COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The U.S. Under-18 Select Team will be in Arlington, Va., at the Kettler Captials Iceplex for a series of practices next Sunday-Tuesday (July 28-30) in preparation for the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.
Each of the Team USA practices will be free and open to the public.
The 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament will be staged Aug. 5-10 in Breclav, Czech Republic, and Piestany, Slovakia, and features teams from Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.
The 22-player U.S. roster was picked following the USA Hockey Boys' Select 17 Player Development Camp that took place from June 28-July 3 at the Northtown Center at Amherst in Williamsville, N.Y.
A complete practice schedule is below:
U.S. Under-18 Select Team Practice Schedule
July 28-30 - Kettler Capitals Iceplex - Arlington, Va.
Date Practice Time (ET) Rink
Sun., July 28 8-9:10 p.m. Arlington Rink
Mon., July 29 9:30-11 a.m. Arlington Rink
Mon., July 29 7:50-8:50 p.m. Arlington Rink
Tues., July 30 9:10-10:30 a.m. Capitals Rink
NOTES: Keep up-to-date on the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament via Twitter by following @USAHockeyScores and using #IvanHlinka ... Team USA has finished in the top three of the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament 10 times since the tournament's inception in 1991, including a first-place finish in 2003. The U.S. has finished second seven times (1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2010) and third twice (1991, 1995) ... Team USA finished in seventh place last year ... The 22 players on the U.S. roster represent 10 different states. Minnesota leads the way with eight representitives, while Michigan has four and both Illinois and Colorado have two ... Bob Corkum (Salisbury, Mass./New York Islanders) will serve as head coach, while John Gruden (Virginia, Minn.), assistant coach with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, Matt Herr (Hackensack, N.J.), a regional manager of USA Hockey's American Development Model, and Derek Plante (Cloquet, Minn.), assistant coach at the University of Minnesota Duluth, will serve as assistant coaches.
Team USA 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Schedule
August 3-10 - Breclav, Czech Republic & Piestany, Slovakia
Date Opponent Location Time (ET)
Sat., Aug. 3 Czech Republic (Exib.) Breclav 12:30 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 5 Finland Piestany 8 a.m.
Tues., Aug. 6 Russia Piestany 8 a.m.
Wed., Aug. 7 Slovakia Piestany 11:30 a.m.
Fri., Aug. 9 Semifinals TBD TBD
Sat., Aug. 10 Championship/Third Place TBD TBD
Starting with the upcoming season, USA Hockey is launching a new online curriculum in our Officiating Education Program. In addition to the standard registration requirements, including application, open and closed book testing and attendance at a USA Hockey Officiating Seminar, every official must complete the online material prior to receiving their card and crest for 2014-15.
The online curriculum is designed to enhance educational experience with accurate and consistent officiating information. The online modules will be broken down into three categories. The first two requirements will include general and level-specific presentations. The third category will have elective courses from a variety of topics such as positioning, procedures, penalty criteria and the mental game. These electives will be level-specific and allow you to hone your officiating skills in areas you select.
The length of each presentation will vary depending on content and focus. The majority of the presentations will fall in the 5- to 10-minute range, followed by a short quiz reviewing the content. The entire online curriculum will take 3-5 hours to complete, depending on the level of the official. The in-person seminar each official will be required to attend will be abbreviated and designed to supplement the material presented in the online curriculum.
Instructions on accessing the online seminar will be sent to you upon receiving your USA Hockey application. The curriculum will be accessed through your USAHockey.com profile and can be completed at your leisure, meaning you can log out and log back in to pick up where you left off. Some presentations are designed to be viewed before attending the seminar as a means to improve the overall seminar experience. These will be highlighted for your consideration.
Officials will find this new system to be beneficial and it will make your overall USA Hockey experience a more valuable one. Let’s get the season off to a great start!
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