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 Black Bear Selects.

BLACK BEAR SELECTS

In late January, the Black Bear Sports Group — based out of Pennsylvania — announced the creation of its newest division; an invite-only tournament team. Focused on ice arena and facility management, Black Bear will compete in its first event at the 2021 World Selects Trophy.

The 2006 team will be led by Chris Kanaly, Rob Broderick, Chad Dlugolecki and Pat Ferrill. 

“Through the tireless efforts of our amazing coaches, I am thrilled that we can offer this program to our players,” said Murry Gunty, Founder and CEO of Black Bear Sports Group.  “It’s an honor for us to have the opportunity to send our young athletes to this event where they can compete against the best 2006-born hockey players in the world.”  

Black Bear Selects is a continuation of Black Bear Sports Group’s commitment to the ladder of youth hockey development. From the youngest players in their learn-to-play hockey programs through junior hockey programs that compete at the highest levels in the United States Hockey League, North American Hockey League and Eastern Hockey League. Black Bear Sports Group currently owns fifteen youth hockey clubs at the Tier I and Tier II levels and three junior hockey franchises in the USHL, NAHL, and EHL.  

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