Athletes from Laguna Beach have excelled in many ways throughout the years, be it on land, sand or in the water in a beach city synonymous with outdoor activity. It might then seem unusual for one to attempt to make a mark in ice hockey.
Tyler Levine has his set his sights on doing just that.
The 13-year-old is in Kent, Ohio, this weekend attending the invite-only Multi District Select Player Development Camp at Kent State University. The camps are coveted events that are important to a player serious in their pursuit of the sport. Top college and Junior League scouts regularly attend Select Camps.
The development camp runs through Sunday.
"The camps give USA Hockey the chance to [identify] the top hockey players in the nation," said Kelly Askew, a former member of the Canadian National Team and professional hockey player who now coaches the sport.
Askew said he is in his third year of coaching Levine. They train at Shoot 2 Score Hockey in San Clemente.