Four players with ties to the New England region were selected by USA Hockey to play in the 2020 Youth Olympic Games.
The 17-player roster will compete in the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games from Jan. 9-22 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Former Boston College assistant coach Scott Paluch will serve as the team’s head coach after guiding the 2016 entry to a gold medal.
South Kent Selects Academy 15 Only goaltender Arthur Smith is the only New England native to make the roster. The 6-foot-3 goaltender is from Farmington, Conn., and helped his team win the New England District 15 Only Championship on Nov. 10.