USA Hockey announced today that the 2020-21 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team will be selected following a closed training camp November 4-7 in Madison, Wisconsin.
The training camp will consist of 22 players participating on an invitation-only basis. The 17-player roster will be selected at the conclusion of the training camp. The five players who are not selected will be offered a spot on the U.S. Men's Development Sled Hockey Team.
“While of course it's disappointing that we cannot come together for our usual open camp, this decision was made in the best interest of everyone involved,” said Dan Brennan, director of sled hockey for USA Hockey and general manager of the 2020-21 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. “We understand this is an incredibly difficult time for people and we want to ensure a safe environment for our athletes so they can all continue to train and compete this season.”
Following the conclusion of the National Team training camp, the 17-player rosters for the U.S. Men's National Development Sled Hockey Team and the U.S. Women's National Development Sled Hockey Team will be selected by the National Office Sled Hockey Committee no later than November 10, 2020.
Dates and location are all subject to change as the landscape regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic changes. For all of USA Hockey's latest updates regarding COVID-19, click here.