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U.S. National Under-17 and Under-18 Teams Set to Compete in Five Nations Tournaments U17s Head to Finland; U18s Travel to Sweden

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The U.S. National Under-17 and Under-18 Teams — part of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program — will join teams from the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and Sweden in Five Nations Tournaments this week. The U17 Five Nations Tournament will take place in Jarvenpaa, Finland, while the U18 Five Nations event will be stated in Jonkoping, Sweden.

Schedules for both tournaments are below.

NOTES: The U.S. National Under-17 Team is competing in the Five Nations Tournament for the first time. In previous years, the Under-17 Team competed in the Vlad Dzurilla Under-18 Tournament in Piestany, Slovakia. The U.S. claimed first place seven times, including the last three years (2010-12) and four straight from 2005-08 … The U.S. is looking to reclaim the title at the U18 Five Nations Tournament after its four-year streak (2008-11) was snapped last year … Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the Five Nations Tournaments. Scores will be designated with the#5NationsU17 and #5nationsU18 tags … For the official U17 Five Nations Tournament page, including links to live stats, click here … For the official U18 Five Nations Tournament page, click here … For additional coverage, visit USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program website and Facebook page … The U.S. National Under-17 and Under-18 Teams train with The Hockey IntelliGym, a revolutionary new software program released on October 1, 2010 that trains hockey sense. To learn more, visitUSAHockeyIntelliGym.com … For the complete U.S. National Under-18 Team roster, click here … For the complete U.S. National Under-17 Team roster, click here.

2013 U.S. National Under-17 Team Five Nations Tournament Schedule
Feb. 6-10, 2013 • Jarvenpaa, Finland

Date Opponent Location Time (EST)
Wed., Feb. 6 Russia Kellokoski 10 a.m.
Fri., Feb. 8 Sweden Jarvenpaa 6 a.m.
Sat., Feb. 9 Czech Republic Jarvenpaa 6 a.m.
Sun., Feb. 10 Finland Jarvenpaa 8:30 a.m.

2013 U.S. National Under-18 Team Five Nations Tournament Schedule
Feb. 6-10, 2012 • Jonkoping, Sweden

Date Opponent Location Time (EST)
Wed., Feb. 6 Finland Jonkoping 9:30 a.m.
Fri., Feb. 8 Czech Republic Jonkoping 1 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 9 Russia Jonkoping 6:30 a.m.
Sun., Feb. 10 Sweden Jonkoping 9:30 a.m.

ABOUT THE NTDP: In 1996, USA Hockey launched a revolutionary new initiative called the National Team Development Program, based in Ann Arbor, Mich. Celebrating its 16th season of play in 2012-13, the goal of this 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 of the ice.

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