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Sarthou named to U.S. team; Romo to ASU


Evan Sarthou, a former Los Angeles Jr. Kings and LA Selects goaltender, was one of 42 players selected to compete in the fourth annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, which will be played on Sept. 24 at First Niagara Center – home of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres.

Sarthou, from Washington, has stopped pucks the last two seasons for the Western Hockey League’s Tri-City (Wash.) Americans. Last year, he posted an 11-15-2 record to compliment a 3.10 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage in 28 appearances.

“This game provides the best U.S. players eligible for next year’s NHL draft the opportunity to showcase their skills on a national stage,” said Jim Johannson, USA Hockey’s assistant executive director of hockey operations.

“We’re excited to return to Buffalo and with input from NHL Central Scouting, we’re certain fans in the region will enjoy the chance to see future stars of the NHL, some who are very likely to one day wear the Sabres jersey.”

Each year, the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game assembles the top U.S. players who are eligible for the upcoming NHL Entry Draft.

Following last year’s game, 26 players that participated in the contest went on to be chosen in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, including seven first-round selections.

Romo Commits to Arizona State

Fullerton native Jakob Romo, a former Anaheim Jr. Duck, California Stars and LA Selects player, has committed to play his NCAA Division I hockey at Arizona State University.

Romo, a forward, has played the last three seasons in the North American Hockey League. Last year as a member of the Minnesota Wilderness, he put up 18 goals for 42 points in 58 games.

He’ll play this season for the United States Hockey League’s Dubuque Fighting Saints.

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