Etem makes USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp roster.

Ducks prospect Emerson Etem was one of seven players from Team USA’s 2010 World Junior Championships roster among the 40 named to take part in the National Junior Evaluation Camp this August in Lake Placid, N.Y.

The players will be auditioning for a spot on the U.S. National Junior
Team
that will take part in the 2012 IIHF
World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2011-Jan. 5, 2012, in Calgary and
Edmonton, Alta.

Etem helped the USA capture bronze in Buffalo at the most recent WJC tournament in January, finishing with a goal and a minus-1 rating in six games. The Long Beach native signed his entry-level contract with the Ducks in May.

Other local players named to the evaluation camp were Boston University forward Matt Nieto (Long Beach), Kelowna Rockets forward Shane McColgan (Manhattan Beach), U.S. Under-18 National Development Team forward Rocco Grimaldi (Rossmoor), and Western Michigan forward Chase Balisy (Rancho Santa Margarita).

The complete U.S. roster can be found here.

Here’s the tentative schedule of events for the evaluation camp:
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Bobkov goes to Kingston in OHL trade.

Prospect Igor Bobkov won’t be reporting back to the London Knights in 2011-12.

That’s because the goalie’s Ontario Hockey League club swapped his rights to the Kingston Frontenacs earlier today after a season in which the Ducks’ 2009 third-round draft pick went 4-10 with a 4.12 GAA as a backup.

The London Free Press has the story:

“He came in here behind the eight-ball and had to battle his weight
early on,” said Knights goalie coach Bill Dark, “and he didn’t get to
play as much because Michael Houser never opened the door for him.

“Bob steadily improved as the year went on (he stopped 44 shots in a
win over Kitchener in the season finale) and won two games facing over
40 shots in Syracuse but I think, if he goes to Kingston and is the
starter there, he’ll be well-served by another year in the OHL.”

Bobkov’s junior eligibility is up, but he could return to Kingston next season as an overage player if he doesn’t go pro.