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Jonathan Young Makes USA Hockey Select 17 All Star Game

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Merrimack recruit Jonathan Young has made the All Star Game for USA Hockey’s Select 17 camp, which was being held this week in Buffalo, N.Y. Fellow Merrimack recruit Michael Kesselring was also at the camp this week.

By making the All Star game, which will be played on Friday at 10 a.m., Young has a chance to be selected to USA Hockey’s Under-18 team for the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, an international tournament held later this summer.

Young finished tied for fifth in scoring at the camp, totaling seven points (5 goals, 2 assists) in five games. Young had at least one point in every game, and a goal in every game but one. The camp brings together the best 2000-born players in the U.S.

Kesselring, a defenseman, finished his camp with two goals and one assists in five games.

This marks the second straight season Merrimack has had a recruit represented at the Select 17 All Star Game. Last season, Ethan Destefani finished with seven points (2g, 5a) in five games to make the All Star Game, but he was not selected to the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup team. Merrimack has never had a recruit represent Team USA at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.

Mike McMahon is in his 12th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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