MARlBORO, MA-Long time Junior Bruins forward Bill Arnold (pictured left when playing for the Little Bruins and below for Boston College) can add another honor to an already long list if achievements in his hockey career-member of the United States World Junior team. Arnold, along with the team, was finalized coming off a final training/selection camp.
The U.S. National Junior Team will compete at the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship Dec. 26, 2011-Jan. 5, 2012, in Edmonton and Calgary, Alta. The World Juniors is considered the top amatuer hockey tournament in the world.
Arnold, who first came to the B’s through the organizations AAA tournament team program when he was just 8/9 years old, went on the play for the B’s in some capacity till he headed off to play for the NTDP in his senior year of high school. He is a sophomore at Boston College where he has been an impact player since his freshmen year.
“It is no surpise to us Bill would make this team,” Chris Masters commented. “He has always been a big time talent and had a work ethic of the same size. When you couple those two things, talent and hard work, you are going to do some great things in the game. He was also a selfless player, ever since he was a mite, who always
put the team first, did all the little things you asked of him and was as coach-able a player as you could find. We look forward to watching him help bring home a gold medal for the US team.”
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