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Peter and Garrett Gintoli of Shelton were named captain and alternate captain of the United States national hockey team for this month’s Deaflympics in Chiavenna, Italy, the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association announced.

The brothers are among 16 of the 23 American players with international experience. This will be the fifth international tournament for Peter, 27, who has played in the Southern Professional Hockey League, and the fourth for Garrett, 23, who is playing at Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Peter was also captain of the 2017 team that won the gold medal at the World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships in Amherst, N.Y.

“The Gintoli brothers are well respected by their peers and the coaching staff,” coach Joe Gotfryd said in a statement. “They lead by example both on and off the ice. The combination of their hockey skill and natural leadership style made them the right choice for the 2019 team.”

Teams from Canada, Kazakhstan, Russia and Finland will also compete in a round-robin, with gold- and bronze-medal games set for Dec. 21.