Former Merrimack head coach Mark Dennehy recently finished the Five Nations Tournament with USA Hockey, where Team USA took third place.
Team USA, which won gold at the tournament in 2015, 2016 and 2017, beat Slovakia in the final game of the tournament on Sunday. Team USA beat Slovakia and Switzerland while falling in a pair of one-goal games to the Czech Republic and Germany. In Team USA’s two losses, they doubled up their opponent in shots.
The 2018 U.S. Under-17 Men’s Select Team was chosen from players skating at USA Hockey’s 2018 Boys Select 16 Player Development Camp in Amherst, New York. The USA Hockey National Player Development Camps for 15-year-olds, 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds provide the nation’s top young players with age-appropriate on- and off-ice training and coaching from elite-level instructors, as well as the opportunity to compete against their peers from throughout the country.
Players earn invitations to the national camps through their performance at a series of state- and district-level camps held each season. The camps are designed so players return home afterward with the tools to further develop their skills over the course of the coming season and beyond. Since their launch in 1977, USA Hockey’s National Player Development Camps have been a springboard for countless future Olympians and professional players.