U.S. Roster Set for 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge: Includes Illinois’ Lindmark, Turcotte, Vlasic & Rowe

PLYMOUTH, Mich.– USA Hockey announced today the 23-player roster for its 2017 U.S. National Under-17 Team, which will compete at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge from Nov. 5-11 in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. The roster includes Illinois’ Owen Lindmark (Naperville), Alex Turcotte (Island Lake), Alex Vlasic (Wilmette) and Cameron Rowe (Wilmette).

The roster includes all 23 full-time members of the 2017-18 U.S. National Under-17 Team, part of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program based in Plymouth, Michigan.

A complete roster can be found here.

The U.S. will skate in a pre-tournament game on Tuesday, Nov. 2 against Canada Red. Team USA’s first preliminary round game will be Sunday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. MT against the Czech Republic.

A full tournament schedule can be found here.

The U.S. has played in five of the last eight title matches in this event, and has earned first place four times (2001, 2002, 2010, January 2014). Team USA had nine consecutive top-three finishes, stretching from 2006-14 (no event was held in 2007). The U.S. placed fifth in last year’s tournament.

Notes: HockeyTV will provide live streaming coverage of the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in the U.S. … The official tournament website can be found here … The Team USA tournament homepage can be found here…The U.S. will skate in a pre-tournament game Tuesday (Nov. 2) against Canada Red at the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek, British Columbia… The 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge includes two groups of four teams. Group A features Canada Black, Canada White, the Czech Republic and the United States, while Group B includes Canada Red, Finland, Russia and Sweden … Follow@USAHockeyNTDP on Twitter for tournament updates and join the conversation on social media by using #WU17USA and #WorldU17 … John Wroblewski (Neenah, Wis.) will lead the U.S. National Under-17 Team in the event for the first time. Joining Wroblewski will be assistant coach Greg Moore (Lisbon, Maine), goaltending coach Thomas Speer (Janesville, Wis.) and intern assistant coach Kevin Lind (Homer Glen, Ill.).

For more information contact Laurel Young (Laurel.Young@USAHockey.org)



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