U.S. U17 Team Wins Title
Future NCAA stars lead U.S. to third straight Five Nations win.

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Twelve NCAA commits were among the 20-man roster on the U.S. Under-17 Select Team.

The U.S. Under-17 Select Team completed a 4-0-0 tournament and captured the Five Nations Tournament title with a 5-3 victory against the Czech Republic on Sunday in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

The 20-member team was filled with future NCAA stars, including 12 players who have already committed to schools. The championship marked the third straight for the United States in the event and the eighth in 10 years.

Former Western Michigan player and assistant coach Pat Ferschweiler served as head coach of the team, assisted by Merrimack head coach Mark Dennehy, Wisconsin director of hockey operations Shane Connelly and former Western Michigan player and longtime NCAA assistant coach Joe Bonnett. Former Boston University player and UMass Lowell assistant coach Kenny Rausch served as team manager.

“I am super proud and happy for this group,” Ferschweiler said Sunday. “The character throughout the lineup is incredible; they are a bunch of hard-working kids who really care. Congrats to all the guys, it is a great win for USA Hockey.”

The 12 commits on the roster represent nine schools; Boston University, Michigan and Minnesota each had a pair of recruits on the team.

Minnesota Duluth commit Jake Hale shared the team lead in scoring with uncommitted Josh Groll; both had six points in four games. Goaltender Ethan Haider, who made 47 saves Sunday, posted a .938 save percentage for the tournament.

2017 U.S. Under-17 Select Team
Player NCAA Commitment
Goaltenders  
Kyle Chauvette  
Ethan Haider  
Defensemen  
Jake Boltmann Minnesota
Ryan Johnson  
Mike Koster Minnesota
Cole Mcward Michigan
Mitch Miller Miami
Cade Webber Boston University
Forwards  
Jeffrey Bertrand  
Robert Christy  
John Farinacci Harvard
Robby Griffin Northeastern
Josh Groll  
Jake Hale Minnesota Duluth
Arthur Kaliyev  
Robert Mastrosimone Boston University
Josh Nodler Michigan State
Grant Silianoff Notre Dame
Lukas Svejkovsky  
Dylan Wendt Michigan