After completing his Aspen Leafs career in the WCHL Bantam A championship game on March 3, three weeks later Fisher Scott quickly turned his attention to the Colorado State Camp. With an impressive showing in Denver, he advanced to the Rocky Mountain District Development Camp in Dallas May 9-12. Representing the top players from Colorado, with his consistent and steady play, Scott turned heads and was selected by evaluators to attend the USA Hockey Select 15 National Development Camp in Amherst, NY (July 15-20).
The Select 15 National Camp is the first official step in the national selection process, punctuated by a potential future invitation to the coveted National Team Development Program in Plymouth, MI. At the Select 15 Camp, Scott will be competing against the nation's top 5% of 2004 birth-year players. While in Amherst, he will be exposed to on ice practices and competition, off ice programming, and lectures led by top USA Hockey coaches. A strong byproduct of advancing to the national camp is high-level exposure, as numerous junior and collegiate scouts are in attendance.
Scott began his career as a Mite with Aspen Junior Hockey. As a first year Peewee, he helped guide the Leafs to a Peewee A State Championship appearance at the Pepsi Center. As a first year Bantam, he was instrumental in the Leafs return to the Pespi Center, where the team hoisted the state championship banner after defeating the Littleton Hawks 4-3. This past season, Scott led the Bantam A Leafs in scoring with 37 points (15 goals, 22 assists) in 21 games.
As a former coach and evaluator at the state, district and national development camps, AJH Executive Director Shaun Hathaway clearly understands the impact of Scott's accomplishment. "Advancing to the District Camp is a big deal" quipped Hathaway. "Advancing to the National Camp is a really big deal. Being recognized nationally as one of the top 5% of players in his age group is a tremendous accomplishment that Fisher has worked very hard to achieve. I’m very excited for him." Following the National Camp, Scott will turn his attention to Tier-1 (AAA) Midget hockey in Denver. He plans to play for the 15U Colorado Thunderbirds, which is expected to compete as one of the top teams in the nation next season.