Mekenzie Steffen earning Defenseman of the Week and Kristen Campbell receiving Goalie of the Week honors.

Zumwinkle led the conference in points last weekend, totaling four in two games for Minnesota. Steffen tallied a pair of goals from the blue line to help the No. 1 ranked Wisconsin Badgers win on Friday night while her goaltender and fellow Selects alum Campbell posted a pair of wins, including her fifth shutout of the season.

Loren Gabel earned Player of the Week honors in the ECAC after she recorded her 100th career goal at Clarkson. The senior racked up seven points including the game-winning goals in both games over Harvard and helping the Golden Knights extend their winning streak to six straight games.

Sophomore defenseman Skylar Fontaine netted the game-tying goal in Northeastern’s 2-1 win over Vermont on Friday. She also added two assists over the weekend to earn Hockey East Defenseman of the Week.

Former ‘98 ECS-Q forward Jack Badini was named ECAC Forward of the Week after he led Harvard to a pair of wins. The sophomore totaled four points over the weekend including a career-high three-point night in Friday’s 4-3 win over Clarkson.

Camrose, Alberta native and former ‘99 Western Canada Selects forward Kyler Kupka verbally announced his commitment this month, as he plans to attend St. Cloud State University next season.

Current ‘04 Midwest Selects forward Chris Able also announced his commitment earlier this month, well in advance as the 14-year-old plans to join Ohio State University for the 2023-24 season.

Just a small sample of our constantly expanding list of prominent alums, you can check out our BOYS and GIRLS alumni sections for more! Or CONTACT us for more information on how you can join the Selects family.

USA Hockey finalized its women’s U-18 roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championships over the weekend in preparation for the eight-team tournament coming up in January. Among the 23-person roster were 14 Selects alumni that will travel to Japan to compete for Team USA.

Eight alumni were named among the top twelve forwards including Sydney Bard, Hannah Bilka, Katy Knoll, Abbey Murphy, Casey O’Brien, Clara Van Wieren, Makenna Webster and Kiara Zanon. Six of the eight defensemen to make the squad also had ties to the Selects program including Lauren Bernard, Hadley Hartmetz, Caroline Harvey, Kate Monihan, Maggie Nicholson and Haley Winn.

Four of those mentioned (Bernard, Harvey, Winn and Zanon) are playing the 2018-19 winter season with the Selects Academy at Bishop Kearney and all 14 have already made Division-I commitments to play college hockey in their futures.

The U-18 IIHF World Championships get underway January 6th in Obihiro, Japan, where Team USA will battle teams from Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Japan, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland. The U.S. has played in the championship game in each of the past 11 years, and will look to win a fifth consecutive gold medal.

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With more than 250 Selects alums across Division-I men’s and women’s hockey, we highlight some of the standout performances from last week and other recent news with a closer look at the college landscape.

Declan Ride, ’03 WCS – Green

Former ‘00 East Coast Selects-Q and Selects Academy defenseman Nolan Barrett announced his commitment to join Merrimack College for the 2019-20 season. Fellow defenseman Declan Ride also made his commitment to join Miami (OH) six months after he competed for ’03 West Coast Selects-Green in the 2018 World Selects Invitational in Philadelphia.

A handful of girls’ alumni announced college commitments over the past few days. Three players eyeing schools in the ECAC, as Maddi Achtyl (Yale), Lara Beecher (Vermont) and Tristana Tatur (Quinnipiac) made verbal commitments to play Division-I hockey. Current Selects Academy at Bishop Kearney forward Kendall Butze will be heading to Penn State while Katherine Khramtsov committed to Princeton.

Former South Kent Selects Academy forward Joe Snively was named ECAC Player of the Week. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound Yale senior recorded three points this weekend, all coming in Saturday’s 3-0 win over No. 11-ranked Union. He scored two goals, including a short-handed opportunity in the third period that sealed the game for the Bulldogs.

The Buffalo Sabres’ 2018 second-round draft pick Mattias Samuelsson earned NCHC Rookie of the Week, as the Western Michigan Bronco recorded two primary assists and a plus-3 rating over the weekend. Western defeated Minnesota-Duluth 3-2 and tied them 1-1 in back-to-back games and Samuelsson now has three goals and eight points in 16 games.

Selects coach Jessie Eldridge came up big in No. 10 Colgate’s sweep of Syracuse last weekend, posting three goals and six points. She was named WCHA Forward of the Week after finding the back of the net twice in the Raiders 5-2 win on Thursday and recording a new career-high four points (1G, 3A) in Saturday’s 4-2 win over the Orange.

Fellow Selects coach Annie Pankowski was named WCHA Forward of the Week, after she tallied three goals over the weekend for Wisconsin. The senior forward has 14 goals this season and it tied for the most in the country.

Team Canada released its U-18 rosters for the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championships. Among them were six former Selects players including Teagan Grant, Danielle Serdachny, Shailynn Snow and Maddie Wheeler. A pair of alumni — Alexie Guay and Maggie MacEachern — return to the Canadian U-18 roster for a second consecutive year as well. The tournament is slated to begin Jan. 5th in Japan.

Just a small sample of our constantly expanding list of prominent alums, you can check out our BOYS and GIRLS alumni sections for more! Or CLICK HERE for more information to see how you can join the Selects family.

With more than 250 Selects alums across Division-I men’s and women’s hockey, we highlight some of the standout performances from last week and other recent news with a closer look at the college landscape.

