ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Fenton, Missouri native Cole Mcward earned a spot on the 2017 United States Under-17 Hockey Team, that will compete in the Five Nations Tournament in Ostrava, Czech Republic next month.

The 6-foot, 170-pound defenseman also plays for AAA St. Louis Blues.

Team USA won the Five Nations Tournament in 2016 with a perfect 4-0, which was held in Frisco, Texas. USA will play Switzerland, Slovakia, Germany and Czech Republic on four consecutive days between Aug. 24-27.

Mcward was a part of the week-long Boys Select 16 Player Development Camp in Amherst, New York, which acts as a tryout for the Five Nations team.

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