Four Michigan names make U.S. Under-17 Select Team roster for Five Nations Tournament

Mitch Miller during the 2017 MAHA state tournament. (Photo by Michael Caples/MiHockey)


By @MichaelCaples –

At the conclusion of the USA Hockey Boys Select 16 Player Development Camp today, 20 players were selected to represent the Red, White and Blue at an international tournament in August.

The following four Michigan names will be on the U.S. roster for the Five Nations Tournament on Aug. 23-27 in Ostrava, Czech Republic:

Mitch Miller – Honeybaked 16U

Arthur Kaliyev – Compuware 16U

Josh Nodler – Honeybaked 16U

Dylan Wendt – Belle Tire 16U

The players will play for Red Wings assistant coach Pat Ferschweiler, who will be the head coach of the U.S. squad. One of the assistant coaches is Canton native Joe Bonnett, as well.

The U.S. has fared well at this Five Nations Tournament, winning seven of their last nine. They won last year after a perfect 4-0 mark.