Conferences across the country handed out their Player of the Month awards, with Selects alumni well-represented after a fiery November. USA Hockey also announced its camp rosters for men’s and women’s teams for the upcoming international tournaments, with many vying for a spot in the coming weeks.

Hockey East named Maureen Murphy Player of the Month after she recorded a point in every game during November for Providence College. The sophomore forward scored five, yes five, game-winning goals last month and scored 14 points in total during that stretch.

Senior at Quinnipiac and former ‘96 ECS-Q forward Chase Priskie was named ECAC player of the week, leading the team and the conference with three goals scored in a sweep of No. 19 Princeton in the home-and-home series. He scored the eventual game-winning goals in both games, and also led the defensive charge on Friday night, spearheading a defensive unit that held the Tigers scoreless for the first time this season.

Priskie’s hot start to the 2018-19 season has him garnering national attention as a candidate for the Hobey Baker Award, as the Washington Capitals draft pick has 11 goals and 19 points in 15 games from the blue line.

Jaycee Gebhard earned CHA Player of the Month after she racked up 16 points in November, compiling a 12-game point streak along the way. The junior center tied a Robert Morris University program record with that streak and led the Atlantic Hockey Conference in scoring for a second consecutive month.

The NCAA released its three Players of the Week in women’s hockey, honoring two Selects alumni Grace Zumwinkle and Lindsay Reed. Minnesota forward Zumwinkle totaled six points in two games for the No. 2-ranked Gophers while Harvard netminder Reed posted consecutive shutouts in ECAC action.

USA Hockey released its women’s winter training camp participants, listing nine former Selects players as contenders for the final roster. A week later, it released the 2019 National Junior Team preliminary roster with another nine Selects alumni among the 29 vying for a spot on the IIHF World Junior Championships team.

Just a small sample of our constantly expanding list of prominent alums, you can check out our BOYS and GIRLS alumni sections for more! Or CLICK HERE for more information to see how you can join the Selects family.

Last week, USA Hockey announced the 44 players that will participate in the 2018 USA Hockey Women’s Winter Training Camp, which will take place Dec. 17-21 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.

The annual training camp serves as an opportunity to help the top players prepare for upcoming international events, including the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship.

Highlighting the roster for the Women’s Winter Training Camp are 22 members of the championship-winning 2018 Four Nations Cup roster, as well as 22 Olympians.

Among them are former Selects players and current NCAA defensemen Cayla Barnes (Boston College), Jincy Dunne (Ohio State University) and Maddie Rolfes (University of Wisconsin). Up front, Claire DeGeorge (Bemidji State University), Maureen Murphy (Providence College), Melissa Samoskevish (Quinnipiac University), Sophia Shaver (University of Wisconsin) and Grace Zumwinkle (University of Minnesota) are among the 24 forwards attending camp. Lindsay Reed (Harvard University) is the lone Selects alum among the six goaltenders vying for a roster spot.

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With more than 250 Selects alums across Division-I men’s and women’s hockey, we highlight some of the standout performances from last week and other recent news with a closer look at the college landscape.

Jordan Sandhu scored a goal and two assists in Friday’s 5-4 win over Michigan State.

‘99 ECS-O defenseman Josh Maniscalco and ‘99 Cougars forward Jordan Sandhu helped Arizona State accomplish a little bit of history. In the fourth season at the Division-I level, the Sun Devils cracked the USCHO Coaches’ Poll Top 20 for the first time in program history. Through Arizona State’s first 12 games, Sandhu has one goal and eight points — including three in Friday’s 5-4 win over Michigan State — and Maniscalco has added one goal and five points from the blue line.

Former ‘97 ECS-O and South Kent Selects Academy forward Alex Limoges earned Big Ten Second Star of the Week honors. This is the first time Limoges has earned a weekly award, as he scored two goals and four assists in Penn State’s sweep of Robert Morris last weekend.

Homer Gibson, goalie for the WCS – Green at the 2018 World Selects Invitational in Philadelphia, announced his commitment to join the Miami (OH) Redhawks for the 2022-23 season.

Former ‘00 WCS defenseman Tanner Gates was named ECAC Rookie of the Week, after she picked up a pair of assists for 10th ranked Colgate over the weekend. Gates currently ranks second on the team in scoring as a freshman.

Jincy Dunne earned WCHA Defenseman of the Week honors, leading all conference  defenders with two assists and eight shots on goal while blocking another five shots defensively. The redshirt junior from Ohio State currently leads the nation in assists among defensemen with 11 in 14 games.

A pair of ‘04 Selects goaltenders announced their commitments to play Division-I hockey, as Katie DeSa is set to join Penn State for the 2022-23 season and Ava McNaughton plans to join the University of Wisconsin the following season.

Massachusetts native and ‘03 ECS-Q forward Katie Ham became the 24th Selects alum to verbally commit to Boston College. She plans to joins the Eagles for the 2022-23 season.

Long Island University will begin competing as a Division-I program next season. The Blackbirds will do so with Issy Lebrun, an ‘01 Selects alum slated to be a part of history when the start-up program begins competing in the 2019-20 season.

Former ‘01 WCS forward Hana Solinger will also begin her collegiate career next year, as the Ontario native announced her commitment to join the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

Just a small sample of our constantly expanding list of prominent alums, you can check out our BOYS and GIRLS alumni sections for more! Or CLICK HERE for more information to see how you can join the Selects family.