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US Sets its Roster for the u18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament



The Ivan Hlinka Memorial Ice Hockey Tournament will begin in August and the US has their Under 18 roster all set. The Tournament is named after the first great player to hail from the Czech Republic and will be an eight team tourney. The teams that will take part in this vaunted tournament will be Russia, the Czech Republic, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Slovakia and the United States.

The Tournament will take place between August 10-15 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia.

Derek Plante of Cloquet, Minnesota has been named the Head Coach of the team and his staff of Assistant Coaches is as follows: Clark Donatelli from Providence , Rhode Island; Bob Mancini from Seaford, New York and Phil Osaer from Livonia, Michigan.

The team will consist of 13 Forward, 7 Defensemen and 2 Goaltenders.


Benjamin Lowin 5-6, 145 6/22/98 Shoots R from Newport Coast, California: Colorado Thunderbirds

Timmy Gettinger 6’5, 215 4/14/98 Shoots L from North Olmsted, Ohio: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Christopher Berger 5-10, 170 4/14/98 Shoots L from Williamsville, NY: Buffalo Junior Sabres

Hugh McGing 5-9, 162 7/11/98 Shoots L from Chicago, Illinois: Cedar Rapids Roughriders

Garrett Wait 5-11, 170 6/13/98 Shoots L from Edina, Minnesota: Edina High School

John Leonard 5-11, 180 8/7/98 Shoots L from Amherst, Massachusetts: Springfield Rifles

William Knierim 6-3, 210 1/22/98 Shoots r from Skokie, Illinois: Dubuque Fighting Saints

Patrick Harper 5-8, 155 7/29/98 Shoots L from New Canaan, Connecticut: Avon Old Farms

Kaller Yamamoto 5-8, 145 9/29/98 Shoots R from Spokane, Washington: Spokane Chiefs

Casey Mittelstadt 5-11, 190 11/22/98 Shoots L from Eden Prairie, Minnesota: Eden Prairie High School

Riley Tufte 6-5, 210 4/10/98 Shoots L from Ham Lake, Minnesota: Blaine High School

Henry Crone 5-8, 160 2/19/98 Shoots L from Cedar Hill, Texas: Omaha Lancers

Drake Rymsha 6-0, 188 8/6/98 Shoots R from Huntington Woods, Michigan: London Knights


Ty Farmer 5-11, 175 1/6/98 Shoots R from O’Fallon, Montana: Youngstown Phantoms

Andrew Peeke 6-3, 205 3/17/98 Shoots R from Parkland, Florida: Selects Hockey Academy

Samuel Rossini 6-3, 195 6/19/98 Shoots L from Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota: Waterloo Black Hawks

Scott Perunovich 5-9, 148 8/18/98 Shoots L from Hibbing, Minnesota: Hibbing High School

Mitch Elliot 6-0, 190 2/6/98 Shoots R from Grosse Pointe, Michigan: Muskegon Lumberjacks

Benjamin Gleason 6-0, 167 3/25/98 Shoots L from Ortonville, Michigan: London Knights

Cameron Dineen 6-0, 175 6/19/98 Shoots L from Toms River, NJ: New Jersey Rockets


Stephen Dhillon 6-4, 190 9/14/98 Shoots L from Buffalo, NY: Niagra IceDogs

Dayton Rasmussen 6-2, 200 11/4/98 Shoots L from Eden Prairie, Minnesota: University of Denver

Good luck in the Tournament guys.

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