Taggart VanderMolen at the 2016 USA Hockey Disabled Festival. (Photo by Michael Caples/MiHockey)

Four Michigan names at USA Sled Select Camp, including 14-year-old VanderMolen

By @MichaelCaples –

The 2018 USA Hockey Sled Select Camp is underway in Amherst, N.Y., and four Michigan natives are representing the Great Lakes State on the national stage.

Congrats to the following players who received invitations to the prestigious event:

CJ Blackwell – Kentwood

Jake Nelson – Holland

Taggart VanderMolen – Fruitport

Joey Woodke – Port Hope

The 13th annual Sled Hockey Select Camp is running from July 8-13 at the Northtown Center in Amherst, and it features the top sled players from across the country ranging in ages 14-20 and players over the age of 20 who have been playing sled hockey for three years or less.

VanderMolen is one of those 14-year-olds; MAHA disabled director Marie Sly said it’s a big honor for the goaltender to be invited at that age as most players don’t attend the camp until age 17 or so.

The Select Camp is an opportunity for players to not only improve their individual skills but also to further their careers, as they will be learning from USA Sled Hockey Paralympians and be scouted during the process.

MiHockey Staff

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