Riena and Mika Jahnke were two of 27 skaters selected to attend the Japan U18 National Team Select Camp, held in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, Japan from November 20th to 26th. In addition to learning Team Japan's systems and development methods, a three game friendly series was played vrs China's U18 National Team.
The team selected from this camp will represent Japan at the IIHF World Championship, to be held in Zlin & Prerov, Czech Republic from January 7th-14th. For 2017, the World Championship Division consists of the US, Canada, Sweden and Russia in Group A, and the Czech Republic, Finland, Switzerland and Japan in Group B.
The Dallas Stars Elite would like to congratulate Mika and Riena for being selected to the camp, even though IIHF residency requirements prohibits them from representing Japan at the 2017 IIHF World Championships.