FORT WAYNE –
City native on US U-17 hockey team
Blake Siebenhaler of Fort Wayne is on USA Hockeys Under-17 National Development team, which lost 4-3 to Russia in an overtime shootout in Kellokoski, Finland, on Wednesday.
He will be with the team for its games today, Saturday and Sunday in Jarvenpaa, Finland, against Sweden, Czech Republic and then Finland.
A 6-foot-1, 180-pound defenseman, Siebenaler, 16, plays in Detroit for the Belle Tire Midget Minor team.
He has also skated for the Indiana Ice. He is eligible for the NHL draft in 2014.