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2022 U.S. Under-18 Men’s Select Team Unveiled

By USA Hockey, 06/29/22, 12:00PM EDT


Team set to compete in 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today the 24-player roster for its 2022 U.S. Under-18 Men’s Select Team which will compete at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Red Deer, Alberta, July 31-August 6. The roster was announced following the USA Hockey BioSteel Boys Select 17 Player Development Camp hosted at Northtown Center and Daemen University in Amherst, N.Y.

The 2022 U.S. Under-18 Men’s Select Team features nine players who helped the U.S. Under-17 Men’s Select Team win the 2021 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament, held last summer in Visp, Switzerland. Fifteen of the team members are currently committed to play college hockey.

Anthony Noreen (Chicago, Ill./Tri-City Storm) will serve as head coach, joined by assistant coaches Matt Curley (Madrid, N.Y./Des Moines Buccaneers), Michael Leone (Dearborn Heights, Mich./Green Bay Gamblers), Tom Upton (Austin, Texas/University of Massachusetts) and goaltending coach Steve Thompson (Anchorage, Alaska/USA Hockey). General manager Marc Boxer (Hancock, Mich./USA Hockey) is joined by player personnel staff Lyrrad “Rod” Braceful (Detroit, Mich./Chicago Blackhawks) and Tony Gasparini (Lakeville, Minn./Sioux Falls Stampede). Parker Metz (Fargo, N.D.) will serve as team leader with team physician Dr. Chris Bookout (Gulf Breeze, Fla.), athletic trainer Kevin Krueger (Gulf Breeze, Fla.), and equipment managers Patrick Dooley (Berkley, Mich./University of Vermont) and Max Elberty (Dryden, N.Y./Colgate University).

NOTES: The U.S. will compete alongside Czechia, Finland and Germany in Group B at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup. Canada, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland will compete in Group A … Team USA has finished in the top three of the Hlinka tournament 13 times since the tournament began in 1991. The U.S. won the tournament in 2003, has finished second on nine occasions (1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2010, 2013, 2016) and third three times (1991, 1995, 2014).

2022 U.S. Under-18 Select Team Roster

2024 Hlinka Gretzky Cup

Hlinka Gretzky Cup History

U.S. Schedule & Results

Date Opponent/Round Result Location Live Stats Player Of The Game
Fri., July 29 Slovakia
W, 8-0 Peavey Mart Centrium
Red Deer, Canada
Game Stats Griffin Erdman
Sun., July 31 Germany
Preliminary Round
W, 8-1 Peavey Mart Centrium
Red Deer, Canada
Game Stats Will Whitelaw
Mon., August 1 Finland
Preliminary Round
L, 4-1 Peavey Mart Centrium
Red Deer, Canada
Game Stats Ryan Smith
Wed., August 3 Czechia
Preliminary Round
L, 3-1 Peavey Mart Centrium
Red Deer, Canada
Game Stats Carey Terrance
Fri., August 5 Slovakia
Fifth-Place Game
W, 4-2 Peavey Mart Centrium
Red Deer, Canada
Game Stats Hampton Slukynsky

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