COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey today announced the 20-man roster for the U.S. Under-17 Select Team that will compete in the 2014 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament Aug. 13-17 in Crimmitschau, Germany.
All 20 players participated in the USA Hockey Boys’ Select 16 Player Development Camp, which took place from July 7-13 at the Northtown Center at Amherst in Williamsville, New York.
The roster features 12 forwards, including Garrett Wait (Edina, Minn.), who led the Boys' Select 16 Player Development Camp with 16 points (7 goals, 9 assists) in six games. The six-man defensive unit for Team USA includes Derek Daschke (Troy, Mich.) and Luke McInnis (Hignham, Mass.) who each recorded seven points in six and five games, respectively, during the Select 16 Player Development Camp. Sharing goaltending duties will be Ryan Edquist (Lakeville, Minn.) and Dayton Rasmussen (Eden Prairie, Minn.).
For complete Under-17 Five Nations Tournament coverage, including Team USA schedule and news, click here.
NOTES: The 2014 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament will include teams from the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United States … Cary Eades (Sioux Falls, S.D.) will serve as head coach, while Clark Donatelli (Wheeling, W. Va.) and Bob Mancini (Saginaw, Mich.) will serve as assistant coaches for the 2014 U.S. Under-17 Select Team … The 20 players on the U.S. roster represent nine different states. Minnesota leads the way with nine players, while Michigan has three and Texas has two … The annual USA Hockey Select 16 Player Development Camp provides top young players with elite instruction, as well as the opportunity to compete at the national level against other players in their age group.
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!