|Head coach|| Seth Appert |
|IIHF World U18 Championship|
|Appearances||21 (first in 1999 )|
|World U18 Championship|
|2005 Czech Republic||Team|
|2009 United States||Team|
|2012 Czech Republic||Team|
|2016 United States||Team|
The National Team Development Program (NTDP) was started in 1996 by USA Hockey as a way to identify elite ice hockey players under the age of 18, and centralize their training.There are two teams in the program: under-17 and under-18. Both teams are based in Plymouth, Michigan. The stated goal of the NTDP is "to prepare student-athletes under the age of 18 for participation on the 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". While enrolled in the NTDP, players stay with billet families.
USA Hockey is recognized by the International Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for organized ice hockey in the United States and is a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. Founded on 29 October 1937, in New York City, New York, the organization is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and has a total membership exceeding one million. Its mission is to promote the growth of ice hockey in the U.S. and provide the best possible experience for all participants by encouraging, developing, advancing and administering the sport.
Plymouth is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 9,132 at the 2010 census. The city of Plymouth is entirely surrounded by Plymouth Charter Township but both are administered autonomously.
Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States. The state's name, Michigan, originates from the Ojibwe word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake". With a population of about 10 million, Michigan is the tenth most populous of the 50 United States, with the 11th most extensive total area, and is the largest state by total area east of the Mississippi River. Its capital is Lansing, and its largest city is Detroit. Metro Detroit is among the nation's most populous and largest metropolitan economies.
From its founding until 2014–15, the program was based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, playing games at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube. However, following that season, the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL relocated, freeing up the what was then known as the Compuware Arena. USA Hockey purchased the facility from Peter Karmanos, renamed it the USA Hockey Arena and moved the NTDP to Plymouth.
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. The 2010 census recorded its population to be 113,934.
The Ann Arbor Ice Cube is a 1,000-seat multi-purpose arena located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The ice arena is also the former home to the USA Hockey National Team Development Program competing in the Tier I Jr. Hockey United States Hockey League. The arena is also home to several local high school ice hockey teams, and is used by local figure skating clubs, youth, and adult rec. ice hockey leagues, as well as public skating.
The Plymouth Whalers were a major junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. They played out of Compuware Arena in Plymouth, Michigan, USA, a suburb of Detroit until 2015 when they were relocated to Flint, Michigan.
The under-17 and under-18 teams play games domestically against opponents in the United States Hockey League (under-17 and under-18 teams) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (under-18 team), as well as three international tournaments for each team plus occasional friendlies. The NTDP teams previously competed in the North American Hockey League until 2009.
The United States Hockey League (USHL) is the top junior ice hockey league sanctioned by USA Hockey. The USHL has 16 member teams located in the Midwestern United States, consisting of players who are 20 years of age and younger. The USHL is strictly amateur, allowing former players to compete in NCAA college hockey.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a nonprofit organization that regulates student athletes from 1,268 North American institutions and conferences. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and helps more than 480,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) is one of the top junior hockey leagues in the United States and is in its 43rd season of operation in 2018–19. It is the only Tier II junior league sanctioned by USA Hockey, and acts as an alternative to the Tier I United States Hockey League (USHL). The NAHL is one of the oldest junior hockey leagues in the United States and is headquartered in Frisco, Texas.
The 1999 International Ice Hockey Federation World Under-18 Championship was the first of its kind, It was held between April 8 and 18, 1999, in Füssen and Kaufbeuren, Germany. It replaced the European Under 18 Championship at the top two levels, by including one nation, the United States. Below the top two levels two tiers of European divisions played, as well as two tiers of Asian divisions.
The 2000 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in Kloten and Weinfelden, Switzerland. The championships ran between April 14 and April 24, 2000. Games were played at Eishalle Schluefweg in Kloten and Sportanlage Güttingersreuti in Weinfelden. Finland defeated Russia 3–1 in the final to win the gold medal, while Sweden defeated Switzerland 7–1 to capture the bronze medal.
The 2001 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in Heinola, Helsinki, and Lahti, Finland. The championships ran between April 12 and April 22, 2001. Games were played at the Heinolan Jäähalli in Heinola, the Helsinki Ice Hall in Helsinki, and the Lahden Jäähalli in Lahti. Russia defeated Switzerland 6-2 in the final to win the gold medal, with Finland defeating the Czech Republic 2-1 to capture the bronze medal.
