Former Los Angeles Jr. Kings Cole Guttman and Jack St. Ivany were two of 22 players named to the 2017 U.S. Junior Select Team that will compete in the upcoming World Junior A Challenge, which will run from Dec. 10-16 in Truro, Nova Scotia.
The U.S. Junior Select Team is comprised of players that compete in junior hockey leagues across the U.S.
Guttman, a forward, is in his second full season skating with the United States Hockey League’s (USHL) Dubuque Fighting Saints.
A sixth-round selection of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Guttman has committed to attend and play his NCAA Division I hockey at the University of Denver following his junior career.
St. Ivany, a defenseman, is in his second season patrolling the blue line for the USHL’s Sioux Falls Stampede. He’ll attend and play his NCAA Division I hockey at Yale University following his junior career.
Since the inaugural tournament in 2006, Team USA has captured seven tournament crowns (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016) along with three third-place finishes.