Colorado Springs, CO- Valley Jr. Warriors forward Ryan Fitzgerald has been named to the USA Junior Select Team that will compete in the 2012 World Junior A Challenge.
Fitzgerald, a native of Reading, MA, currently sits tied for second on the Warriors with two goals and nine assists (eleven total points) and is considered to be one of the top prospects for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Last month, the Boston College recruit played in the inaugural USA Hockey Top Prospects game and collected MVP honors.
The 2012 World Junior A Challenge will take place from November 5-11 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. This year’s field includes Canada East, Canada West, Russia, Czech Republic, and Switzerland. Team USA opens the tournament with an exhibition game against Canada West on November 3 and plays in its first official game on November 5 against Canada East.
Congratulations to Ryan and the Valley Jr. Warriors.
-Mike Klein, 18 October 2012