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Rosters Announced for U17 and U18 Five Nations Tournaments

01/31/2014, 11:00am EST
By USA Hockey

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The U.S. National Under-17 and Under-18 Teams -- part of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program -- will join teams from the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and Sweden in their respective Five Nations Tournaments next week. The U17 Five Nations Tournament will take place in Sundsvall, Sweden, while the U18 Five Nations event will be held in Dmitrov, Russia.

Schedules for both tournaments can be found along the side of this feature. Full rosters can be found below.

Don Granato, head coach of the Under-17 Team, will lead the U.S. in this tournament for the first time. Granato's previous U17 squad skated in the 2012 Vlad Dzurilla Under-18 Tournament and claimed first place. Team USA did not start sending a team to the Under-17 Five Nations Tournament until last year. Nick Fohr and Josh Brown will serve behind the bench as assistant coaches.

Danton Cole, head coach of the Under-18 Team, leads his second group into the Five Nations Tournament. Cole's previous squad claimed third place at the 2012 Under-18 Five Nations Tournament. John Gruden and Kyle Lawson will assist Cole behind the bench. Kevin Reiter will travel with the U18s as goaltending coach.

News and Notes

  • The U.S. National Under-17 Team is competing in the Five Nations Tournament for the second time. Last year, Team USA finished third with a record of 2-0-1-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L).
  • The U.S. National Under-18 Team is seeking its first title at the Five Nations Tournament since 2011. Team USA has claimed first place six times (1999, 2005, 2007-09, 2011).
  • Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the Five Nations Tournaments. Scores will be designated with the #5NationsU17 and #5nationsU18 tags.
  • For additional coverage, visit the NTDP Facebook page and follow @USANTDP on Twitter.
  • Both rosters feature players exclusively from USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. For a more detailed U17 roster, click here. For a more detailed U18 roster, click here.
  • The U.S. National Under-17 and Under-18 Teams train with The Hockey IntelliGym, a revolutionary new software program that trains hockey sense. To learn more, visit USAHockeyIntelliGym.com.

U.S. National Under-18 Team Roster

No. Name Pos Ht Wt
29 Edwin Minney G 6-4 189
1 Blake Weyrick G 6-2 201
24 Louie Belpedio D 5-10 193
28 Nathan Billitier D 5-10 181
4 Ryan Bliss D 6-1 198
6 Ryan Collins D 6-4 204
2 Jack Dougherty D 6-0 185
5 Brandon Fortunato D 5-9 144
8 Jack Glover D 6-3 192
16 Johnathan MacLeod D 6-1 198
7 Anders Bjork F 5-11 182
11 Jack Eichel F 6-1 191
22 Jared Fiegl F 6-1 208
9 Shane Gersich F 5-10 176
21 Ryan Hitchcock F 5-9 171
19 Dylan Larkin F 6-0 192
27 Sonny Milano F 5-11 185
14 Dylan Pavelek F 5-11 191
18 Nolan Stevens F 6-2 183
17 Alex Tuch F 6-3 215
13 Ryan Wagner F 5-8 173
10 Joe Wegwerth F 6-3 230

Team Staff

Senior Director, Operations - Scott Monaghan, Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.
Head Coach - Danton Cole, Pontiac, Mich.
Assistant Coach - John Gruden, Virginia, Minn.
Assistant Coach - Kyle Lawson, New Hudson, Mich.
Goaltending Coach - Kevin Reiter, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Equipment Manager - Brock Bradley, West Stockholm, N.Y.
Team Physician - Dr. Kevin Murray, Los Gatos, Calif.
Athletic Trainer - Andrew Baker, Menomonie, Wis.

U.S. National Under-17 Team Roster

No. Name Pos Ht Wt
31 Michael Lackey G 6-2 205
33 Luke Opilka G 6-0 187
45 Nicholas Boka D 6-1 196
51 Christian Evers D 6-2 201
58 Casey Fitzgerald D 5-10 171
55 Noah Hanifin D 6-2 201
56 Caleb Jones D 5-11 184
42 Joseph Masonius D 5-11 177
41 Charles McAvoy D 5-11 189
39 Zach Werenski D 6-1 201
37 Jeremy Bracco F 5-9 154
60 Christian Fischer F 6-0 201
50 Michael Floodstrand F 5-8 160
38 Jordan Greenway F 6-4 212
44 Luke Kirwan F 6-1 232
46 Luke Kunin F 5-10 183
34 Auston Matthews F 6-0 199
48 Jack Roslovic F 6-0 173
47 Matthew Tkachuk F 5-11 184
40 Brendan Warren F 6-0 181
36 Colin White F 6-0 179
57 Dennis Yan F 6-0 185

Head Coach - Don Granato, Downers Grove, Ill.
Assistant Coach - Nick Fohr, Grand Forks, N.D.
Assistant Coach - Josh Brown, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Equipment Manager - Jake Visser, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Team Physician - Dr. Andy Hunt, Lake Bluff, Ill.
Athletic Trainer - Jason Hodges, New Baltimore, Mich.
Team Leader - Bill Hall, Potsdam, N.Y.

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