Three NAPHL players named to USA Hockey Olympic Hockey Roster
November 21, 2019
USA Hockey announced today the 17-player roster for the U.S. Youth Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team that will compete in the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games from Jan. 9-22, 2020, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The roster includes three players that are currently playing in the NAPHL: Gavin Brindley, F, Florida Alliance 16U – Seamus Casey, D, Florida Alliance 16U – Cruz Lucius, F, Gentry Galaxy 16U
The roster also includes nine forwards, six defensemen and two goaltenders. The players represent 10 different states, including five players from Minnesota, three from Michigan and two from Florida.
Six teams, including Canada, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Switzerland and United States, will compete in the men’s tournament in games featuring three, 15-minute periods. The preliminary round consists of two groups with three teams each. The top two teams in each group will qualify for the semifinals with bronze and gold-medal games to follow.
The U.S. Youth Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team will play preliminary round games on Jan. 18 against Finland and Jan. 19 versus Switzerland.