Monday, July 21, 2008

Brown and Schmitz named to Team USA squad

Plymouth Whalers forward Tyler J. Brown (Westland) and defenseman Beau Schmitz (Howell) were among 21 players selected by USA Hockey today for the USA Under-18 team to play in the 2008 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament August 12-16 in Breclav, Czech Republic, and Piestany, Slovakia.

Brown (pictured) scored four goals with six assists for 10 points and added 18 penalty minutes in 64 games last year in his first season with Plymouth. Brown was selected by Plymouth in the eighth round (159th overall) of the 2007 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.

Schmitz played last season for the U.S. National Team Development Program Under-17 Team in Ann Arbor, scoring six goals with nine assists for 15 points and 108 PIMs in 59 games. Schmitz was taken by the Whalers in the first round (19th overall) of the 2007 OHL draft and will play in his first season this year with the Whalers.

USA Hockey Release

Photo by Walt Dmoch/Plymouth Whalers

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