Nations Tournament to be Held Dec. 16-20 in Púchov, Slovakia
USA Hockey announced the 22-player roster for its U.S. National Under-17 Team, which will compete at the 2015 Under-17 Four Nations Tournament to be held Dec. 16-20, in Púchov, Slovakia.
The roster includes 19 full-time members of the 2015-16 U.S. National Under-17 Team, part of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program based in Plymouth, Michigan. A complete Team USA roster can be found here.
Team USA will compete against teams from Russia, Slovakia and Switzerland in the round-robin tournament. The U.S. placed second in last year’s event held at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The U.S. National Under-17 Team has claimed the tournament title five of the last six seasons and eight times total dating back to 2001. Don Granato (Downers Grove, Ill.) will serve as head coach for the U.S. National Under-17 Team in the event. Joining Granato on the bench will be assistant coach Nick Fohr (Grand Forks, N.D.) and intern assistant coach Greg Moore (Lisbon, Maine).
Team USA Schedule – 2015 Four Nations Tournament
Dec. 16-20 | Puchov, Slovakia
|Weds., Dec. 16||Slovakia*||Zimny stadión Púchov||11:00 a.m.|
|Fri., Dec. 18||Russia||Zimny stadión Púchov||7:30 a.m.|
|Sat., Dec. 19||Slovakia||Zimny stadión Púchov||11:00 a.m.|
|Sun., Dec. 20||Switzerland||Zimny stadión Púchov||5:00 a.m.|