10 Minnesotans named to Hlinka Gretzky Cup Camp roster

After narrowing down the field from over 150 players, 10 Minnesotans will be competing to make the final roster cut.

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Warroad goaltender Hampton Slukynsky (1) deflects a shot against Hermantown during the first period Saturday, March 12, 2022, in the State Boys Hockey Tournament at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
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AMHERST, N.Y. — The top U.S. players who were born in 2005 have been competing for the past week at the Boys 17 Select Player Development Camp. Over 150 players attended the camp but only 39 have been selected to continue on to the prestigious Hlinka Gretzy Cup Camp, where select players will be named to U18 Team USA.

Ten Minnesotans made the roster cut, with a handful of other players who also have ties to the state. These players will spend the next few days trying to showcase their skills against top competition.

The final roster cut that will become Team USA will be released on June 29. The 2022 Hlinka Gretzy Cup will be held July 31 - Aug. 6 in Red Deer, Alberta.

The sophomore defender announced her commitment after a successful season with the Skippers that ended in a Class AA second-place finish.

Sydney Wolf is a reporter for The Rink Live, primarily covering youth hockey. She joined the team in November of 2021 and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a B.S. in Mass Communications and a minor in Writing and Rhetoric Studies and was a part of the University Honors Program.
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