North Branford native Adam Erne was one of 22 players selected for the U.S. Under-18 Select Team that will compete at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.
“The Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (also known as the U-18 Junior World Cup and formerly known as the Pacific Cup and the Nations Cup) is an annual event held each August for national under-18 ice hockey teams from around the world. Unsanctioned by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the tournament is not granted official status by the sport’s governing body. The IIHF’s official under-18 tournament is held annually several months prior.” (Source: Wikipedia)
Erne currently skates for the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL, where he posted a 28-27-55 line in 64 games played this past season. He is currently projected to be an early round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.