USA Hockey has selected 22 players who participated in the USA Hockey Boys Select 17 Player Development Camp to represent the nation at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup Tournament next month.
Sixteen of the selections are committed to 10 schools, while five others are uncommitted at this point.
The players were selected from the week-long player development camp, which concluded today in Amherst, N.Y. The camp brought together some of the nation’s best 2000 birth-year players for on- and off-ice development and information sessions, including a presentation from College Hockey Inc.
Boston University alumnus Clark Donatelli, currently the head coach of the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, will coach the team for the second year in a row. The U.S. captured second place at the event last summer.
The Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup is an annual event held each August for national under-18 teams from around the world. The eight-team event will include teams from Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.S. in 2017.
|2017 U.S. Under-18 Select Team|
|Name||Pos.||2016-17 Team||NCAA Commitment|
|Christian Krygier||D||Lincoln (USHL)||Wisconsin|
|Michael Ferrandino||D||Waterloo (USHL)|
|Will Mackinnon||D||U.S. NTDP (USHL)||Denver|
|Jacob Semik||D||Dubuque (USHL)||Michigan|
|Cole Krygier||D||Lincoln (USHL)||Wisconsin|
|Slava Demin||D||Wenatchee (BCHL)||Denver|
|Adam Samuelsson||D||U.S. NTDP (USHL)||Boston College|
|Connor Caponi||F||Culver Military Academy||Yale|
|Ryder Donovan||F||Duluth East H.S.|
|Jack Randl||F||Omaha (USHL)||Michigan|
|Brady Meyer||F||North Branch H.S.||Minnesota Duluth|
|Blade Jenkins||F||U.S. NTDP (USHL)||N/A|
|Jack Drury||F||Waterloo (UHSL)||Harvard|
|Kyle Haskins||F||Selects Academy 16U|
|Blake McLaughlin||F||Grand Rapids H.S./Chicago (USHL)||Minnesota|
|Philippe Lapointe||F||Shattuck-St. Mary’s||Michigan|
|Gavin Hain||F||Grand Rapids H.S./Sioux Falls (USHL)||North Dakota|
|Curtis Hall||F||Youngstown (USHL)||Yale|
|Jack Jensen||F||Eden Prairie H.S.||Minnesota|
|Ryan Savage||F||Honeybaked 16U/Fargo (USHL)||Miami|
|Ben Kraws||G||Buffalo Jr. Sabres 16U|
|Isaiah Saville||G||Colorado Thunderbirds 16U|