Maine Hockey Journal

McNeely and Billett off to Ann Arbor

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO– USA Hockey announced the 36 goaltenders who have been invited to invited to the second annual Warren Strelow National Team Goaltending Camp, May 28-31, in Ann Arbor, Mich. The goaltenders chosen represent the top goaltenders eligible for international play in select age groups.

Brian Billett, a 17-year-old goaltender for the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs from Kennebunk, ME. This season he had 22-2 record with a 2.12 goals against average and a .925 save percentage. He hit a rough spot during the playoffs as he was 1-1 with a 3.61 goals against average and .897 save percentage. He rebounded during the Tier III Junior A National tournament where he was a perfect 5-0, with a 2.20 goals against average and a .904 save percentage.

Matt McNeely, a 16-year-old Maine recruit, who was named to the National Team Development Program last weekend, will join Billett. At St. Thomas Academy in Minnesota, he was 7-1-1 as a back up. He had a goals against average of 1.97 and .910 save percentage.

The camp will be led by Joe Exter, Warren Strelow mentor and U.S. National Team goaltending coach. In addition, assistant mentors Seth Appert, David Berard, Jeff Blashill, Derek Lalonde, David Lassonde, Emily McKissock, Phil Osaer, Dave Flint and Nick Petraglia, as well as guest coaches Mike Dunham, John Vanbiesbrouck and Shivaun Siegl, will be on hand for instruction.

To see all the players invited go to usahockey.com

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