USA Hockey finalized its women’s U-18 roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championships over the weekend in preparation for the eight-team tournament coming up in January. Among the 23-person roster were 14 Selects alumni that will travel to Japan to compete for Team USA.

Eight alumni were named among the top twelve forwards including Sydney Bard, Hannah Bilka, Katy Knoll, Abbey Murphy, Casey O’Brien, Clara Van Wieren, Makenna Webster and Kiara Zanon. Six of the eight defensemen to make the squad also had ties to the Selects program including Lauren Bernard, Hadley Hartmetz, Caroline Harvey, Kate Monihan, Maggie Nicholson and Haley Winn.

Four of those mentioned (Bernard, Harvey, Winn and Zanon) are playing the 2018-19 winter season with the Selects Academy at Bishop Kearney and all 14 have already made Division-I commitments to play college hockey in their futures.

The U-18 IIHF World Championships get underway January 6th in Obihiro, Japan, where Team USA will battle teams from Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Japan, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland. The U.S. has played in the championship game in each of the past 11 years, and will look to win a fifth consecutive gold medal.

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Team USA defeated Russia 2-0 in the 2018 World Junior-A Challenge in Bonnyville, Alberta, on Sunday afternoon. With the help of seven Selects alumni, the U.S. Junior Select Team won its fifth WJAC championship in the last seven years, marking an era of dominance for the program in the tournament.  

Former Selects Academy forwards Parker Ford and Shane Pinto along with defenseman Zac Jones contributed heavily during the U.S. run to a championship, combining for 10 points over the span of the six-game tournament. Ford assisted on the eventual game-winning goal in the championship, a power-play strike by Bobby Brink in the first period.

A pair of former ‘01 West Coast Selects Mitchell Miller and Josh Nodler also played pivotal roles, as Nodler scored the first goal in USA’s 3-2 overtime win in the semifinal against Canada West.

Tied for fourth on the team in scoring, Robert Mastrosimone (‘01 East Coast Selects-O) and Ryan O’Reilly (‘00 East Coast Selects-O) compiled two goals and two assists each, contributing to Team USA’s balanced offensive attack up front.

The 2018 World Junior-A Challenge featured five teams including the U.S., Canada East, Canada West, Czech Republic and Russia, comprised of players from Junior-A leagues across North America.

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With more than 250 Selects alums across Division-I men’s and women’s hockey, we highlight some of the standout performances from last week and other recent news with a closer look at the college landscape.

Declan Ride, ’03 WCS – Green

Former ‘00 East Coast Selects-Q and Selects Academy defenseman Nolan Barrett announced his commitment to join Merrimack College for the 2019-20 season. Fellow defenseman Declan Ride also made his commitment to join Miami (OH) six months after he competed for ’03 West Coast Selects-Green in the 2018 World Selects Invitational in Philadelphia.

A handful of girls’ alumni announced college commitments over the past few days. Three players eyeing schools in the ECAC, as Maddi Achtyl (Yale), Lara Beecher (Vermont) and Tristana Tatur (Quinnipiac) made verbal commitments to play Division-I hockey. Current Selects Academy at Bishop Kearney forward Kendall Butze will be heading to Penn State while Katherine Khramtsov committed to Princeton.

Former South Kent Selects Academy forward Joe Snively was named ECAC Player of the Week. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound Yale senior recorded three points this weekend, all coming in Saturday’s 3-0 win over No. 11-ranked Union. He scored two goals, including a short-handed opportunity in the third period that sealed the game for the Bulldogs.

The Buffalo Sabres’ 2018 second-round draft pick Mattias Samuelsson earned NCHC Rookie of the Week, as the Western Michigan Bronco recorded two primary assists and a plus-3 rating over the weekend. Western defeated Minnesota-Duluth 3-2 and tied them 1-1 in back-to-back games and Samuelsson now has three goals and eight points in 16 games.

Selects coach Jessie Eldridge came up big in No. 10 Colgate’s sweep of Syracuse last weekend, posting three goals and six points. She was named WCHA Forward of the Week after finding the back of the net twice in the Raiders 5-2 win on Thursday and recording a new career-high four points (1G, 3A) in Saturday’s 4-2 win over the Orange.

Fellow Selects coach Annie Pankowski was named WCHA Forward of the Week, after she tallied three goals over the weekend for Wisconsin. The senior forward has 14 goals this season and it tied for the most in the country.

Team Canada released its U-18 rosters for the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championships. Among them were six former Selects players including Teagan Grant, Danielle Serdachny, Shailynn Snow and Maddie Wheeler. A pair of alumni — Alexie Guay and Maggie MacEachern — return to the Canadian U-18 roster for a second consecutive year as well. The tournament is slated to begin Jan. 5th in Japan.

Just a small sample of our constantly expanding list of prominent alums, you can check out our BOYS and GIRLS alumni sections for more! Or CLICK HERE for more information to see how you can join the Selects family.

