NTDP Invites 46 to Camp
Evaluation of top U.S. 2002 birth years set for March 23-27.

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USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich., will host USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program Evaluation Camp.

Forty-six of the top American hockey players born in 2002 have been invited to USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program Evaluation Camp. The camp, which will help select the 2018-19 U.S. National Under-17 Team, will take place March 23-27, at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich.

The 46 players, including 24 forwards, 16 defensemen and six goaltenders, will be divided into two teams for practices, games and off-ice training.

USA Hockey Announcement

Thirty of the invitees have verbally committed to 14 different Division I schools. Minnesota Duluth and Notre Dame each have four commits invited, with Boston University, North Dakota and Wisconsin having three apiece. Sixteen players invited are uncommitted to this point.

The 46 players on the roster represent 19 different states.

Camp opens next Friday, March 23, with the first of five games set for Saturday at 3 p.m.

2018 USA Hockey NTDP Evaluation Camp Roster
First Name Last Name Birth Date Hometown NCAA Commitment 2017-18 Team
Forwards
Matthew Beniers 11/5/02 Hingham, Mass. Uncommitted Milton Prep
Brett Berard 9/9/02 E. Greenwich, R.I. Providence Bishop Hendricken HS
Cameron Berg 1/29/02 Fargo, N.D. Omaha Omaha AAA 16U
Blake Biondi 4/24/02 Hermantown, Minn. Minnesota Duluth Hermantown HS
Thomas Bordeleau 1/3/02 Houston, Texas Uncommitted Esther-Blondin Midget AAA
Alex Gaffney 6/25/02 W. Orange, N.J. Harvard North Jersey Avalanche 16U
Ryan Kirwan 2/27/02 Dewitt, N.Y. Penn Stae Avon Old Farms Prep
Jackson Kunz 9/13/02 Grand Forks, N.D. North Dakota GF Red River HS
Tanner Latsch 1/2/02 Twin Lake, Mich. Wisconsin Honeybaked 16U
Hunter McKown 8/18/02 St. Louis, Mo. Uncommitted St. Louis AAA Blues 16U
Zachary Michaelis 5/30/02 Elk River, Minn. Omaha Elk River HS
Dylan Peterson 1/8/02 Roseville, Calif. Boston University CIH Academy White
Matthew Samoskevich 11/5/02 Sandy Hook, Conn. Uncommitted Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep 16U
Wyatt Schingoethe 8/3/02 Algonquin, Ill. Notre Dame Chicago Mission 16U
Jason Siedem 10/17/02 Madison, N.J. Boston College Avon Old Farms Prep
Landon Slaggert 6/25/02 South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame Chicago Mission 16U
Ty Smilanic 1/20/02 Elizabeth, Colo. Denver Colorado T-Birds 16U
Jack Smith 7/6/02 St. Cloud, Minn. Minnesota Duluth St. Cloud Cathedral HS
Hunter Strand 11/13/02 Anchorage, Alaska Notre Dame Alaska Oilers 16U
Antonio Stranges 2/5/02 Plymouth, Mich. Michigan Little Caesars 16U
Luke Tuch 3/7/02 Baldwinsville, N.Y. Boston University Buffalo Jr. Sabres 16U
Noah Tussey 6/18/02 Stillwater, Minn. Minnesota Stillwater HS
John Waldron 11/13/02 Batavia, Ill. Uncommitted Chicago Fury 16U
Chase Yoder 5/28/02 Fairview, Texas Uncommitted Dallas Stars 16U

Defensemen
Brandon Chabrier 7/19/02 Bayville, N.Y. Northeastern Long Island Gulls 16U
Spencer Evans 4/19/02 Oyster Bay, N.Y. Uncommitted P.A.L. Jr. Islanders 16U
Brock Faber 8/22/02 Maple Grove, Minn. Notre Dame Osseo-Maple Grove 14AA
Owen Gallatin 6/17/02 Hugo, Minn. Minnesota Duluth White Bear Lake HS
Anthony Kehrer 3/4/02 Kenmare, N.D. Wisconsin Rink H.A. Midget Prep
Connor Kelley 7/30/02 Maple Grove, Minn. Minnesota Duluth Maple Grove HS
Tyler Kleven 1/10/02 Fargo, N.D. North Dakota Fargo Davies HS
Daniel Laatsch 2/13/02 Altoona, Wis. Wisconsin Notre Dame Academy HS
Victor Mancini 5/26/02 Saginaw, Mich. Uncommitted Compuware 16U
Scott Morrow 11/1/02 Darien, Conn. Uncommitted Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep 16U
John Opilka 9/26/02 Effingham, Ill. Uncommitted St. Louis AA Blues 15-Only
Eamon Powell 5/10/02 Marcellus, N.Y. Boston College Rochester Coalition 15-Only
Jake Ratzlaff 6/23/02 Rosemount, Minn. Minnesota Rosemount HS
Jake Sanderson 7/8/02 Whitefish, Mont. North Dakota Edge School 15-Only
Jacob Truscott 4/12/02 Fort Gratiot, Mich. Michigan Little Caesars 15-Only
Avery Winslow 8/24/02 St. Petersburg, Fla. Uncommitted Notre Dame Hounds

Goaltenders
Drew Commesso 7/19/02 Norwell, Mass. Boston University St. Sebastian’s Prep
Levi Gho 2/5/02 Fairbanks, Alaska Uncommitted Culver Academy 16U
Noah Grannan 4/27/02 Germantown, Wis. Uncommitted Milwaukee Jr. Admirals 16U
Colin Purcell 6/23/02 Shaker Heights, Ohio Uncommitted Cleveland Barons 15-Only
Grant Riley 8/28/02 Rochester, N.Y. Uncommitted Rochester Coalition 15-Only
Xavier Medina 1/20/02 Wayne, Mich. Uncommitted Honeybaked 16U