USA Hockey released its roster for the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament last week.
Among the 21 players named to the team was Sea Dogs prospect Ben Mirageas, a 6’1” defenseman from Massachusetts.
The 17-year-old was a ninth-round pick of the Sea Dogs in the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft. He recorded six goals and 16 assists in 24 games with the Avon Old Farms School this past season. He also appeared in 12 games with the Neponset Valley River Rats U-18 team where he put up one goal and six helpers. As well, in four games with the USHL’s Bloomington Thunder, the d-man was held pointless in four matches.
The Thunder drafted Mirageas in the second-round of the 2015 USHL draft. According to Elite Prospects, he is committed to Providence College for the 2018-19 season.
The annual under-18 tournament takes place in early August in Breclav, Czech Republic and Bratislava, Slovakia.
Last month, Sea Dogs forward Joe Veleno and prospect Shane Bowers received invites to Canada’s under-18 camp.
And in other USA Hockey news:
Gould was a sixth-round pick in this year’s draft by the Sea Dogs. The 16-year-old forward - who's hometown is listed as Weymouth, MA, which is the same town that produced Charlie Coyle - is committed to Providence for the 2019-20 season.