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Caps Today, 7/26

Kettler Capitals Iceplex, training facility of the Washington Capitals, will host the United States Under-18 Select Team on July 28-30. The members of the U.S. Under-18 Team are scheduled to practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on July 28 (8-9:10 p.m.), July 29 (9:30-11 a.m.; 7:50-8:50 p.m.; July 30 (9:10-10:30 a.m.) in preparation for the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. Each of the Team USA practices will be free and open to the public. Players will be available to the media at the end of each practice session in the Capitals locker room. Media seeking player interviews are asked to contact USA Hockey PR contact Zack Friedli (

The 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament will be staged Aug. 5-10 in Breclav, Czech Republic, and Piestany, Slovakia, and features teams from Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and United States. For a complete Team USA roster, click here.

For complete Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Coverage, click here.

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