20 in 20: Upstate Kings

Jun 14, 2021 | Craig Peterson

A player from the Upstate Kings skates up the ice with the puck in a game at the World Selects Invitational

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 Upstate Kings.

UPSTATE KINGS

Competing in the North American World Selects event for a third consecutive tournament, the Upstate Kings roster has consisted of players from across the continent including Ontario, California, Minnesota and New England. This year’s squad is rich with talent from New York and New Jersey, including two standouts from the No. 14-ranked New Jersey Colonials in defenseman Jake Pellicane and forward Christian Chouha.  

In its first World Selects event in 2018, Upstate fell short of the elimination round by just two points in the standings. One year later, the Kings qualified for the playoffs, but were ultimately eliminated in the first round. Focusing on the 2021 event, the squad will look to advance farther than any previous Kings team has reached in the tournament.

WHH is providing exclusive coverage of the 2021 World Selects Trophy. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube for the latest news regarding the international tournament later this month.

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