A closer look at each of the 20 teams participating at the 2021 World Selects Trophy.
The ‘20 in 20’ series takes a deep dive into each of the 20 teams competing at the historic World Selects Trophy in Nashville, Tennessee on June 28th. This 15U tournament is set to feature the best players in the age group from around the world with players from the U.S., Canada and Europe. Today, we take a closer look at All-American Prospects (AAP).
Started in 2014 by brothers Jake and Andrew Bennett, All-American Prospects is based out of Massachusetts and is known for competing annually in the famous New England tournament, the Chowder Cup. The 2021 event will be the fourth time that AAP has competed in a World Selects event, with their most notable performance coming in 2018 when the team advanced to the elimination rounds.
Built off of a foothold in Nova Scotia, AAP has seen top prospects from the Canadian province come through its program in recent years. NHL Draft picks Luke Henman (2000) and Ethan Phillips (2001), as well as current junior players like Oscar Plandowski (2003), Zach Dean (2003) and Cam MacDonald (2003).
Possibly the highlight of the program’s history, they entered two 2005 teams into the War at the Well last summer and coincidentally, both made it to the championship game. That matchup featured the likes of top 2005 talent from New England including Quentin Musty, Will Smith, Will Vote, Chase Pirtle, Matthew Mania and Tanner Adams.
The 2006 squad is expected to be a loaded roster, with some high-profile names in the birth year. Macklin Celebrini was a star forward for Shattuck-St. Mary’s national championship team. Ryker Lee was another significant contributor from that squad. Will Felicio and Liam O’Keefe are considered among some of the best defenders in the country. Teddy MacAusland and Teddy Stiga are big names out of the Boston area. Be sure to put 2007-born Cullen Potter on your early watchlists as well, competing as an underager in the tournament.
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