July2,2014(ISN) – KENNEWICK, WA – Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory, in conjunction
with USA Hockey, announced today that 16-year-old goaltender, Evan Sarthou, has been
named to the 2014 U.S. U-18 Select Team that will compete at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka
Memorial Cup Aug. 11-16 in Breclav, Czech Republic, and Piestany, Slovakia.
“We are very proud of Evan,” stated Tory. “This is a tremendous opportunity for
(Evan) to continue to develop against the top competition in the world for his age
Sarthou, a 6’1 170-lb netminder from Black Diamond, WA, just wrapped up his rookie
WHL season with the Americans, appearing in 16 games and collecting a 3-8-0-1
record, along with a 4.07 goals against average and a 0.890 save percentage during
the 2013-14 season. A former member of the LA Jr. Kings of the Tier 1 Elite League,
Sarthou was a 3rd Round (65th overall) pick by Tri-City in the 2012 Bantam Draft.
Sarthou is the only WHL player, and one of 4 CHL players, that was named to the
22-player team after participating in the Boys’ Select 17 Player Development Camp
June 30-July 2 in Williamsville, New York.
Also named to this year’s team are Tri-City College List prospects Robby Jackson and
The 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament will include teams from Canada, Czech
Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.
With a second-place showing in 2013, Team USA has finished in the top three of the
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup 11 times since the tournament began in 1991.
The Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup is an annual event held each August for national
under-18 teams from around the world. Named for one of the first Czech hockey
stars, the tournament began in 1991 as a three-team showcase. Between 1997 and
2002, the format shifted to the current eight-team tournament. It was then named
after Hlinka in 2007, three years after his passing.