Teams to Take Part in Annual Tournaments in Russia and Czech Republic.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The U.S. National Under-17 and Under-18 Teams — part of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program — will join teams from the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and Sweden in their respective Five Nations Tournaments next week. The U17 Five Nations Tournament will take place in Dmitrov, Russia, while the U18 Five Nations event will be held in Kravare and Poruba, Czech Republic.
For the complete Under-17 Team roster, click here.
For the complete Under-18 Team roster, click here.
Tournament coverage, including schedules, news, scores and stats, can be found at the official website of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, USANTDP.com. Additionally, live scoring updates from each U.S. game in both tournaments will be available through Twitter: @USAHockeyScores and @usantdp. Join the conversation on social media by using hashtags#U17FiveNations, #U18FiveNations and #NTDP.
Danton Cole, head coach of the U.S. National Under-17 Team, will lead the U17s in Russia, along with assistant coach John Gruden and intern assistant coach Tyler Walsh … All 22 players on the roster are from USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program … Team USA claimed first place in last year’s tournament held in Sundsvall, Sweden … Don Granato, head coach of the U.S. National Under-18 Team, will lead the U18s in the Czech Republic. He will be joined on the bench by assistant coach Nick Fohr, intern assistant coach J.D. Forrest, and goaltending coach Kevin Reiter … All 22 players on the roster are from USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program … Team USA captured the tournament title last year in Dmitrov, Russia.