ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Riley Barber (Livonia, Mich.) has been added to the U.S. National Under-18 Team at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program for the 2011-12 season, it was announced today.
"We are very excited to add Riley to our team for this year," said Danton Cole, head coach of the U.S. National Under-18 Team. “Riley possesses the combination of skill, work ethic and character that will contribute greatly to our team.”
Last season, Barber skated full-time for United States Hockey League champion Dubuque Fighting Saints, tallying 14 goals and collecting 14 assists in 57 regular-season games. Barber also netted two goals for Dubuque in 11 playoff games en route to the Clark Cup.
Additionally, Barber helped the NTDP's U.S. National Under-17 Team capture the 2011 Vlad Dzurilla Under-18 Tournament title in Piestany, Slovakia, in February. In three games, he notched one goal and added an assist.
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