The Selects program has had a long track record of success advancing players into the highest leagues in the world. From the NHL to Major Junior, Selects alumni are among the leaders in various leagues across North America. This week, we take a look across the hockey landscape to take a closer look at some of those standout performances.

Former ‘96 Sweden Selects forward William Nylander ended his highly-publicized holdout from the Toronto Maple Leafs and returned to the lineup last week. The 22-year-old signed a six-year contract extension worth $6.9 million per year on December 1st — five minutes before the 5 p.m. deadline — and has appeared in two games after missing the team’s first 28 of the 2018-19 season.

 

Tye Felhaber was among the OHL’s Three Stars of the Weekend after he tallied two goals and an assist on Sunday. The former ‘98 East Coast Selects-Q forward has scored in six consecutive games for the Ottawa 67’s and is tied for third in the league in scoring.

 

Former ‘99 West Coast Selects goaltender Kyle Keyser came up with this spectacular save against the Mississauga Steelheads over the weekend. Now with the Oshawa Generals, the 6-foot-2 netminder has the highest save-percentage in the OHL at 0.931 and a 2.34 goals-against average.

 

Jamieson Rees scored a big game-tying goal for Sarnia on Saturday night against Kingston. That goal sparked the infamous Teddy Bear Toss fundraiser in which the Sarnia Sting collected 3,910 stuffed animals to benefit the Salvation Army. The former ‘01 East Coast Selects-O forward missed two months of the season due to injury, but now has seven points in nine games.

The USHL announced rosters for the 2019 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, with four former Selects alumni among the group of two teams. Matias Maccelli (‘oo Finland Selects) and Zac Jones (’00 East Coast Selects-O) will skate for Team East while a pair of former Selects Academy players Ethan Phillips and Shane Pinto will play for Team West.

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With more than 250 Selects alums across Division-I men’s and women’s hockey, we highlight some of the standout performances from last week and other recent news with a closer look at the college landscape.

Conferences across the country handed out their Player of the Month awards, with Selects alumni well-represented after a fiery November. USA Hockey also announced its camp rosters for men’s and women’s teams for the upcoming international tournaments, with many vying for a spot in the coming weeks.

Hockey East named Maureen Murphy Player of the Month after she recorded a point in every game during November for Providence College. The sophomore forward scored five, yes five, game-winning goals last month and scored 14 points in total during that stretch.

Senior at Quinnipiac and former ‘96 ECS-Q forward Chase Priskie was named ECAC player of the week, leading the team and the conference with three goals scored in a sweep of No. 19 Princeton in the home-and-home series. He scored the eventual game-winning goals in both games, and also led the defensive charge on Friday night, spearheading a defensive unit that held the Tigers scoreless for the first time this season.

Priskie’s hot start to the 2018-19 season has him garnering national attention as a candidate for the Hobey Baker Award, as the Washington Capitals draft pick has 11 goals and 19 points in 15 games from the blue line.

Jaycee Gebhard earned CHA Player of the Month after she racked up 16 points in November, compiling a 12-game point streak along the way. The junior center tied a Robert Morris University program record with that streak and led the Atlantic Hockey Conference in scoring for a second consecutive month.

The NCAA released its three Players of the Week in women’s hockey, honoring two Selects alumni Grace Zumwinkle and Lindsay Reed. Minnesota forward Zumwinkle totaled six points in two games for the No. 2-ranked Gophers while Harvard netminder Reed posted consecutive shutouts in ECAC action.

USA Hockey released its women’s winter training camp participants, listing nine former Selects players as contenders for the final roster. A week later, it released the 2019 National Junior Team preliminary roster with another nine Selects alumni among the 29 vying for a spot on the IIHF World Junior Championships team.

Just a small sample of our constantly expanding list of prominent alums, you can check out our BOYS and GIRLS alumni sections for more! Or CLICK HERE for more information to see how you can join the Selects family.

USA Hockey released its 2019 U.S. National Junior Team Preliminary Roster, listing nine former Selects players among the 29 invited to camp scheduled to begin later this month.

Current NCAA athletes and former ‘00 East Coast Selects-O teammates Mattias Samuelsson (Western Michigan University) and Joel Farabee (Boston University) were invited along with former ‘99 West Coast Selects teammates Logan Cockerill (Boston University) and Josh Norris (University of Michigan). Boston College freshman and former ‘00 East Coast Selects-Q forward Oliver Wahlstrom was also among current college players named to the preliminary roster.

Additional ‘99 WCS alumi and current CHL players Joey Keane (Barrie Colts), Kyle Keyser (Oshawa Generals) and Sasha Chmelevski (Ottawa 67’s) will also make their case for a WJC roster spot along with the youngest player invited to camp, former ‘01 East Coast Selects-Q goaltender Spencer Knight (USNTDP U-18).

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Last week, USA Hockey announced the 44 players that will participate in the 2018 USA Hockey Women’s Winter Training Camp, which will take place Dec. 17-21 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.

The annual training camp serves as an opportunity to help the top players prepare for upcoming international events, including the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship.

