COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey today announced the 17-player roster for the U.S. Youth Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team that will compete in the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games from Feb. 12-21, 2016, in Lillehammer, Norway.
All players were selected to participate in the USA Hockey Select 15 Player Development Camp, which took place July 15-21 in Williamsville, N.Y.
The U.S. roster includes nine forwards, six defensemen and two goaltenders. The players represent 11 different states, with Michigan leading the way with four representatives, followed by Arizona, Massachusetts and New Jersey with two a piece.
The U.S. Youth Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team will begin play on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, against Finland.
NOTES: Scott Paluch (Bowling Green, Ohio) is the head coach of the U.S. Youth Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team with J.D. Forrest (Auburn, N.Y.) serving as assistant coach … The staff and players of the 2016 U.S. Youth Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team is subject to the approval of the United States Olympic Committee … In the first-ever Youth Winter Olympic Games in 2012, the U.S. Youth Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team finished fourth … Created by the International Olympic Committee, the Youth Olympic Games bring youth athletes from around the world together through sports and the Olympic values of excellence, respect and friendship.