Congratulations to William Knierim, forward from Skokie! Knierim, who most recently played for the Chicago Mission U16 Team, was recently rostered to the U.S. Under-17 Select Team. See details below:
USA Hockey today announced the 20-man roster for the U.S. Under-17 Select Team that will compete in the 2014 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament Aug. 13-17 in Crimmitschau, Germany.
All 20 players participated in the USA Hockey Boys’ Select 16 Player Development Camp, which took place from July 7-13 at the Northtown Center at Amherst in Williamsville, New York.
The roster features 12 forwards, including Garrett Wait (Edina, Minn.), who led the Boys’ Select 16 Player Development Camp with 16 points (7 goals, 9 assists) in six games. The six-man defensive unit for Team USA includes Derek Daschke (Troy, Mich.) and Luke McInnis (Hignham, Mass.) who each recorded seven points in six and five games, respectively, during the Select 16 Player Development Camp. Sharing goaltending duties will be Ryan Edquist (Lakeville, Minn.) and Dayton Rasmussen (Eden Prairie, Minn.).
For complete Under-17 Five Nations Tournament coverage, including Team USA schedule and news, click here.
NOTES: The 2014 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament will include teams from the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United States … Cary Eades (Sioux Falls, S.D.) will serve as head coach, while Clark Donatelli (Wheeling, W. Va.) and Bob Mancini (Saginaw, Mich.) will serve as assistant coaches for the 2014 U.S. Under-17 Select Team … The 20 players on the U.S. roster represent nine different states. Minnesota leads the way with nine players, while Michigan has three and Texas has two … 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.