Boeser, Ruggiero gain invaluable experience playing for Team USA at 5 Nations
This summer, a number of young players from across the United States were selected to play for the US at the relatively unknown 5 Nations Tournament, a contest for various U17 teams held in Slovakia. The competition consisted of the opponents Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland and the Czech Republic and play was conducted in a simple round robin format.
For many of the young men aged 16 and 17, this was their first time abroad, much less to play in international hockey contests, and served as an enlightening and eye-opening experience.
The sojourn to the relatively new country of Slovakia, which first waved its own flag on January 1st, 1993, proved to be quite a successful one for the USA Hockey program.… read more