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Vancouver Canucks: Harvard bound
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Members of the 2011-12 Harvard men's hockey team are skating this week at National Hockey League prospect camps across North America.
Rising junior Alex Fallstrom, who stayed up late in Sweden to watch his parent club, the Boston Bruins, win the Stanley Cup last month, returned to town to skate in the Bruins development camp in Wilmington, Mass. Senior Alex Killorn, who skated on a line with Fallstrom during Harvard's late-season run of success, is making his fourth appearance at the Tampa Bay Lightning's camp, which wraps up Tuesday (scroll down for interview).
Each of Harvard's five drafted incoming freshman skated or is skating at his parent club's prospect camp this month. Patrick McNally's team placed second in a three-on-three tournament among the Vancouver Canucks' drafted prospects and is the subject of a feature story on the team's website. On the other side of Canada, fellow defenseman Max Everson got his first taste of what pro hockey will be like at the Toronto Maple Leafs' camp (scroll down for interview).
Petr Placek and his future Philadelphia Flyers teammates did some off-ice bonding at a New Jersey paintball field, while Fallstrom and his fellow future Bruins did the same in Maynard, Mass., and also took time out for some community service. Another forward, Colin Blackwell, is attending the San Jose Sharks' camp, while goaltender Stephen Michalek will take part in the Minnesota Wild's camp on the pro team's home ice in Saint Paul, Minn., starting Tuesday.