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Three PAL Junior Islanders Finish Mini Camp Junior Hockey News

Published: Thursday, 7 Jul 2016  
By: Carmine Vetrano

Three Jr Islanders wrapped up the New York Islanders week long mini camp

It was an exciting night at the Northwell Ice Center last Wednesday as hundreds of New York Islanders fans packed the arena to see the future of Islanders hockey skate in the Blue & White Scrimmage, signaling the end of the 2016 Islanders Mini Camp.

With over 50 draft picks and invitees flooding the ice, three PAL Junior Islanders were among the mix as Cam Kuhl (defense), Jack Riley (forward) and former captain Joe Duszak (defense) all completed the week of on-ice and off-ice work in front of Islanders management. 

Riley, 20, who posted 18 points (10G, 8A) in 42 games with the PAL last season, took in this special moment but also used it to better his game.

“Being a part of Islanders Mini Camp is a great honor to me. As a hockey player you want to play at the highest level possible and having this opportunity to play alongside some of best young players in the world and get the chance to participate in practices run by NHL coaches all week is only going to help me become a better hockey player,” Riley said.

For any hockey player in camp, the goal is to get bigger, stronger and faster, all the while showing off your talents and making a name for yourself.  

Kuhl, 18, recorded six points (one goal, five assists) in 42 games during his second season with PAL, credits the Junior Islanders organization on helping get to where he is.

"It was an honor to represent PAL here at Islanders Rookie camp.  The PAL organization has been a tremendous program for me these past two seasons.  They have helped me develop into the player I am today,” Kuhl said.  “I want to thank all the coaches and staff for allowing me this partake in this incredible opportunity."

Dusak, 18, captained PAL last season and his 60 points (14G, 46A0 were most by any defensemen in the USPHL last year. He is committed to Mercyhurst University for this upcoming season and felt his week at Islanders Mini Camp was key in his training before college.

“This was a great week for me personally. I was able to skate amongst some of the best young talent the Islanders have and was able to better my game,” he said. “I cant thank the PAL Junior Islanders for all they have done for me.”

It was an exciting week for three PAL Junior Islanders, as they were able to skate and work out with some of the top young talent the Islanders farm system has to offer. For any player the goal is to get better during camp. For Kuhl, Riley and Duszak, they also are making a name for themselves.

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