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USA Hockey concluded its Boys Select 17 Player Development Camp in preparation for the 2016 U.S. Under-18 Select Team that will compete at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Brclav, Czech Repbublic, and Bratislava, Slovakia Aug. 8-13.
34 players expected to play in the USHL next season were named to the All-Star Game, including 27 players currently committed to play college hockey. USA Hockey announced the final roster of 21 players that included six full-time USHL players from last season: Mikey Anderson (Waterloo Black Hawks), Wyatt Bongiovanni (Des Moines Buccaneers), Tyler Inamoto (Team USA), Joey Keane (Dubuque Fighting Saints), Graham Lillibridge (Chicago Steel) and Brannon McManus (Omaha Lancers).
The Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup is an annual event held each August for national under-18 teams from around the world. Named for one of the first Czech hockey stars, the tournament began in 1991 as a three-team showcase. Between 1997 and 2002, the format shifted to the current eight-team tournament. It was then named after Hlinka in 2007, three years after his passing.
Below are the 34 players named to the USA Hockey Boys Select 17 All-Star Game. For final roster of the 2016 U.S. Under-18 Select Team click HERE.
|First||Last||Position||USHL Team||Previous Team||College Commitment|
|Steven||Agriogianis||F||Chicago Steel||North Jersey Avalanche||Penn State University|
|Mikey||Anderson||D||Waterloo Black Hawks||Waterloo Black Hawks||University of Minnesota Duluth|
|Grant||Anderson||D||Green Bay Gamblers||Wayzata High||University of Nebraska-Omaha|
|Ron||Attard||D||Tri-City Storm||Victory Honda|
|Wyatt||Bongiovanni||F||Des Moines Buccaneers||Des Moines Buccaneers|
|Ronald||Brickey||D||Muskegon Lumberjacks||Little Caesears U18||Western Michigan University|
|Ben||Copeland||F||Waterloo Black Hawks||Edina High|
|Marc||Delgaizo||F||Muskegon Lumberjacks||New Jersey Rockets|
|Ethan||Destenfani||F||Waterloo Black Hawks||The Gunnery Prep||Merrimack College|
|Evan||Dougherty||F||Fargo Force||Fox Motors U16||Bowling Green State University|
|Charlie||Dovorany||F||Fargo Force||Shattuck St. Mary's||University of Minnesota Duluth|
|Josh||Ess||D||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders||Lakeville South High|
|Mitch||Gibson||G||Sioux Falls Stampede||Philadelphia Jr. Flyers U18|
|Corson||Green||D||Chicago Steel||Northern Cyclones 18U||University of New Hampshire|
|Tyler||Inamoto||D||Team USA||Team USA||University of Wisconsin|
|Joey||Keane||D||Dubuque Fighting Saints||Dubuque Fighting Saints||Miami University|
|Graham||Lillibridge||D||Chicago Steel||Muskegon Lumberjacks||Yale University|
|Brannon||McManus||F||Omaha Lancers||Omaha Lancers||University of Minnesota|
|Mick||Messner||F||Madison Capitols||Madison Capitols||University of Wisconsin|
|Tommy||Miller||D||Team USA||Fargo Force||Michigan State University|
|Matt||Miller||F||Dubuque Fighting Saints||Victory Honda U18||Michigan State University|
|Ben||Mirageas||D||Bloomington Thunder||Avon Old Farms||Providence College|
|Nolan||Moyle||F||Green Bay Gamblers||Victory Honda U16||Michigan State University|
|Keith||Petruzzelli||G||Muskegon Lumberjacks||Selects Hockey Academy 18U||Quinnipiac University|
|Clayton||Phillips||D||Fargo Force||Edina High||University of Minnesota|
|Ryan||Poehling||F||(NCAA 2016-17)||Lincoln Stars||St. Cloud State University|
|Cayden||Primeau||G||Lincoln Stars||Philadelphia Revolution||Northeastern University|
|Jack||Rathbone||D||Youngstown Phantoms||Dexter School||Harvard University|
|Kamil||Sadlocha||F||Madison Capitols||Chicago Mission U16||Ohio State University|
|Dylan||Samberg||F||Waterloo Black Hawks||Hermantown High||University of Minnesota Duluth|
|Joey||Strada||F||Waterloo Black Hawks||Skipjacks Hockey Club 16U|
|Tyce||Thompson||F||Dubuque Fighting Saints||Salisbury School||Providence College|
|Sammy||Walker||F||Lincoln Stars||Edina High||University of Minnesota|
|Reilly||Walsh||D||Chicago Steel||Proctor Academy||Harvard University|
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 14th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2015-16. A record 37 players were chosen in the 2015 NHL Draft and more than 375 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.