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December 20, 2012, Portland, OR.,(ISN) – Portland Winterhawks forwards Keegan Iverson and Dominic Turgeon have been named to the Unites States’ roster for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, set for December 28 – January 4 in Victoriaville and Drummondville, Quebec.

Iverson has four goals and four assists for eight points in 26 games. Turgeon has one goal and two assists for three points in 28 games.

“This is a tremendous honor for Keegan and Dominic, and we’re very excited for them to be named to the U.S. team,” said Portland Winterhawks Acting Head Coach Travis Green. “Representing your country in international competition is a significant honor, and I know Keegan and Dominic are thrilled and will make the most of this opportunity.”

Iverson and Turgeon are the only two players from across the Canadian Hockey League to be named to the U.S. Team.

With Iverson and Turgeon competing in the World Under-17 Challenge, the Winterhawks could have five players representing their countries in international competition following the holiday break. Ty Rattie and Tyler Wotherspoon have been named to Canada’s World Junior Championship team, while Seth Jones is projected to make the U.S. team for the tournament in Ufa, Russia.

In addition, earlier in December Oliver Bjorkstrand (Denmark) and Layne Viveiros (Austria) played in Division I of the World Junior Championship.

Season tickets and 20-, 12- and 6-game ticket packages for the 2012-13 season are on sale now. Visit winterhawks.com or call 503-236-HAWK to reserve the best seat locations.