Photo by Rena Laverty
PLYMOUTH, Mich. - Twenty-three players including 13 forwards, eight defensemen and three goaltenders have been selected to join USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, it was announced today. The players, all from the 2007 birth year, will compete as the U.S. National Under-17 Team for the 2023-24 season.
"The depth of our potential player pool is as strong as it has ever been thanks in part to many, including the volunteers at the grassroots level all across our nation,” said Kevin Reiter, director of player personnel for the National Team Development Program. “We had a terrific selection camp and all the players involved have a bright future ahead. It was extremely difficult to get to the final roster and we congratulate the players who were selected."
The NTDP is a two-year residency program for high-performance players that is located at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. The Under-17 Team plays in the United States Hockey League, the only Tier I junior hockey league in the United States, as well as against select competition in the North American Hockey League and Minnesota Elite League. Each season, the U17 Team also competes in three international tournaments.
The 24 rostered players come from 13 different states; Minnesota (6), New York (3), Illinois (2), Michigan (2), North Dakota (2), Pennsylvania (2), Alaska (1), California (1), Colorado (1), Maine (1), Maryland (1), Massachusetts (1) and Wisconsin (1).
The complete roster is listed below.
ABOUT THE NTDP: USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program is completing its 26th season of competition and is based at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. The goal of the full-time development program is to prepare student-athletes under the age of 18 for participation on U.S. National Teams and success in their future hockey careers. Its efforts focus not only on high-caliber participation on the ice but creating well-rounded individuals off the ice.
|Goaltender||Harrison Boettiger||Dec. 11, 2007||L||Wheat Ridge, Colo.||Shattuck-St. Mary's 16U|
|Goaltender||Patrick Quinlan||April 19, 2007||L||Kennett Square, Pa.||Bishop Kearney Selects 15O|
|Goaltender||Joey Slavick||April 5, 2007||L||Westland, Mich.||Little Caesars 15O|
|Defenseman||Carter Amico||March 15, 2007||R||Westbrook, Maine||Mount St. Charles 15O|
|Defenseman||Asher Barnett||May 16, 2007||L||Glencoe, Ill.||Chicago Mission 15O|
|Defenseman||Donato Bracco||July 26, 2007||L||Freeport, N.Y.||Long Island Gulls 16U|
|Defenseman||Lincoln Kuehne||Nov. 28, 2007||R||West Fargo, N.D.||Northstar Christian Academy 16U|
|Defenseman||Garrett Lindberg||March 8, 2007||R||Moorhead, Minn.||Moorhead High School|
|Defenseman||Maceo Phillips||Feb. 25, 2007||L||Wayzata, Minn.||Benilde St. Margaret's High School|
|Defenseman||Drew Schock IV||Feb. 7, 2007||L||Green Bay, Wis.||Notre Dame Academy|
|Defenseman||Charlie Trethewey||Aug. 2, 2007||R||Woodbine, Md.||Little Caesars 15O|
|Forward||William Belle||Jan. 14, 2007||R||Excelsior, Minn.||Shattuck-St. Mary's 16U|
|Forward||Conrad Fondrk||June 1, 2007||L||White Bear Lake, Minn.||Mount St. Charles 15O|
|Forward||Richard Gallant||June 12, 2007||L||Concord, Mass.||St. Mark's School|
|Forward||Landon Hafele||Sept. 18, 2007||L||Fairbanks, Alaska||Dallas Stars Elite 16U|
|Forward||William Horcoff||Jan. 23, 2007||L||Bloomfield Hills, Mich.||Little Caesars 15O|
|Forward||Jacob Kvasnicka||Aug. 10, 2007||R||Plymouth, Minn.||Wayzata High School|
|Forward||Cole McKinney||March 16, 2007||R||Lake Forest, Ill.||Chicago Mission 15O|
|Forward||John Mooney||March 8, 2007||R||West Mifflin, Pa.||Pittsburgh Pens Elite 16U|
|Forward||William Moore||March 24, 2007||L||Ithaca, N.Y.||Toronto Marlboros U16|
|Forward||Jack Murtagh||Aug. 22, 2007||L||East Greenbush, N.Y.||Bishop Kearney Selects 15O|
|Forward||Andrew O'Neill||Feb. 7, 2007||R||Fargo, N.D.||Windy City Storm 15O|
|Forward||Cullen Potter||Jan. 10, 2007||L||Minneapolis, Minn.||Dallas Stars Elite 16U|
|Forward||Jake Stuart||Jan. 8, 2007||L||Manhattan Beach, Calif.||LA Jr. Kings 15O|