Highlighting the roster for the Women’s Winter Training Camp are 22 members of the championship-winning 2018 Four Nations Cup roster, as well as 22 Olympians.

Among them are former Selects players and current NCAA defensemen Cayla Barnes (Boston College), Jincy Dunne (Ohio State University) and Maddie Rolfes (University of Wisconsin). Up front, Claire DeGeorge (Bemidji State University), Maureen Murphy (Providence College), Melissa Samoskevish (Quinnipiac University), Sophia Shaver (University of Wisconsin) and Grace Zumwinkle (University of Minnesota) are among the 24 forwards attending camp. Lindsay Reed (Harvard University) is the lone Selects alum among the six goaltenders vying for a roster spot.

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The Selects program has had a long track record of success advancing players into the highest leagues in the world. From the NHL to Major Junior, Selects alumni are among the leaders in various leagues across North America. This week, we take a look across the hockey landscape to take a closer look at some of those standout performances.

All-Star Fan Voting for the NHL opened up on Saturday, among the candidates on the ballot were 14 former Selects players off to a hot start to the 2018-19 season. Certain to be fan favorites are Connor McDavid, Gabriel Landeskog and Mitch Marner with other young stars like Sebastian Aho and Rasmus Dahlin sure to draw attention after the starts they’ve had this season.

Not one, but two alumni were named to the OHL’s Three Stars of the Weekend. Tye Felhaber recorded a natural hat trick in the Ottawa 67’s win on Sunday. The former ‘98 East Coast Selects-Q forward leads the league in scoring with 29 goals in 29 games. Kirill Maksimov, a ‘99 West Coast Selects alum, also earned league honors over the weekend after scoring two goals in Niagara’s 5-1 win and has now picked up points in five of the last six games.

Alex-Olivier Voyer had a big month in the QMJHL and is on pace for a career year. The former ‘99 East Coast Selects-Q forward compiled a 10-game point streak, tallying a multi-point game in seven of those outings as well as his first career hat trick on November 4th. The 6-foot-2, Sherbrooke, Quebec, native is just two points shy of tying his career high of 32 points achieved in 55 games last season.

 

Cody Glass was named the WHL Player of the Week in addition to being named to Hockey Canada’s 34-man Selection Camp for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships. The ‘99 Western Canada Selects alum extended his point streak to 14 games, scoring two goals and eight points in two games over the weekend. His five-point game against Kootenay was the fourth of his career.

Former Selects Academy goaltender Reilly Herbst earned Goalie of the Week honors in the USHL after stopping 20-of-21 shots in the Chicago Steel’s 5-1 win over Central Illinois. Chicago has won seven consecutive games; the longest active winning streak in USHL. The 00-birth year netminder has a 2-2-0 record in five appearances this season.

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Hockey Canada released its list of 34 players invited to the National Junior Team Selection Camp slated to begin Dec. 11th in Victoria, British Columbia. Among them were four Selects alumni who will compete for a chance to represent Canada at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships.

Former ‘99 Western Canada Selects forward and 2017 first round draft pick of the Vegas Golden Knights, Cody Glass earned an invite to camp. The 6-foot-2 center for the Portland Winterhawks currently has 11 goals and 40 points in 24 games in the Western Hockey League (WHL).

A pair of Ontario Hockey League (OHL) forwards and Selects alums Ryan Suzuki (‘01 West Coast Selects) and Owen Tippett (‘99 East Coast Selects-O) will head to camp, with both having represented Canada at the U-17 World Hockey Championships. Tippett is a 2017 first round draft pick of the Florida Panthers and Suzuki is NHL Draft eligible for 2019 in Vancouver.

Also draft eligible in the summer is ‘00 East Coast Selects-Q forward Raphaël Lavoie. The 6-foot-4 Montreal native has 14 goals and 29 points in 26 games for the Halifax Mooseheads in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).

Our Selects hockey family expands with each passing season, as more and more alumni go on to enjoy successful careers both on and off the ice. Just a small sample of our constantly expanding list of alums, you can check out our BOYS and GIRLS alumni sections for more! Or CLICK HERE for more information to see how you can join the Selects family.

With more than 250 Selects alums across Division-I men’s and women’s hockey, we highlight some of the standout performances from last week and other recent news with a closer look at the college landscape.

Kristen Campbell was named Goalie of the Week in the WCHA for the fifth time in her career. The redshirt junior made 27 saves in two games over the weekend, posting back-to-back shutouts against Bemidji State.

Maureen Murphy earned Player of the Week honors in Hockey East, scoring three goals and six points including not one but two game-winning goals for Providence. The Friars forward now has eight multi-point games this season including six of the team’s 10 game-winning goals.

Sean Romeo posted a school record third consecutive shutout in between the pipes for Ohio State. The senior goaltender currently has most shutouts in college hockey for the 2018-19 season.

Just a small sample of our constantly expanding list of prominent alums, you can check out our BOYS and GIRLS alumni sections for more! Or CLICK HERE for more information to see how you can join the Selects family.