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2017 U.S. Men's National U18 Team Roster Announced

04/04/2017, 8:00am MDT
By USA Hockey

2017 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship To Be Held April 13-23

USA Hockey today announced the roster and coaching staff for the U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team that will compete at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Men's World Championship from April 13-23, in Poprad and Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia.

The United States is featured in Group B along with Belarus, the Czech Republic, Russia and Sweden and will play the round-robin portion of its schedule at ZS Spišská Nová Ves. Group A consists of Canada, Finland, Latvia, Slovakia and Switzerland.

The U.S. seeks its tenth gold medal in the event after capturing the bronze medal last year in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Team USA has earned 13 straight medals, including gold in six of the past eight tournaments. Overall, the U.S. boasts 14 medals at the IIHF U18 Men's World Championship, the most of any country.

The U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team will be led by John Wroblewski (Neenah, Wis.), serving as head coach at his first IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship. Wroblewski is currently in his first season as one of two head coaches at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Plymouth, Michigan.

Previously, Wroblewski earned a gold medal as an assistant coach for the U.S. National Under-18 Team when Team USA claimed first place at the 2010 IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship in Minsk, Belarus.

The U.S. coaching staff also includes assistant coaches Nick Fohr (Grand Forks, N.D.), Seth Appert (Cottage Grove, Minn.) and Greg Moore (Libson, Maine); and goaltending coach Kevin Reiter (Pittsburgh, Pa.).

NOTES: For complete tournament information, including how to purchase tickets, visit U18worlds2017.iihf.com. Team USA News, interviews, highlights and more can be found on the Team USA website ... Twenty-one players on the U.S. roster come from USA Hockey's NTDP. Forward Ryan Poehling (Lakeville, Minn.) is the only player who hails outside of the NTDP. He recently completed his first season of collegiate hockey at St. Cloud State University of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association ... Poehling (Jan. 3, 1999) is the oldest player on Team USA, while forward Oliver Wahlstrom (Quincy, Mass.), born June 13, 2000, is the youngest ... Twelve different states are represented on the roster. Michigan and Minnesota lead the way with four skaters, while New York has three. Florida and Illinois boast two players each while Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas have one player each ... The U.S. enters the tournament having captured a record 13 consecutive medals, including gold medals in six of the last eight years (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015) ... Team USA has won nine gold medals all-time, the most of any country in IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship history. The event began in 1999. Team USA earned its first gold medal in 2002 ... Follow @USAHockey on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament. Scores will be designated with the #U18Worlds tag ... For additional coverage, visit the USA Hockey Facebook page and Instagram account.

2017 U18MWC Roster

2017 U18 MWC Roster

## Name Position HT (CM) WT (KG) DOB S/C Hometown 2016-17 Team (League)
1 Dylan St. Cyr G 5-8 (173) 158 (77) 1999-05-23 Left Northville, Mich. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
3 Ryan Poehling F 6-2 (188) 185 (84) 1999-01-03 Left Lakeville, Minn. St. Cloud State University (NCAA)
4 Joel Farabee F 5-11 (180) 147 (67) 2000-02-25 Left Cicero, N.Y. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
5 Nate Knoepke D 6-3 (191) 201 (91) 1999-04-08 Left Farmington, Minn. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
6 Quinn Hughes D 5-9 (176) 167 (76) 1999-10-14 Left Orlando, Fla. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
7 Brady Tkachuk F 6-2 (188) 194 (88) 1999-09-16 Left St. Louis, Mo. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
8 Max Gildon D 6-3 (191) 188 (85) 1999-05-17 Left Plano, Texas U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
9 Logan Cockerill F 5-9 (176) 164 (74) 1999-03-03 Left Brighton, Mich. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
10 Scott Reedy F 6-1 (185) 202 (92) 1999-04-04 Right Prior Lake, Minn. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
11 Jacob Tortora F 5-7 (170) 162 (73) 1999-07-25 Right Victor, N.Y. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
12 Tommy Miller D 6-2 (188) 177 (80) 1999-03-06 Right West Bloomfield, Mich. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
13 Tyler Inamoto D 6-2 (188) 196 (89) 1999-05-06 Left Barrington, Ill. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
14 Josh Norris F 6-1 (185) 192 (87) 1999-05-05 Left Oxford, Mich. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
16 Grant Mismash F 6-0 (183) 184 (83) 1999-02-19 Left Edina, Minn. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
17 Evan Barratt F 5-11 (180) 187 (85) 1999-02-18 Left Bristol, Pa. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
19 Graham Slaggert F 5-11 (180) 184 (83) 1999-04-06 Left South Bend, Ind. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
21 Michael Pastujov F 6-0 (183) 192 (87) 1999-08-23 Left Bradenton, Fla. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
22 Phil Kemp D 6-3 (191) 201 (91) 1999-02-12 Right Greenwich, Conn. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
24 Sean Dhooghe F 5-3 (160) 138 (63) 1999-03-09 Right Aurora, Ill. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
25 Oliver Wahlstrom F 6-1 (185) 198 (90) 2000-06-13 Right Quincy, Mass. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
27 David Farrance D 5-11 (180) 187 (85) 1999-06-23 Left Victor, N.Y. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
30 Adam Scheel G 6-3 (191) 189 (86) 1999-05-01 Left Lakewood, Ohio U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)

Staff

Title Name
General Manager Scott Monaghan, Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.
Head Coach John Wroblewski, Neenah, Wis.
Assistant Coach Nick Fohr, Grand Forks, N.D.
Assistant Coach Seth Appert, Cottage Grove, Minn.
Assistant Coach Greg Moore, Libson, Maine
Goaltending Coach Kevin Reiter, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Team Physician Dr. Doug Weiss, Peterborough, N.H.
Athletic Trainer Jason Hodges, New Baltimore, Mich.
Equipment Manager Jake Visser, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Team Leader Bill Hall, Potsdam, N.Y.
Brendan Burke Intern Colin Mayberry, Cranford, N.J.
Communications Kris Nolt, Lancaster, Pa.

U18MWC Schedule

USA Schedule

DATE OPPONENT TIME (Local/ET)/RESULT LOCATION TV
April 7 Exhibition vs. Belarus W, 5-2 Hodonin, Czech Republic
April 10 Exhibition vs. Finland W, 5-2 ZS Spisska Nova Ves
April 13 Belarus W, 7-0 ZS Spisska Nova Ves NHL Network
April 15 Russia W, 5-4 ZS Spisska Nova Ves NHL Network
April 17 Czech Republic W, 5-2 ZS Spisska Nova Ves NHL Network
April 18 Sweden W, 5-1 ZS Spisska Nova Ves NHL Network
April 20 Switzerland
Quarterfinals
W, 4-2 ZS Spisska Nova Ves NHL Network
April 22 Sweden
Semifinals
W, 4-3 OT ZS Poprad NHL Network
April 23 Finland • Gold Medal Game 7:30 p.m. / 1:30 p.m. ZS Poprad NHL Network

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