All four teams return to action here at the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase as Canada and Finland will square off at 1 p.m. before USA and Sweden at 4 p.m. Those games will be televised live on NHL Network (U.S.) and TSN (Canada).
U.S. ROSTER SET FOR REMAINDER OF 2017 WJSS
The U.S. roster for the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase has been trimmed to 34 players for the final four days of the camp. For the final roster, click here.
“As a staff, we have been very pleased with the level of intensity and competitiveness we’ve seen so far,” said Jim Johannson, general manager of the 2018 U.S. National Junior Team and also assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. “It’s evident there is depth at every position and that is certainly a big positive as we continue the evaluation process the rest of this week and throughout the fall.”
“One of the things we told our players is that, whether someone stays or goes, it’s not an indication that you’re one step closer or farther from making this team in December,” said Bob Motzko, head coach of the 2018 U.S. National Junior Team. “History shows that some players who get released are still very much in the mix, as are some kids who aren’t even here. There is still a lot of hockey between now and December and we’re excited to continue evaluating each and every one of these guys.”
YESTERDAY'S GAME: USA WHITE 8, CANADA RED 2
Casey Mittelstadt (Eden Prairie, Minn.) scored twice and added two assists, Logan Brown (St. Louis, Mo.) netted another two goals and Jake Oettinger (Lakeville, Minn.) made 20 saves as USA White defeated Canada Red, 8-2, in the first U.S.-Canada split-squad matchup yesterday. Twelve players in total tallied a point for USA White while Cliff Pu and Brett Howden scored for Canada Red.
YESTERDAY'S GAME: CANADA WHITE 2, USA BLUE 1
Tim Gettinger (North Olmsted, Ohio) scored and Joseph Woll (St. Louis, Mo.) made 26 saves, but USA Blue fell to Canada White, 2-1. Canada White was led by goal scorers Jordan Kyrou and Robert Thomas and shared goaltending duties from Carter Hart and Michael DiPietro
U.S. TO UNVEIL OLYMPIC MEN'S MANAGEMENT, COACHING STAFF
On Friday (Aug. 4), USA Hockey will hold a press conference at USA Hockey Arena to reveal the management and coaching staff for its 2018 Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team. The press conference will begin at 10 a.m. ET and be streamed live at USAHockey.com.