The 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup will include teams from Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States. Team USA has finished in the top three of the Hlinka tournament 13 times since the tournament began in 1991. They most recently won a silver medal in 2016.
Hanas’ Winterhawks teammate Seth Jarvis will also be competing later this month for a spot on Hockey Canada’s under-18 roster. The Winterhawks first round CHL Import Draft selection Simon Knak is looking for a chance to represent Switzerland for the second consecutive year at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup. He captained the Swiss in 2018.
For the complete U.S. Under-18 Men’s Select Team roster, click here.
For Hlinka Gretzky Cup coverage from USA Hockey, click here.