The Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament takes place from August 8 to August 15 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Bratislava Slovakia and is is the precursor to the start of the season for players eligible for the 2017 National Hockey League Draft.
The 2016 Tournament will be the 26th edition. It began in 1991 and has had a variety of different names over the years, but after the passing of Czech hockey great Ivan Hlinka, the Tournament was named after him in 2007.
Canada has won gold for 8 consecutive years now and for the 20th time in the 25 year history of the Tournament.
The United States has named it’s roster for the 2016 edition and it includes three players from the Ontario Hockey League: Sasha Chmelevski of the Ottawa 67’s, Ivan Lodnia of the Erie Otters and Dylan Seitz of the Kitchener Rangers.
All Team USA players are eligible for the 2017 NHL draft with Clayton Phillips and Matt Miller making the cut by 6 and 11 days respectively.
Here is the Team USA Roster
|Ronald Brickey||D||USHL||Western Michigan|
|Tommy Miller||D||USHL||Michigan State|
|Evan Dougherty||F||USHL||Bowling Green|
|Matt Miller||F||T1EHL||Michigan State|
|Ryan Poehling||F||NCHC||St Cloud State|