On Monday, July 1, Evan Bushy admitted that there were some tense moments. The coaching staff for USA Hockey's Under-18 team that will compete in the Hlinka Gretzky Cup came into a room in Northtown Center in Amherst, New York, to select the team. Bushy was one of 22 players, including one of five high school players from Minnesota, named.
Editor’s note: Chase Brand is the son of Craig Brand, a three-sport athlete at Detroit Lakes and graduate of the Class of 1989. NEVIS - Chase Brand has had to deal with a decent range of hockey experiences since he decided to play junior hockey after his junior year at Park Rapids High School. Brand has been released, benched, traded, made a commitment to a college team and then had that team's coaching staff all get let go by the university.