The 1992 Pacific Cup was the second annual under-18 ice hockey tournament, now known as the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, held in Tokyo, Japan from August 1–4, 1992. Canada captured their first gold medal after having finished as runners-up to the Soviet Union the previous year. They went undefeated in all three games of the tournament and defeated Russia 5–3 in the final and deciding game. Russia finished with the silver, Japan earned the bronze, while the United States, winless during the tournament, rounded out the four teams.
The 2003 U-18 Junior World Cup was an under-18 international ice hockey tournament held in Břeclav, Czech Republic and Piešťany, Slovakia from August 11–16, 2003. The United States captured their first gold medal at the tournament, defeating Russia 3–2 in the gold medal game. The Czech Republic earned the bronze medal with an 8–2 win over Team Canada.
The 2004 U-18 Junior World Cup was an under-18 ice hockey tournament held in Břeclav and Hodonín, Czech Republic and Piešťany, Slovakia from August 10–15, 2004. Canada captured their tenth gold medal of the tournament, defeating the Czech Republic 4–1 in the gold medal game, while Sweden defeated the United States to earn the bronze medal.
As of September 12, 2019.
|No.||S/P/C||Player||Pos||Ht||Wt||DoB||Hometown||Previous team||College commitment|
|2||Eamon Powell||D||5' 11"||165 lb||2002-05-10||Marcellus, New York||Rochester Coalition U16 ( Midget AAA )||Boston College|
|3||Owen Gallatin||D||5' 8"||168 lb||2002-06-17||Hugo, Minnesota||White Bear Lake ( USHS–MN )||Minnesota–Duluth|
|4||Daniel Laatsch||D||6' 5"||180 lb||2002-02-13||Altoona, Wisconsin||Notre Dame Academy ( USHS–WI )||Wisconsin|
|6||Brett Berard||F||5' 9"||152 lb||2002-09-09||East Greenwich, Rhode Island||Bishop Hendricken ( USHS–RI )||Providence|
|7||Chase Yoder||F||5' 11"||174 lb||2002-05-28||Fairview, Texas||Dallas Stars Elite U16 ( Midget AAA )||Providence|
|8||Jake Sanderson||D||6' 2"||186 lb||2002-07-08||Whitefish, Montana||Edge School ( Midget AAA )||North Dakota|
|9||Thomas Bordeleau||F||5' 10"||179 lb||2002-01-03||Houston, Texas||Collège Esther-Blondin ( Midget AAA )||Michigan|
|10||Matthew Beniers||F||6' 1"||168 lb||2002-11-05||Hingham, Massachusetts||Milton Academy ( USHS–MA )||Harvard|
|11||Hunter Strand||F||5' 11"||175 lb||2002-11-13||Anchorage, Alaska||Alaska Oilers U16 ( Midget AAA )||Notre Dame|
|12||Hunter McKown||F||6' 1"||182 lb||2002-08-18||San Jose, California||St. Louis AAA Blues U16 ( Midget AAA )||None|
|13||Daniyal Dzhaniyev||F||5' 4"||136 lb||2002-09-15||Brooklyn, New York||New Jersey Jr. Titans U16 ( Midget AAA )||Penn State|
|14||Brock Faber||D||6' 0"||193 lb||2002-08-22||Maple Grove, Minnesota||Osseo–Maple Grove Bantam ( Bantam AAA )||None|
|15||Dylan Peterson||F||6' 4"||192 lb||2002-01-08||Roseville, California||CIH Academy ( Midget AAA )||Boston University|
|16||Connor Kelley||D||6' 1"||190 lb||2002-01-30||Maple Grove, Minnesota||Maple Grove ( USHS–MN )||Minnesota–Duluth|
|17||Luke Tuch||F||6' 2"||203 lb||2002-03-07||Baldwinsville, New York||Buffalo Jr. Sabres U16 ( Midget AAA )||Boston University|
|19||Landon Slaggert||F||6' 0"||182 lb||2002-06-25||South Bend, Indiana||Chicago Mission U16 ( Midget AAA )||Notre Dame|
|20||Jacob Truscott||D||6' 1"||172 lb||2002-04-12||Fort Gratiot, Michigan||Little Caesars U16 ( Midget AAA )||Michigan|
|21||Zakary Karpa||F||6' 1"||175 lb||2002-03-25||Newport Beach, California||HoneyBaked U18 ( Midget AAA )||Princeton|
|22||Tanner Latsch||F||6' 2"||189 lb||2002-01-02||Muskegon, Michigan||HoneyBaked U16 ( Midget AAA )||None|
|25||Tyler Kleven||D||6' 3"||200 lb||2002-01-10||Fargo, North Dakota||Fargo Davies ( USHS–ND )||North Dakota|
|28||Ty Smilanic||F||6' 1"||170 lb||2002-01-20||Denver, Colorado||Colorado Thunderbirds U16 ( Midget AAA )||None|
|29||Drew Commesso||G||6' 2"||180 lb||2002-07-19||Boston, Massachusetts||St. Sebastian's ( USHS–MA )||Boston University|
|30||Noah Grannan||G||6' 2"||183 lb||2002-04-27||Germantown, Wisconsin||Milwaukee Jr. Admirals U16 ( Midget AAA )||Wisconsin|
Roster as of September 12, 2019.
