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Gilbert native, Arizona youth hockey graduate Livanavage named to 2022 U.S. Junior Select Team


USA Hockey today announced the first 21 players for the U.S. Junior Select Team that will compete in the 2022 World Junior A Challenge from Dec. 11-18 in Cornwall, Ont.

The U.S. has won five of the last eight tournaments (2018, 2016, 2012-14).

The group includes 12 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.

All players currently compete in the United States Hockey League, the only Tier I junior hockey league in the U.S.

Among the 21 selected are Chicago Steel defenseman Jake Livanavage, a Gilbert native who played for DYHA, Arizona Hockey Union, Jr. Coyotes and Arizona Bobcats.

The U.S. will play a pre-tournament game against Canada East at 7 p.m. ET on Dec. 9 at the Cornwall Civic Complex in Cornwall, Ont. Team USA will kick off tournament play at 5 p.m. ET on Dec. 11 against Canada West.

(November 16, 2022)

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