According to Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald, Grand Forks, North Dakota will hold the 2016 U18 World Junior tournament.
The announcement, which, will be held at the Ralph Englestad Arena in Grand Forks, is set to place on Friday. This won’t be the first time North Dakota has hosted the tournament, as Americans were treated to a gold medal in Fargo.
USA has proved to be the strongest team in the tournament since its inagural event back in 1999. Since then, the country has managed to win 12 medals, the most of any team. Of the 12, the Americans have won eight gold’s, with five coming in the past six years alone.
The 2016 tournament allows players born in 1998 or later to participate. As it stands, it’s likely that many of the U17 USA Hockey club will fill up the roster spots, with names such as Max Jones, Chad Krys and Clayton Keller leading the squad at the U17 tournament this year.
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