Miami’s Randy Hernandez, the son of Cuban immigrants, has been named to a USA Hockey Under-17 team that will compete in a four-nation, round-robin tournament in Slovakia this week.
Hernandez, 16, who is in his first season skating for the U.S. National Team Development Program squad competing in the United States Hockey League, was named to the tournament team by USA Hockey Monday.
Beginning Thursday, Hernandez will represent the United States in a tournament in Puchov, Slovakia, that includes teams from the host country, Russia, and Switzerland.
Thus far in the 2015-16 hockey season, Hernandez has no goals and 3 assists in 11 USHL games with the national team. The right wing has 4 goals and 5 assists in 18 non-USHL games.