Starting this Friday, the Springfield Jr. Blues will be hosting their annual Draft Camp. Springfield has used this camp to identify relatively unknown players, help them reach their potential as a hockey player and assist them in receiving NCAA scholarships. The camp is open to all hockey players.
This week, the Springfield Jr. Blues will be highlighting a recent success story everyday from past Draft Camps, including when they attended, their success in Springfield and where they are at currently in their hockey careers.
#18 Trevor Stone-Forward
A majority of young hockey players will travel hundreds, sometime thousands, of miles for an opportunity to play at a high level. This is what Trevor Stone did while playing AAA hockey for the Chicago Mission. When the opportunity presented itself for him to play for his hometown team, Stone made the most of it.
A native of nearby Pleasant Plains, Illinois, Stone attended Draft Camp in 2012 as a 15 year old. After an impressive Draft Camp, Stone was invited back to the teams Main Camp and joined the team as a free agent for the 2012-13 season.
During Stone’s time in Springfield, he contributed 33 goals and 65 assists. His 197 career games played is more than any other player in Springfield’s 24 year history.
After a successful career in Springfield, Stone made his commitment to continue his hockey career at the Air Force Academy for the 2016-17 season. This past season, as a Freshman, Stone appeared in 26 games for the Falcons, registering 6 goals and 6 assists and helping the team to their first Atlantic Hockey Championship since 2012.
The Draft Camp begins Friday at The Nelson Center with games at 5:00pm and will run through Sunday. The camp is FREE for fans to attend and will feature and equipment sale on Saturday morning from 9am-12pm.