BEMIDJI, Minn. – Ross Armour, of the Bemidji State University Men’s Hockey team, will lace up his skates this week to participate in the Nashville Predators’ 2019 Development Camp. After leading all BSU freshman, and finishing fourth on the team in assist soring a year ago, the sophomore forward will get a taste of the National Hockey League, July 25-29.
The camp, which begins Tuesday and runs through the end of the week, features young talent within the organization’s system, the team’s newest draft picks and other non-roster camp invites. Development camps typically include on-ice team practices meetings, group and position skills sessions as well as off-ice testing, strength training and other community relations activities. The Predators’ camp will culminate with the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Future Stars Game on Saturday. The contest will be streamed live on NashvillePredators.com.
For a complete roster and schedule for the Nashville Predators’ 2019 Development Camp, visit: nhl.com/predators
In 38 appearances as a collegiate rookie, Armour totaled 12 points to rank third among BSU newcomers and lead the group with 12 assists. A two-time Western Collegiate Hockey Association Player of the Week (Dec. 17 and Jan. 21), Armour stepped right into the Beavers’ line up and found a way to contribute. He logged his first collegiate assist Nov. 3 in just his sixth game. During a stretch from Dec. 14 to Jan. 19, he totaled 10 assists in 10 games, twice recording three-assist performances. BSU was 6-2 when the Trail, British Columbia native recorded an assist, while he posted assists on two game-winning goals. Armour saved his best for league play. Making an appearance in all 28 of the Beavers’ WCHA contests, he recorded 11 assists to tie for third among freshman and finish among the league’s top 10 in freshman in scoring. He finished the season third on the team with a +8 plus/minus rating.
The Beavers completed the 2018-19 season with an overall record of 15-17-6, placed fifth in the WCHA with a 13-11-4-2 mark and made their ninth consecutive appearance in the WCHA postseason. Senior defender Justin Baudry earned a spot as a member of the All-WCHA Second Team, Owen Sillinger was selected to the league’s all-rookie team and 15 BSU student-athletes were recognized with 2018-19 WCHA All-Academic awards.
The Beavers host St. Cloud State University at 7:07 p.m. Oct. 11 at Sanford Center to kick off the team's 16-game 2019-20 regular-season home schedule.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).