|No.||S/P/C||Player||Pos||Ht||Wt||DoB||Hometown||Previous team||College commitment|
|31||Kaidan Mbereko||G||5' 11"||180 lb||2003-07-28||Aspen, Colorado||Little Caesars U16 ( Midget AAA )||None|
|32||Gibson Homer||G||6' 5"||195 lb||2003-12-29||Grand Rapids, Michigan||Fox Motors U16 ( Midget AAA )||Miami|
|33||Liam Gilmartin||F||6' 1"||185 lb||2003-01-07||Falls Church, Virginia||Shattuck-St. Mary's U16 ( Midget AAA )||None|
|34||Jack Hughes||F||5' 11"||160 lb||2003-11-02||Westwood, Massachusetts||St. Sebastian's ( USHS–MA )||Northeastern|
|36||Sasha Pastujov||F||6' 0"||180 lb||2003-07-15||Bradenton, Florida||Compuware U16 ( Midget AAA )||Notre Dame|
|37||Caden Brown||F||5' 11"||174 lb||2003-06-22||Chesterfield, Missouri||St. Louis AAA Blues U16 ( Midget AAA )||Wisconsin|
|39||Jeremy Wilmer||F||5' 6"||140 lb||2003-08-16||Rockville Centre, New York||North Jersey Avalanche U16 ( Midget AAA )||Boston University|
|40||Aidan Hreschuk||D||5' 11"||180 lb||2003-02-19||Long Beach, California||Los Angeles Jr. Kings U16 ( Midget AAA )||Boston College|
|42||Ty Gallagher||D||6' 0"||188 lb||2003-03-06||Clarkston, Michigan||Compuware U16 ( Midget AAA )||Miami|
|43||Luke Hughes||D||6' 0"||162 lb||2003-09-09||Manchester, New Hampshire||Little Caesars U16 ( Midget AAA )||Michigan|
|44||Sean Behrens||D||5' 8"||173 lb||2003-03-31||Barrington, Illinois||Chicago Mission U16 ( Midget AAA )||Denver|
|46||Ryan St. Louis||F||5' 9"||161 lb||2003-06-13||Riverside, Connecticut||Brunswick ( USHS–CT )||Northeastern|
|47||Jacob Martin||D||5' 11"||180 lb||2003-03-18||White Bear Lake, Minnesota||Gentry Academy U16 ( Midget AAA )||Miami|
|48||Redmond Savage||F||5' 10"||167 lb||2003-05-15||Northville, Michigan||Compuware U16 ( Midget AAA )||Miami|
|49||Jack Devine||F||5' 10"||158 lb||2003-10-02||Glencoe, Illinois||Chicago Mission U16 ( Midget AAA )||Denver|
|51||Chaz Lucius||F||6' 0"||172 lb||2003-05-02||Grant, Minnesota||Gentry Academy U16 ( Midget AAA )||Minnesota|
|52||Colby Saganiuk||F||5' 8"||154 lb||2003-02-05||Plainfield, Illinois||Pittsburgh Penguins Elite U16 ( Midget AAA )||Penn State|
|53||Tyler Boucher||F||6' 1"||190 lb||2003-01-16||Haddonfield, New Jersey||Avon Old Farms ( USHS–CT )||Boston University|
|55||Ty Murchison||D||6' 1"||173 lb||2003-02-02||Corona, California||Los Angeles Jr. Kings U16 ( Midget AAA )||None|
|56||Dylan Duke||F||5' 9"||168 lb||2003-03-04||Strongsville, Ohio||Compuware U16 ( Midget AAA )||Michigan|
|57||Ethan Straky||D||5' 11"||163 lb||2003-04-18||Ormond Beach, Florida||Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 ( Midget AAA )||Notre Dame|
|58||Justin Janicke||F||5' 11"||174 lb||2003-06-30||Maple Grove, Minnesota||Maple Grove ( USHS–MN )||Notre Dame|
|60||Roman Schmidt||D||6' 5"||209 lb||2003-02-27||Midland, Michigan||Don Mills Flyers ( Midget AAA )||Boston University|
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