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Prep hockey: Hermantown's Hanson named to Hlinka Gretzky Cup roster

The group, cut down from 150 to 39 on this week, was cut to the final 24 on Wednesday.

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Ty Hanson (2) of Hermantown skates with the puck against Greenway on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, at Amsoil Arena in Duluth.
Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com
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AMHERST, N.Y. — Hermantown defenseman Ty Hanson is one of five Minnesotans who were named to Team USA's roster for the annual Hlinka Gretzky Cup junior hockey tournament.

The final roster of 24 players was released on Wednesday after a week of Boys Select 17 camp drills cut the group of 150 prospects born in 2005 down to 39 players before the final cut.

The eight-team international U-18 tournament is scheduled for Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta from July 31-Aug. 6. The US will play Finland, Czechia and Germany in the group phase.

Ty Hanson, who is heading into his junior year with the Hawks, registered a point in all but three of 20 games last season.

Hanson, a Minnesota Duluth men's hockey commit, had 15 goals and 32 assists in the high school season as the Hawks won a Class A state championship. He also played in 11 United States Hockey League games with the Sioux City Musketeers. He is one of eight defensemen on the roster.

It marks the third straight Team USA entry to include a Hermantown player after Zam Plante participated in 2021 and Blake Biondi in 2019 (the 2020 tournament was not played).

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Hanson is joined on Team USA by forward Will Whitelaw (Rosemount), goalies Will Ingemann (Plymouth) and Hampton Slukynsky (Warroad) and defenseman Joe Gramer of Moorhead.

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