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Chad Dahlen

Chad Dahlen

Team ND 18U Tier I Boys Coach

Phone: 218-791-7977

Ryan Griggs

Ryan Griggs

NDAHA Tier I Program Coordinator/Scheduler

Phone: 701-730-6444

Grant Paranica

Grant Paranica

NDAHA Player Development Director

Phone: 701-330-3395

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Minot Players Cross Paths Again at USA Hockey Camp

By Minot Daily News 07/19/2018, 10:00am CDT

While defenseman Charlie Larsen uses his sturdy 6-foot-2 frame to help protect the net, forward Liam Cox-Smith picks apart defenses with his quick hands and 5-foot-7 physique.  In terms of playing styles, Larsen and Cox-Smith are pretty much polar opposites of each other on the ice. Yet, both of them are in New York this week for the USA Hockey National Player Development Camp to take part in the Boys Select 15 division.

The trek to the Northtown Center in Amherst is a long ways from home for the 15-year-old Minot natives and former youth hockey teammates. But, for an opportunity of this magnitude, the travel is seen as more than worth it since getting exposure is pivotal when trying to move up the ranks.

The United State national development camps offer exactly that with roughly 1,100 of the best 15-, 16-, 17-year-old boys and girls from across the country. The Boys Select 15 camp has 192 skaters and 24 goalies signed up, and they are split up into 12 teams.
''I just want my name to get out there," Larsen said, who was drafted by the Brandon Wheat Kings in the eighth round (No. 169 overall) of the 2018 Western Hockey League (WHL) Bantam Draft.  Cox-Smith added: "I'd like to hear some feedback on how I can improve my game and thenjust talk to a lot of coaches."

The six-day camp runs from July 15 through July 20 and consists of age­appropriate practices, games and off-ice training. Larsen and Cox-Smith will be on opposing teams, a once rare occurrence that is now becoming a new norm.

The duo worked their way through the Minot Hockey Boosters youth program, from squirts to the Bantam A Minot Wolves.
''Me and Charlie have always been good buddies," Cox-Smith said. "We have grown up playing hockey together since we were probably six (years old)."

Last season, they played together on the U14 Bantam Team North Dakota. Cox-Smith led the team in scoring with 28 points (12 goals, 16 assists) in 26 games. Larsen was fourth on the team with 13 points (seven goals, six assists) in 26 games.

"Playing with Team N.D. over the last two years is probably what got me drafted to Brandon," Larsen said.  Larsen plans to play for the U16 Colorado Thunderbirds next year. Cox­Smith is also headed to Colorado to next season, but he will lace up his skates with the U16 Rocky Mountain RoughRiders.  "Between the two teams, it's probably a rivalry," Cox-Smith said. "But, between me and him, we have always just pushed each other."  If there is one thing Cox-Smith could emulate from Larsen, it would be his size. Larsen returned the favor and also picked a physical trait that he wanted.
"I'd want his hands," he said. "(Cox-Smith) has probably the best hands in North Dakota for our age."  While they get to showcase those strengths this week in New York, the biggest benefit of the camp is discovering what they need to develop and work on. Those weaknesses are different for every player. Larsen has been working on his power skating and Cox-Smith has improved his shot while wanting to get faster.  ''Always try to improve your game," Cox-Smith said. ''Always work hard and listen to your coaches."
All the USA Hockey National Player Development Camp games are live­streamed by HockeyTV at usahockey.hockeytv.com.

The first games for the Boys Select 15 camp are on Tuesday. Larsen is playing for Team Forest and Cox-Smith is playing for Team Navy.
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Dane Montgomery makes 2018 USA Hockey U-17 Select Team

By NDAHA News 07/19/2018, 10:00am CDT

Dane Montgomery, from Grand Forks North Dakota, is a member of the 2018 USA Hockey Under-17 Men's Select Team.

The U.S. Under-17 Select Team is comprised of players selected from USA Hockey's Boys Select 16 Player Development Camp, which provides participants with elite instruction, as well as the opportunity to compete at the national level against other players in their age group.

The 2018 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament is scheduled for Aug. 15-19 in Piestany, Slovakia. The U.S., which is competing alongside the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia and Switzerland, is seeking its fourth consecutive title.

Congratulations Dane!

NDAHA Player Development Programs kick into Action

By NDAHAPD 09/14/2016, 6:45pm CDT

NDAHA Fall Programs all up and running!

The September 16-18 weekend kicks off with 5 more programs beginning play this weekend.  The Tier 1 14U Girls, 14U Boys, and 15 Boys have been in action for a couple weeks.  This weekend, the Tier 1 16U Girls, 16U Boys, 18U Boys, as well as the Tier 2 14U Boys, the NPHL, and the Fall Bantam League start up, as it will be a busy, yet exciting weekend for NDAHA PD.

Game times can be found on individual team pages, but, a weekend summary is as follows:

Boys Tier 1 14U/16U/18U vs, Madison Capitols in Madison, WI

Boys 15 in Minnesota Tier I League in Duluth, MN

Girls 14U Tier 1 in Minnesota Tier I League in New Hope, MN

Boys 14U Tier 2 in NDAHA Bantam League

NPHL Outlaws and Rebels in action in Moorhead, MN

NDAHA Gladiators in Bantam League action in West Fargo, ND.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL NDAHA PD TEAMS!