Alum Sarthou invited to World Junior Camp; Selanne, Jacobson taken in NAHL draft

Former Los Angeles Jr. Kings goaltender Evan Sarthou has been invited to participate at the upcoming U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp, which will run from Aug. 1-8 in Lake Placid.

The selected players will audition for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2016 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, which will run from Dec. 26, 2015-Jan. 5, 2016 in Helsinki, Finland.

Sarthou, from Washington, recently finished his second season with the Western Hockey League’s Tri-City (Wash.) Americans where he appeared in 28 games and forged a 11-15-0-2 record to compliment a 3.10 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage.

He recorded seven shutouts this past season - one shy of the Americans’ single-season record set by alum Carey Price, now a standout goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens.

The United States has medaled in three of the last six World Junior Championships, winning gold in 2013 and 2010 and bronze in 2011.

Selanne, Jacobson taken in NAHL draft

Two players from the Jr. Kings’ 2014-15 Midget 18U AAA team - forward Eetu Selanne and goaltender Robert Jacobson - were selected in this year’s North American Hockey League (NAHL) Entry Draft, which was conducted earlier this month.

The Bismarck Bobcats chose Selanne in the sixth round (118th overall), while the Minot Minotauros picked Jacobson in Round 9 (162nd).

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