Pair with local ties invited to U.S. Junior Camp
Two former Los Angeles Jr. Kings – forward Kailer Yamamoto and goaltender Evan Sarthou – have been invited to participate in the upcoming USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp, which will run from July 30-Aug. 7 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich.
The pair will audition for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, which will be showcased from Dec. 26, 2016-Jan. 5, 2017 in Montreal and Toronto.
Yamamoto, a Washington native, recently wrapped up his second season with the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Spokane Chiefs with whom he tallied 19 goals for 71 points in 57 regular-season games.
In his third season with the WHL’s Tri-City Americans, Sarthou, also from Washington, fashioned a 26-28-2 record in 60 regular-season appearances to compliment a 3.46 goals-against average and an .888 save percentage.
Sarthou is eligible to be selected during this weekend’s NHL Entry Draft, which will be conducted in Buffalo; he’s ranked No. 12 among North American goaltenders by NHL Central Scouting on its final list of draft-eligibles.