2019 U.S. Under-17 Men’s Select Team Announced Roster set for Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in August

Saturday, July 13, 2019 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Twenty players who participated at the 
USA Hockey Boys Select 16 Player Development Camp have been
chosen for the 2019 U.S. Under-17 Men’s Select Team that will compete Aug. 13-17 at the Five Nations Tournament in Füssen, Germany. The
week-long Boys Select 16 Player Development Camp concluded today at
the Northtown Center in Amherst, New York, with its annual All-Star
Game and Five Nations Tournament roster selection.The 2019 U.S.
Under-17 Men’s Select Team features 12 forwards, including Bennett
Schimek (Mendota Heights, Minn.) who led the Boys Select 16 Player
Development Camp with 14 points (8G, 6A), and Jack Silich (Long Grove, Ill.) who scored five goals in five games. The six-player defensive corps
includes Simon Motew (Highland Park, Ill.) who recorded five points
(3G, 2A) during camp and Luke Mittelstadt (Eden Prairie, Minn.) who
tallied a goal in the All-Star Game. Will Fox (Grosse Point, Mich.) and 
Hobie Hedquist (Heron Lake, Minn.) were selected as the U.S. Under-17 Men’s Select Team goaltenders.Notable NHL and international players
who have represented the U.S. Under-17 Men’s Select Team include 
Brock Boeser (2013), Dustin Brown (2000), Patrick Kane (2004), 
Ryan McDonagh (2005) and Troy Terry (2013).Matt Curley (Madrid,
N.Y.), current head coach of the University of Alaska Anchorage, will
serve as head coach for the U.S. Under-17 Men’s Select Team. His
assistant coaches will be Mike Corbett (Green Bay, Wis./University
of Alabama-Huntsville), Rich Hansen (New York, N.Y./USA Hockey)
and Dave Caruso(Roswell, Ga./Ohio State University). Bill McClellan 
(St. Paul, Minn.) will serve as team leader and Kenny Rausch (Colorado
Springs, Colo.) as team manager.For a complete roster, click here. Team
USA skated to its 12th consecutive top-three finish at last year’s 2018
Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in Piestany, Slovakia, posting two
wins and two losses to take third place. Since 2007, the United States
has claimed tops honors in the tournament seven times, the most recent
championship coming in 2017. The team also placed first in 2016, 2015,
2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.For Under-17 Five Nations Tournament
coverage from USA Hockey, click here.In addition to the U.S., the 2019
Under-17 Five Nations Tournament will also include teams from
Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany … The 20 players on the Team USA roster represent eight different states, including Arizona (1), Illinois (3), Massachusetts (1), Michigan (3), Minnesota (7), Missouri (1), New Jersey (1) and Pennsylvania (3) … The annual USA Hockey Select 16 Player Development Camp provides top young players with elite
instruction, as well as the opportunity to compete at the national level
against other players in their age group. For more information, contact
Maddy Schachte (Maddy.Schachte@usahockey.org / 719.538.1172)

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