Eight players born in 2005 from New York and New Jersey will represent their country at the 2022 Hlinka-Gretzky Cup, it was announced Wednesday. The local contingent made up one-third of the 24 players who made the U.S. Under-18 Men’s Select Team that will travel to Red Deer, Alberta, July 31-August 6.
The eight prospects were selected based on their performance at the USA Hockey Select 17 Player Development Camp, the two-day Hlinka-Gretzky Cup Camp that followed and their overall body of work.
Five forwards and three defensemen made up the eight locals selected to USA Hockey’s squad for the international competition.
The full list is below.