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USA Under-18 Select Team announced

Friday, 07.16.2010 / 12:06 PM / Prospects

By Michael Stainkamp - NHL.com Staff Writer

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USA Under-18 Select Team announced
USA Hockey has announced the team that will participate next month in the 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Slovakia, Czech Republic.
USA Hockey has announced the Under-18 Select Team that will participate in the 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Slovakia and in the Czech Republic, scheduled to take place August 9-14.

The players have been selected out of a group that participated in the USA Hockey Boy's Select 17 Player Development Camp that was held in Rochester, NY from July 7-13.

The team is highlighted by Jay Williams, who led all goaltenders at the camp with a .964 save percentage and 1.20 goals-against average, as well as forward Carson Hohmann, who scored 3 goals and added 6 assists to finish tied for third at the camp with 9 points.

The tournament will feature eight countries separated into two groups. Group A, consisting of the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and the U.S., will play its preliminary games in Breclav, Czech Republic. Group B, Canada, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland, will play its prelims in Piestany, Slovakia.

The U.S. has had success in the past Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournaments, finishing in the top three nine times since the tournament began in 1991, including a first place finish in 2003.

The 21 players selected represent 13 states across the U.S. and will be coached by Tim Army, who is the head men's ice hockey coach at Providence College.

2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament • Team USA Schedule • August 9-14 • Breclav, Czech Republic & Piestany, Slovakia

DATE OPPONENT FINAL
LOCATION
Sat. Aug 7 (Exhibition) Slovakia W 3-0 Piestany, Slovakia
Mon. Aug 9 Czech Republic W 3-2 Breclav, Czech Republic
Tues. Aug 10 Russia L 6-5 SO Breclav, Czech Republic
Wed. Aug 11 Finland W 5-2 Breclav, Czech Republic
Fri. Aug 14 Sweden (Semifinal) W 5-4 OT Breclav, Czech Republic
Sat. Aug 15 TBD (Championship) TBD Breclav, Czech Republic

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