The U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team is set to compete in the 2017 Under-18 Five Nations Tournament beginning Wednesday, Nov. 8 in Hämeenlinna, Finland. The roster includes Illinois’ Jake Pivonka (Naperville), Philippe Lapointe (Hinsdale) and Jonathan Mor (Highland Park).
Additionally, the U.S. roster includes 20 full-time members of the 2017-18 U.S. National Under-18 Team, part of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program based in Plymouth, Michigan.
Non-NTDP roster players include forwards Ryder Donovan (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East H.S.) and Philippe Lapointe (Hinsdale, Ill./Lincoln Stars).
A complete roster can be found here.
The U.S. will open play on Wednesday (Nov. 8) in a 9 a.m. ET matchup against Switzerland.
A full tournament schedule can be found here.
The Under-18 Five Nations and Four Nations tournaments are generally held twice a season. The U.S. has placed first in at least one of the two yearly events dating back to the 2007-08 season. Last year, the U.S. won both tournaments.
Notes: Live streaming, schedule, statistics and full schedule information can be found on the official tournament website here … The Team USA tournament homepage can be found here … The U.S. will compete against the Czech Republic, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland in this tournament … Complete tournament history can be found here … Follow @USAHockeyNTDP on Twitter for tournament updates and join the conversation on social media by using #5NationsU18 … Seth Appert (Cottage Grove, Minn.) will lead the U.S. National Under-18 Team in the event for the first time. Joining Appert will be associate coach Nick Fohr (Grand Forks, N.D.), goaltending coach Kevin Reiter (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and intern assistant coach Mason Graddock (Stowe, Vt.).
For more information, please contact Kris Nolt (Kris.Nolt@USAHockey.org).