USA Hockey Names Under-18 Championships Team

Bruce Bennett

It's basically the NTDP U18 team.

Today, USA Hockey announced the team that would represent the United States at this year's World U18 championships in Sochi, Russia.

This team is usually comprised of the US NTDP U18 team, with the occasional player from outside the program. This year, they didn't stray from outside the program at all. Connor Hurley, Vinni Lettieri, Adam Erne, Anthony DeAngelo, and Evan Cowley were all listed as possibilities on the preliminary roster, but with a relatively healthy group, USA Hockey didn't need to bring anyone new in, with the exception of defenseman Tommy Vannelli, who had played with the U18's since his season at Minnetonka HS ended.

The number of call-ups from the U17 team to play at the U18s was relatively scant this year as well. Only goalie Blake Weyrick(likely the back-up to Thatcher Demko), and forward Jack Eichel are repsenting the '96 age group at this tournament.

The United States has typically dominated this tournament in recent years, having won the last four gold medals. Canada is a bit hampered in this event, by the ongoing CHL playoffs, which limits their roster selection to players whose seasons' have already ended.

Here's the official roster:

2013 U.S. National Under-18 Team Roster

No. Name Ht (cm) Wt (kg) Birthdate S/C Hometown
29 Thatcher Demko 6-3 (191) 190 (76) 12/8/95 Left San Diego, Calif.
1 Hunter Miska 6-0 (183) 171 (78) 7/7/95 Left North Branch, Minn.
30 Blake Weyrick 6-2 (188) 200 (91) 2/5/96 Left Ojai, Calif.







27 Gage Ausmus 6-1 (185) 204 (93) 4/22/95 Left East Grand Forks, Minn.
4 Will Butcher 5-10 (178) 200 (91) 1/6/95 Left Sun Prairie, Wis.
2 Connor Clifton 5-11 (180) 171 (78) 4/28/95 Right Matawan, N.J.
21 Clint Lewis 6-2 (188) 206 (93) 1/12/95 Left Burnsville, Minn.
16 Steven Santini 6-1 (185) 208 (94) 3/7/95 Right Mahopac, N.Y.
6 Keaton Thompson 6-0 (183) 182 (83) 9/14/95 Left Devils Lake, N.D.
5 Tommy Vannelli 6-2 (188) 170 (77) 1/26/95 Right Minnetonka, Minn.







10 Evan Allen 5-10 (178) 195 (88) 2/3/95 Right Sterling Heights, Mich.
7 J.T. Compher 5-10 (178) 178 (81) 4/8/95 Right Northbrook, Ill.
8 Dawson Cook 6-1 (185) 197 (89) 6/15/95 Left Cadillac, Mich.
18 Jack Eichel 6-1 (185) 177 (80) 10/28/96 Right North Chelmsford, Mass.
28 Shane Eiserman 6-2 (188) 196 (89) 10/10/95 Left West Newbury, Mass.
22 Hudson Fasching 6-2 (188) 214 (97) 7/28/95 Right Burnsville, Minn.
15 John Hayden 6-3 (191) 221 (100) 2/14/95 Right Greenwich, Conn.
19 Tyler Kelleher 5-6 (165) 154 (70) 1/2/95 Right Longmeadow, Mass.
12 Kevin Labanc 5-10 (178) 172 (78) 12/12/95 Right Staten Island, N.Y.
9 Anthony Louis 5-6 (168) 142 (64) 2/10/95 Left Winfield, Ill.
13 Sean Malone 5-11 (180) 185 (84) 4/30/95 Left West Seneca, N.Y.
24 Michael McCarron 6-5 (196) 227 (103) 3/7/95 Right Macomb, Mich.
14 Tyler Motte 5-9 (175) 184 (83) 3/10/95 Left St. Clair, Mich.
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation College Hockey

You must be a member of SB Nation College Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation College Hockey. You should read them.

Join SB Nation College Hockey

You must be a member of SB Nation College Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation College Hockey. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker