Day 8: August 4

International competition returns at the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase with Sweden facing Canada at 1 p.m. ET followed by Finland and USA at 4 p.m. ET. Tickets for both games are still available. Both games will be televised live on NHL Network (U.S.) and TSN (Canada).

Finland vs. USA

At 10 a.m. ET today, USA Hockey held a press conference at USA Hockey Arena to reveal the management and coaching staff for its 2018 Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team. 
     On the management side, Jim Johannson (Colorado Springs, Colo.), assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey, has been named general manager, while Ben Smith (Gloucester, Mass.) will serve as director of player personnel.
      USA Hockey also named Tony Granato (Downers Grove, Ill.), head coach of the University of Wisconsin men’s ice hockey team, as head coach of Team USA. Joining Granato behind the bench will be assistant coaches Keith Allain (Worcester, Mass.), Chris Chelios (Chicago, Ill.); Ron Rolston (Fenton, Mich.) and Scott Young (Clinton, Mass.). For the full press release, click here.

The 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase will conclude tomorrow with two of the biggest rivalry games in the sport, as Sweden faces Finland at 4 p.m. ET and USA takes on Canada at 7 p.m. ET. Tickets are still available and both games will be televised live on NHL Network (U.S.) and TSN (Canada). 

Tomorrow, after the U.S.-Canada game, players from the U.S. squad will be signing autographs for fans. Those interested are encouraged to meet the players in the concourse area of the main rink.

WJSS Stat Leaders

Category Leader Statistic
Goals Max Gerlach, USA 3
Casey Mittelstadt, USA 3
Assists Casey Mittelstadt, USA 5
Points Casey Mittelstadt, USA 8
Save Percentage Carter Hart, CAN 1.00
Goals Against Avg. Carter Hart, CAN 0.00
Saves Dylan St. Cyr, USA 66