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USA 2014 World Under-17 Challenge Roster Released

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – USA Hockey announced today the 22-player roster for its 2014 U.S. National Under-17 Team, which will compete at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Nov. 2-8, in Sarnia and Lambton Shores, Ontario.

The roster includes 20 full-time members of the 2014-15 U.S. National Under-17 Team, part of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A complete Team USA roster can be found below.

The U.S. won its fourth World Under-17 Hockey Challenge this past January after claiming the title previously in 2001, 2002 and 2010. Team USA has placed in the top three at the tournament eight consecutive times (2006, 2008-2014). No event was held in 2007.

Notes

The preliminary round and quarterfinals will be streamed live on FASTHockey.com and the official tournament website, which can be found here … The semifinals, third-place game and championship contest will be broadcast live on TSN … The U.S. will skate in a pre-tournament game Friday (Oct. 31) against Canada White at RBC Centre in Sarnia … The 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge includes two groups of four teams. Group A features Canada Black, Canada White, Finland and Russia, while Group B includes Canada Red, Slovakia, Sweden and the United States … Follow @USANTDP and @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for tournament updates and join the conversation on social media by using #WU172014Danton Cole (Pontiac, Mich.) will lead the U.S. National Under-17 Team for the third time in the event, having previously coached the U.S. to a second-place finish in 2011 and a third-place showing in 2013. Joining Cole on the bench will be assistant coach John Gruden (Virginia, Minn.), goaltending coach Kevin Reiter (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and intern assistant coach Tyler Walsh (Lansing, Mich.).

Schedule

Date Opponent Time (ET)
Fri., Oct. 31 Canada White* 7 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 2 Sweden 3 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 3 Slovakia 3 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 4 Canada Red 7 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 6 Quarterfinals TBA
Fri., Nov. 7 Semifinals TBA
Sat. Nov. 8 Third-Place Game 3:30 p.m.
Championship Game 7:30 p.m.

Team USA Roster


GOALTENDERS (2)

No. Name Hometown 2014-15 Team
32 Jake Oettinger Lakeville, Minn. U.S. National Under-17 Team (USHL)
35 Joseph Woll Dardenne Prairie, Mo. U.S. National Under-17 Team (USHL)

DEFENSEMEN (8)

No. Name Hometown 2014-15 Team
50 Michael Campoli Ann Arbor, Mich. U.S. National Under-17 Team (USHL)
51 Adam Fox Jericho, N.Y. U.S. National Under-17 Team (USHL)
43 James Greenway Potsdam, N.Y. U.S. National Under-17 Team (USHL)
53 Matthew Hellickson Rogers, Minn. U.S. National Under-17 Team (USHL)
44 Chad Krys Ridgefield, Conn. U.S. National Under-17 Team (USHL)
47 Ryan Lindgren Minneapolis, Minn. U.S. National Under-17 Team (USHL)
52 Griffin Luce Williamsville, N.Y. U.S. National Under-17 Team (USHL)
46 Luke Martin St. Louis, Mo. U.S. National Under-17 Team (USHL)

FORWARDS (12)

No. Name Hometown 2014-15 Team
39 Joey Anderson Roseville, Minn. U.S. National Under-17 Team (USHL)
34 Trent Frederic St. Louis, Mo. U.S. National Under-17 Team (USHL)
45 Keeghan Howdeshell Brighton, Mich. U.S. National Under-17 Team (USHL)
49 Max Jones Rochester, Mich. U.S. National Under-17 Team (USHL)
37 Clayton Keller Swansea, Ill. U.S. National Under-17 Team (USHL)
42 Patrick Khodorenko Walnut Creek, Calif. U.S. National Under-17 Team (USHL)
41 William Lockwood Bloomfield Hills, Mich. U.S. National Under-17 Team (USHL)
36 Nick Pastujov Bradenton, Fla. U.S. National Under-17 Team (USHL)
38 James Sanchez Northbrook, Ill. U.S. National Under-17 Team (USHL)
48 Keenan Suthers Macomb, Mich. U.S. National Under-17 Team (USHL)
57 Riley Tufte Ham Lake, Minn. Blaine (Minn.) High School (MN-HS)
55 Kailer Yamamoto Spokane, Wash. Spokane Chiefs (WHL)

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