Prospect Ramblings: Previewing the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Tournament

Peter Harling

2016-07-25

2016 Ivan Hlinka logo

The NHL draft is barely behind us and yet the next scouting season for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft is about to begin. The first major tournament is the Ivan Hlinka, which is held in the Czech Republic each year. This year the tournament is scheduled to run from August 8th to the 13th, with two exhibition games to be played on August 6th. The first exhibition game features the Czechs and Canada from Breclav and the other is Slovakia vs USA from Piestany. Both games are available to watch online at onlajny.com

The top eight international teams compete in the U18 tournament and are divided into two groups.

Group A, Břeclav: Czech Republic, Finland, Switzerland, USA.
Group B, Bratislava: Slovakia, Canada, Sweden, Russia.

Tournament Schedule

2016_hlinka sched

Canada will look to extend their impressive streak of eight consecutive Gold Medal finishes after winning again last year.

Follow the results of the tournament on the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament web site here

Follow the Ivan Hlinka Twitter account at @HlinkaMemorial

Not all of the teams have announced their official line ups as of yet, but here is what I was able to find.

Team USA announced their full roster. All players on the American roster are eligible for the 2017 NHL draft.

NAME

POSITION

S/C

BIRTHDATE

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

HOMETOWN

2015-16 TEAM

Mikey Anderson

Defense

Left

5/25/99

5’11”

193

Roseville, Minn.

Waterloo Black Hawks

Ronald Brickey

Defense

Right

5/27/99