Day three was another full schedule of team activities, beginning with a morning practice. Prior to practice’s start, it was announced that Oliver Wahlstrom would be joining the U.S. National Junior Team preliminary roster. All 29 players took part in drills, followed by a team lunch.
Later in the afternoon, the U.S. National Junior Team faced off against USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program Under-18 Team in a controlled scrimmage. The controlled scrimmage, featuring two 24-minute halves with additional four-on-four and three-on-three time, gave John Vanbiesbrouck and his staff an opportunity to evaluate the 29 players competing for the final 23-player roster.
NHL NETWORK TO TELEVISE LIVE ALL U.S. GAMES
NHL Network, exclusive television home of the 2020 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship set to take place Dec. 26, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020 in Ostrava and Trinec, Czech Republic, will televise all U.S. games of the tournament and 28 games in total. NHL Network's Stephen Nelson will call Team USA games with longtime NCAA hockey analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jill Savage. NHL Network's flagship studio show NHL Tonight will air regularly throughout the tournament.