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USA Hockey announced the 20-man roster for the U.S. Under-17 Select Team that will compete that will compete Aug. 23-27 at the Five Nations Tournament in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
18 of the 20 players named to the roster have been either drafted or tendered by USHL teams, including 10 players already with college commitments. The roster includes 2017 USHL Phase I Draft first overall pick Grant Sillianoff (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders) as well as Chicago Steel tender Robert Mastrosimone.
The annual tournament, which features many of the world’s best hockey players under the age of 17, will include national teams from the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia and Switzerland, in addition to the United States.
Team USA won the Under-17 Five Nations Tournament last year in Frisco, Texas, posting a perfect 4-0 record. It marked the seventh championship in nine tries for the U.S., which also claimed top honors in 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008.
Below is the list of USHL players named to the 2017 United States Under-17 Select Team:
|First||Last||Position||USHL Team||College Commitment|
|Jake||Boltmann||D||Bloomington Thunder||University of Minnesota (Big Ten)|
|Ryan||Johnson||D||Sioux Falls Stampede|
|Mike||Koster||D||Tri-City Storm||University of Minnesota (Big Ten)|
|Mitch||Miller||D||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders||Miami University (NCHC)|
|Cade||Webber||D||Madison Capitols||Boston University (Hockey East)|
|Jeffrey||Bertrand||F||Sioux Falls Stampede|
|Robert||Christy||F||Des Moines Buccaneers|
|John||Farinacci||F||Muskegon Lumberjacks||Harvard University (ECAC)|
|Robert||Griffin||F||Sioux Falls Stampede||Northeastern University (Hockey East)|
|Jake||Hale||F||Dubuque Fighting Saints||University of Minnesota Duluth (NCHC)|
|Robert||Mastrosimone||F||Chicago Steel||Boston University (Hockey East)|
|Josh||Nodler||F||Fargo Force||Michigan State University (Big Ten)|
|Grant||Sillianoff||F||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders||University of Notre Dame (Big Ten)|
|Dylan||Wendt||F||Green Bay Gamblers|
|Ethan||Haider||G||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders|
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 16th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2017-18. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in five consecutive NHL Drafts, and more than 400 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.
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