Jr. Ducks’ Demin to represent U.S. at Five Nations
Slava Demin, a member of the Anaheim Jr. Ducks’ 16U AAA team last season, was named to the U.S. Under-17 Select Team that will compete in the upcoming Under-17 Five Nations Tournament, which will run from Aug. 9-13 at Dr Pepper StarCenter Arena Frisco in Frisco, Texas.
A 2000-born defenseman from Cypress, Demin recorded five goals for 11 points in 25 Tier I Elite League games in 2015-16.
Demin, who was selected to the team after a strong performance at USA Hockey’s recent Boys Select 16 Player Development Camp, which took place from July 8-14 in Williamsville, N.Y., will patrol the blue line for the British Columbia Hockey League’s Wenatchee Wild this coming season.
In addition to the United States, the Under-17 Five Nations Tournament will include teams from Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.
Team USA won the Under-17 Five Nations Tournament last year in Arosa, Switzerland; it marked the sixth championship in eight tries for Team USA, which also claimed top honors in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008.