Porter named to national hockey camp for second time

10 years ago

Payton Porter, son of Joe and Misty Porter, of Houlton, has been named for the second time in three years, as a member of the USA Hockey National Development Camp in Amherst, N.Y.

The National Camp in Amherst will be held from June 26 to July 2.
Porter attended the Select 15 camp in 2012. He has been selected and represented Maine in the New England Festivals for the last three years.
Porter, 17, will represent the New England District (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island) in his age division as one of 20 goalies from across the United States to compete in the Select 17 camp.
The junior goalie played hockey this season for Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. under former University of Maine Black Bear coach, Tim Whitehead. He was the starting goalie his freshman and sophomore years for the Houlton-Hodgdon Black Hawks and learned the game of hockey at a young age in Houlton’s Southern Aroostook Minor Hockey Association.
Porter was among the 10 players selected to Team New England from the New England District Camp held March 27-30 in Nashua, N.H.
According to coaches and organizers of the New England District Camp, attendance at the national camp is a very important step in USA Hockey’s efforts to identify the top hockey players in the country. Each player will be placed on different teams at the national camp and he/she will be playing with the best players from the other USA Hockey districts from around the country.