December 26, 2012
The ACHA 2012 National Select team held their first practice on Wednesday night at the IceForum in Duluth in preparation for their upcoming European tour. Players from around the country joined Georgia goalie Vince DiCarlo and leading scoring forward Peter Kacer in Atlanta for two days of practice before flying to Munich, Germany to start their 6-game European trip. “We saw a ton of speed on the ice tonight,” coach Sean Weaver of Central Florida commented after the teams first practice. “For the size we have our players are very agile,” Weaver added. Peter Kacer looked sharp and in stride running thru offensive drills, and DiCarlo appeared comfortable in net facing a barrage of shots from the best collegiate players in the country. The National Select team with Bulldogs coach Hoos as one of the three coaches for the team, will practice again on Thursday at 9:30 am, then head to the Atlanta airport to head off to face teams from the Euro professional leagues for 6 games in 10 days.
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