PLYMOUTH, Michigan – USA Hockey announced today the 22-player roster for its U.S. National Under-18 Team, which will compete at the 2015 Under-18 Five Nations Tournament to be held Nov. 4-8, in Monthey, Switzerland. Congratulations and good luck to Illinois’ James Sanchez (Northbrook) and Clayton Keller (Swansea).
The roster is made up entirely of members of the 2015-16 U.S. National Under-18 Team, part of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program based in Plymouth, Michigan. A complete United States roster can be found here.
Team USA will compete against teams from the Czech Republic, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland in the round-robin tournament. Traditionally, the November international event is a Four Nations Tournament, an event the U.S. has won seven of the last eight times.
The official tournament website can be found here … Follow @USAHockeyNTDP and@USAHockeyScores on Twitter for tournament updates and join the conversation on social media by using the #5NationsU18 tag … Danton Cole (Pontiac, Mich.) will serve as head coach for the U.S. National Under-18 Team in the event. Joining Cole on the bench will be assistant coach Chris Luongo (Fraser, Mich.) and intern assistant coach Tyler Walsh (East Lansing, Mich.).