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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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