The tournament has a new name with the addition of Wayne Gretzky’s name to the tournament that is probably the best Under-18 gathering, at least when it comes to best-on-best. Despite The Great One’s name added, many are sure to still call it “The Hlinka” whether intentional or not.
For the first time since 1996, the tournament will be held in Canada and TSN will carry all the action over it’s network as well as streaming it live on TSN.ca. It is the first chance for players eligible for the 2019 National Hockey League Draft to get on the ice in their draft year and a chance to show off their talent going head-to-head against other draft eligible players in the heavily scouted tournament.
USA Hockey has released it’s roster for the tournament set to run from August 6, 2018 to August 11, 2018 in Edmonton and Red Deer Alberta. You can find the complete 18 game schedule here.
Two Ontario Hockey League players have been named to Team USA: The highly touted Arthur Kaliyev of the Hamilton Bulldogs and Nicholas Robertson of the Peterborough Petes.
Kaliyev appeared in all 68 games for the Bulldogs last season scoring 31 goals and adding 17 assists, good for third among OHL Rookies. He would add 3 goals and 8 assists in 21 games on Hamilton’s way to an OHL Championship and Memorial Cup appearance.
The diminutive Robertson appeared in 62 games for the Petes. He scored 15 goals and 18 assists, good for 8th among OHL rookies.
Here is the complete roster for Team USA:
Most Recent Team
|Sam Colangelo||F||6-1 (185)||185 (84)||12/26/01||R||Stoneham, Mass.||Lawrence Academy (USHS)|
|Dylan Davies||D||6-3 (191)||198 (90)||2/9/01||L||Traverse City, Mich.||Chicago Mission 16U (HPHL)|
|John Farinacci||F||6-0 (183)||180 (82)||2/14/01||R||Chatham, N.J.||Dexter School (USHS)|
|Michael Feenstra||D||6-3 (191)||191 (87)||4/3/01||L||Grand Haven, Mich.||Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)|
|Josh Groll||F||5-10 (178)||175 (79)||8/9/01||L||San Diego, Calif.||Anaheim Jr. Ducks 16U (T1EHL)|
|Aaron Huglen||F||5-11 (180)||163 (74)||3/6/01||R||Roseau, Minn.||Roseau High (USHS)|
|Jackson Jutting||F||5-10 (178)||180 (82)||2/27/01||L||Savage, Minn.||Prior Lake High (USHS)|
|Arthur Kaliyev||F||6-2 (188)||190 (86)||6/26/01||L||Delray Beach, Fla.||Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL)|
|Mike Koster||D||5-10 (178)||170 (77)||4/13/01||L||Chaska, Minn.||Tri-City Storm (USHL)|
|Michael Mancinelli||F||5-10 (178)||175 (79)||6/28/01||R||Northville, Mich.||Madison Capitols (USHL)|
|Robert Mastrosimone||F||5-10 (178)||170 (77)||1/24/01||L||East Islip, N.Y.||Chicago Steel (USHL)|
|Mitchell Miller||D||5-11 (180)||195 (88)||12/20/01||R||Sylvania, Ohio||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL)|
|Derek Mullahy||G||6-1 (185)||177 (80)||3/20/01||L||Scituate, Mass.||Dexter School (USHS)|
|Josh Nodler||F||6-0 (183)||197 (89)||4/27/01||R||Oak Park, Mich.||Fargo Force (USHL)|
|Tyler Paquette||F||6-3 (191)||200 (91)||3/18/01||R||Collegeville, Pa.||Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)|
|Luke Reid||D||6-0 (183)||182 (83)||9/26/01||R||Geneva, Ill.||Penticton Vees (BCHL)|
|Nicholas Robertson||F||5-9 (175)||161 (73)||9/11/01||L||Northville, Mich.||Peterborough Petes (OHL)|
|Grant Silianoff||F||5-11 (180)||170 (77)||1/4/01||L||Edina, Minn.||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL)|
|Luke Toporowski||F||5-10 (178)||175 (79)||4/12/01||L||Bettendorf, Iowa||Spokane Chiefs (WHL)|
|Cade Webber||D||6-5 (196)||195 (88)||1/5/01||L||Meadville, Pa.||The Rivers School (USHS)|
|Dustin Wolf||G||6-0 (183)||150 (68)||4/16/01||L||Tustin, Calif.||Everett Silvertips (WHL)|