Tri-City Americans forward Michael Rasmusssen was invited to Team Canada’s U18 select team camp July 29-Aug. 2 in Calgary.
Of the 44 players invited to camp, 22 will be selcted to play for Team Canada in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament from Aug. 10-15 in Breclav, Czech Republic, and Piestany, Slovakia.
“This is a tremendous opportunity and accomplishment for Michael,” said Americans gerneral manager Bob Tory in a news release. “Michael established himself as an elite player with our hockey club last season as a 16-year-old.”
The 6-foot-5, 200-pound Rasmussen had 18 goals and 43 points in 63 games during his rookie season.
The Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament will include teams from Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States. Canada has won eight consecutive Hlinka Memorial Cups.