After the home world championships in Landshut and Kaufbeuren, the U18 team, led by national coach Alexander Duck – former player of the Schwenningen Wild Wings – will go to the famous Hlinka Gretzky Cup on 27 July.
The “best-on-best tournament” takes place from July 31 to August 6 in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. It is again something special to receive an invitation to Slovakia this year after last year’s invitation to the U18 selection.
“Invitation For the Hlinka Gretzky Cup It is a great honor for us,” says DEB Sports Director Christian Kunst, and continues: “The entire U18 team is very proud that they can represent Germany in this esteemed tournament and compete with the current Top 8. can – nations can measure.”
It starts against USA
The 25-man squad put together by Alexander Duck, who will be in charge of Wild Wings Future’s U17 until 2021, will play against the US ice hockey team on Sunday, July 31 at the PV Mart Centrum, a multidisciplinary hall. More than 7000 seats. in group b meets german teamIn addition to the two teams that finished fifth last year, the USA and the Czech Republic are also on the team of Finland, which was able to finish fourth in 2021. Canada’s hosts, who have won the most tournaments so far, will take on Sweden, Slovakia and Switzerland in Group A. The placement games and semi-finals will be played on Friday, August 5. The tournament ends on Saturday, 6 August with a match for third place and the final.
so says alexander duck
The Hlinka Gretzky Cup, now being held again at Red Deer after four years, is one of the first opportunities for fans and scouts to discover international talent. “I have spoken to all the players over the last few days. They are looking forward to this special tournament – where they will have the opportunity to compete with the top nations and recommend themselves for the future. Together we want to give every one. Everything in the game and reward us for our efforts. We believe in our chance and want to play our game”, concluded U18 national coach Alexander Duck.
Incidentally, the former Wild Wings defender also relies on a Schweninger in Canada. Leon Baohof is called in a storm Cause of bustle for the German national team. It goes without saying that Wild Wings Future youth director Wayne Hines is also delighted with the nomination of the Neckarstadt resident.
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