Stevens named to U.S. Under-18 World Championship Team

Former Los Angeles Jr. King Nolan Stevens was named to the U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team that will compete in the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation Men's Under-18 World Championship, which will run from from April 17-27 in Lappeenranta, Finland.

Stevens, a Northeastern University recruit, is in his second year with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. The forward played the 2011-12 season with the Jr. Kings’ 16U AAA team under coach Louis Pacella.

The U.S. squad seeks its eighth gold medal in the event after capturing the tournament title in four of the last five years. Team USA had won four-consecutive gold medals before having its streak snapped last year in Sochi, Russia. The silver medal in 2013 marked 10-straight top-three finishes for the U.S.