USA Hockey today announced the 20-man roster for the U.S. Under-17 Select Team that will compete at the Under-17 Five Nations Tournament at the Dr Pepper StarCenter Arena Frisco from Aug. 9-13 in Frisco, Texas. The roster includes 3 Illinois natives: Jack Randl (Carpentersville), Jack Drury (Winnetka) and Brady Smith (Palatine).
All 20 players participated in USA Hockey’s Boys Select 16 Player Development Camp, which took place July 8-14 in Williamsville, New York.
The roster features 12 forwards, including Ryan Savage (Scottsdale, Ariz.) who led the Boys Select 16 Player Development Camp with 10 points, including five goals, in five games. The six-player defensive unit includes Christian Krygier (Novi, Mich.) and Brady Smith (Palatine, Ill.), who combined for eight points during the camp. Drew Deridder (Fenton, Mich.) and Isaiah Saville (Anchorage, Ala.) were selected as the U.S. Under-17 Select Team goaltenders.
Team USA won the Under-17 Five Nations Tournament last year in Arosa, Switzerland. It marked the sixth championship in eight tries for Team USA, which also claimed top honors in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008.
For Team USA’s complete roster, click here.
For complete Under-17 Five Nations Tournament coverage, click here.
NOTES: In addition to the United States, the 2016 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament will also include teams from Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany … Cory Laylin (St. Michael, Minn.) will serve as head coach of the 2016 U.S. Under-17 Select Team, while Matt Millar (Los Angeles, Calif.),Scott Paluch (Bowling Green, Ohio) and Alex Todd (Angola, Ind.) will serve as assistant coaches … The 20 players on the Team USA roster represent 10 different states. Minnesota and Michigan lead the way with five players apiece, while Illinois has three … Ann Arbor, Michigan, was the last U.S. city to host the Under-17 Five Nations Tournament (2011). Team USA won the event, with players from 11 different states, going 4-0-0-0 … The Dr Pepper StarCenter Arena Frisco, host site for the 2016 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament, serves as the practice facility for the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars … 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.
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