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USHL Well Represented at USA Hockey Select 17 Camp

07/02/2018, 12:30pm CDT

Three full-time players from last season named to Hlinka-Gretzky Cup roster.

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USA Hockey concluded its Boys Select 17 Player Development Camp in preparation for the 2018 U.S. Under-18 Select Team that will compete Aug. 6-11 at the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup Tournament in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta.


33 players expected to play in the USHL next season were named to the All-Star Game, including 25 players currently committed to play college hockey. Additionally, USA Hockey announced the final roster of 21 players that includes a trio of full-time USHL players from last season: Michael Mancinelli (Madison Capitols), Robert Mastrosimone (Chicago Steel) and Tyler Paquette (Des Moines Buccaneers).


The Hlinka-Gretzky Cup is an annual best-on-best under-18 tournament held each August. The competition began in 1991 as the Phoenix Cup, and was renamed the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in 2007 before becoming the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup in 2018. All time, the U.S. Under-18 Men's Select Team has won the tournament once (2003), while earning second-place finishes in 2016, 2013, 2010, 2006, 2000, 1996, 1994 and 1993.


Below are the 33 USHL players named to the USA Hockey Boys Select 17 All-Star Game. For final roster of the 2018 U.S. Under-18 Select Team click HERE.

First Last Position USHL Team 2017-18 Team College Commitment
Nicklas Andrews D Des Moines Buccaneers Little Caesars Colorado College
Jake Boltmann D Central Illinois Flying Aces Edina High University of Minnesota
Brendan Brisson F Green Bay Gamblers Shattuck-St. Mary's Uncommitted
Robert Christy F Des Moines Buccaneers St. Thomas Academy Colorado College
Sam Colangelo F Chicago Steel Lawrence Academy Northeastern University
Dylan Davies D Youngstown Phantoms Chicago Mission Uncommitted
John Farinacci F Muskegon Lumberjacks Dexter School Harvard University
Michael Feenstra D Dubuque Fighting Saints Fox Motors Michigan State University
Josh Groll F Omaha Lancers Anaheim Jr. Ducks University of Michigan
Jake Hale F Chicago Steel Dubuque Fighting Saints Univerrsity of Minnesota Duluth
Aaron Huglen F Fargo Force Roseau High University of Minnesota
Jackson Jutting F Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Prior Lake High Colorado College
Mike Koster D Tri-City Storm Chaska High University of Minnesota
Jackson LaCombe D Chicago Steel Shattuck-St. Mary's Uncommitted
Michael Mancinelli F Madison Capitols Madison Capitols University of North Dakota
Robert Mastrosimone F Chicago Steel Chicago Steel Boston University
Cole McWard D Tri-City Storm St. Louis AAA Blues University of Michigan
Mitchell Miller D Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Honeybaked University of North Dakota
Derek Mullahy G Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Dexter School Harvard University
Josh Nodler F Fargo Force Honeybaked Michigan State University
Tyler Paquette F Des Moines Buccaneers Des Moines Buccaneers Penn State University
Luke Reid D Sioux City Musketeers Penticton Vees University of North Dakota
Mason Reiners D Waterloo Black Hawks Edina High Uncommitted
Dan Russell F Fargo Force Fox Motors Michigan State University
Grant Silianoff F Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Shattuck-St. Mary's University of Notre Dame
Sam Stange F Sioux City Musketeers Eau Claire North High Uncommitted
Logan Stein G Waterloo Black Hawks Oakland Jr. Grizzlies Ferris State University
Lukas Svejkovsky F Muskegon Lumberjacks Wenatchee Wild Uncommitted
Austen Swankler F Waterloo Black Hawks Oakland Jr. Grizzlies University of Michigan
Camden Thiesing F Green Bay Gamblers Chicago Mission Uncommitted
Nate Warner F Des Moines Buccaneers St. Cloud Cathedral St. Cloud State University
Cade Webber D Madison Capitols The Rivers School Boston University
Jacob Zacharewicz G Muskegon Lumberjacks P.A.L. Junior Islanders Uncommitted

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrated its 16th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2017-18. The USHL had a record 45 players selected at the 2018 NHL Draft, more than any junior league in the world, 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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