- Created: 09 August 2018
Eugene Generals GM Flint Doungchak will be a member of this year’s Team USA staff at the Five Nations Tournament hosted in Piestany, Slovakia.
Doungchak, who has served as the team’s general manager since its inception in 2005, will be making his second trip as a member of a USA Hockey tournament team. He will operate as the Team Leader of Team USA, the same role that he previously held in 2016.
Previously, Doungchak and Generals Associate GM Alex Stimson both took part in the 2016 Five Nations Tournament hosted in Frisco, Texas. There, Doungchak operated as team leader for Team USA while Stimson served as the play-by-play voice for the tournament.
So excited to be a part of this. Love this country. 🇺🇸 https://t.co/RJz065bWWb— Flint Doungchak (@doungchak) August 9, 2018
"Our entire organization - coaches, staff, players - are all very excited for Flint and very proud of him for receiving the honor of working on this year's Five Nations staff," said Generals Associate GM Alex Stimson. "Flint is someone that we all have obviously held in a very high esteem for a very long time, so it's great to see him get the opportunities that he's long been deserving."
Doungchak and Team USA celebrate winning the 2016 Five Nations Tournament in Frisco, Texas.
Via USA Hockey, the U.S. Under-17 Select Team is comprised of players selected from USA Hockey's Boys Select 16 Player Development Camp, which provides participants with elite instruction, as well as the opportunity to compete at the national level against other players in their age group.
The Five Nations tournament includes the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland, and the United States. Team USA has won the Five Nations tournament in seven of the previous eight years, including each of the past three years.
Team USA will face off against Slovakia in a pre-tournament exhibition game on August 13th before tournament play officially begins on August 15th with a matchup against the Czech Republic. Full schedule:
|Mon Aug 13||Slovakia (EXHB.)||5:00pm / 8:00am|
|Wed Aug 15||Czech Republic||5:30pm / 8:30am|
|Fri Aug 17||Switzerland||2:00pm / 5:00am|
|Sat Aug 18||Germany||2:00pm / 5:00am|
|Sun Aug 19||Slovakia||2:30pm / 5:30am|
You can follow Doungchak on Twitter to see his firsthand insight throughout Team USA's journey in Slovakia, and full recaps of each game will be available at USAHockey.com.