By @MichaelCaples –
Following the conclusion of the Boys Select 17 Player Development Camp, USA Hockey has announced its 2019 U.S. Under-18 Men’s Select Team.
The U18 Men’s Select Team will represent the Red, White and Blue at the upcoming Hlinka Gretzky Cup, which takes place Aug. 5-11 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Pietstany, Slovakia.
They will be led by a familiar face – Western Michigan alum and former Red Wings coach Pat Ferschweiler is the head coach of the team.
Michigan names selected for Team USA include:
- Carson Bantle – Michigan Tech commit
- Ryan Beck – Linden native
- Mark Estapa – St. Clair native, Western Michigan commit
- Alex Gaffney – Muskegon Lumberjacks
- Avery Hayes – Westland native
- Tanner Kelly – Clarkston native, Muskegon Lumberjacks draftee, Michigan State commit
- Ryan Kirwan – Little Caesars alum
- Mackie Samoskevich – Michigan commit
- Ben Schoen – Little Caesars alum
- Jack Williams – Muskegon Lumberjacks