Jones, Tkachuk highlight U.S. U-18 team


A couple of familiar hockey names headline the list of players that’ll represent the U.S. at this week’s U-18 Four Nations tournament in Sweden.

Caleb Jones — the younger brother of Nashville defenseman Seth Jones — and Matthew Tkachuk, son of longtime NHLer Keith, are two of the 22 players set to face off against Sweden, Finland and Switzerland from Nov. 5-9 in Sundsvall.

Led by head coach Don Granato, the American team will also feature Casey Fitzgerald, the son of longtime NHLer and current Pittsburgh assistant GM Tom Fitzgerald (continuing with the bloodlines theme, Casey Fitzgerald and Matthew Tkachuk are cousins.)