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
|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|