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Two NYS-Born Named To 2022-23 USA National U17 Team


PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Twenty-three players including 13 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders have been selected to join USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, it was announced. The players, all from the 2006 birth year, will compete as the U.S. National Under-17 Team for the 2022-23 season.

“We were thrilled with the level of play at our March evaluation camp,” said Kevin Reiter, the NTDP’s director of player personnel. “It seems that each year, the overall talent of our pool grows deeper, and we can’t thank our volunteers all across the country enough for their hard work and dedication to youth hockey. Selecting this year’s team was incredibly difficult. We’d like to thank all of the players and families who were involved in the process and we are very much looking forward to our new group of U17s.”

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 23 players come from eight different states; Minnesota leads the way with seven representatives, while Illinois follows with five and Michigan has three.

The complete roster is listed below. 

ABOUT THE NTDP: USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program is completing its 25th 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.

2022-23 U.S. National Under-17 Team

ForwardAustin BakerFeb. 12, 2006LWhite Lake, Mich.Little Caesars 15O
ForwardKamil BednarikMay 26, 2006LElmhurt, Ill.New Jersey Rockets 16U
ForwardCole EisermanAug. 29, 2006LNewburyport, Mass.Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep
ForwardKristian EppersonMay 15, 2006LMequon, Wis.Shattuck St. Mary’s 15O
ForwardJames HagensNov. 3, 2006LHauppauge, N.Y.Mount St. Charles 15O
ForwardChristian HumphreysFeb. 4, 2006RMcMurray, Pa.Bishop Kearney Selects 16U
ForwardBrendan McMorrowMarch 27, 2006LLakeville, Minn.Benilde St. Margaret’s (MN)
ForwardCharlie PardueJan. 5, 2006RWinnetka, Ill.Chicago Mission 15O
ForwardMax PlanteFeb. 20, 2006LHermantown, Minn.Hermantown HS (MN)
ForwardTeddy StigaApril 5, 2006LSudbury, Mass.Belmont Hill School (MA)
ForwardShane VansaghiOct. 11, 2006RSt. Louis, Mo.St. Louis AAA Blues 16U
ForwardLucas VanVlietJan. 25, 2006LLivonia, Mich.Little Caesars 15O
ForwardBrodie ZiemerFeb. 22, 2006RCarver, Minn.Shattuck St. Mary’s 15O
DefenseEJ EmeryMarch 30, 2006RSurrey, B.C.Yale Hockey Academy 17U
DefenseLogan HenslerOct. 14, 2006RWoodbury, Minn.Hill Murray High School (MN)
DefenseCole HutsonJune 28, 2006LNorth Barrington, Ill.North Jersey Avalanche 16U
DefenseNoah LapointeJune 5, 2006LHinsdale, Ill.Shattuck St. Mary’s 15O
DefenseSam LaurilaSept. 2, 2006LMoorhead, Minn.Moorhead Spuds Bantam AA
DefenseDakoda Rheaume-MullenDec. 18, 2006LNorthville, Mich.Honeybaked 15O
DefenseWill SkahanMay 14, 2006LWoodbury, Minn.St. Thomas Academy (MN)
DefenseJohn WhippleJan. 20, 2006LExcelsior, Minn.Shattuck St. Mary’s 15O
GoaltenderNicholas KempfMarch 1, 2006LMorton Grove, Ill.Chicago Mission 15O
GoaltenderJack ParsonsJan. 15, 2006LCortland, N.Y.Mount St. Charles 15O