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U.S. Roster For World Junior Summer Showcase Announced

By USA Hockey, 06/20/24, 10:00AM EDT


Event July 26-Aug. 3 in Plymouth, Mich.; Canada, Finland, Sweden Participating

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey has invited 46 players – including five goaltenders, 16 defensemen and 25 forwards -- to participate in its 2024 World Junior Summer Showcase, set for July 26-Aug. 3 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich.

The World Junior Summer Showcase, which will also include players from Canada, Finland and Sweden, serves as an evaluation for athletes seeking to make their respective national teams for the 2025 IIHF World Junior Championship, which will be held Dec. 26, 2024, through Jan. 5, 2025, in Ottawa, Ontario.

In addition to daily practices, which are open to the public and free of charge, the week-long World Junior Summer Showcase will include nine international games. Tickets to the games are available by clicking here or visiting the USA Hockey Arena box office. For a complete WJSS schedule, click here.

Of the 46 players expected to attend, 10 were part of the gold medal-winning 2024 U.S. National Junior Team, including goaltenders Trey Augustine (South Lyon, Mich.) and Sam Hillebrandt (Riverview, Fla.); defensemen Zeev Buium (San Diego, Calif.), Drew Fortescue (Pearl River, N.Y.) and Aram Minnetian (Woodcliff Lake, N.J.); and forwards Ryan Leonard (Amherst, Mass.), Oliver Moore (Mounds View, Minn.), Danny Nelson (Maple Grove, Minn.), Gabe Perreault (Hinsdale, Ill.), and Carey Terrance (Akwesasne, N.Y.). In addition, Augustine was also part of the 2023 U.S. National Junior Team.

For the full U.S. roster, click here.

NOTES: Players representing 10 different states have been invited to the World Junior Summer Showcase. Minnesota leads the way with 15 players, followed by Illinois (9), New York (6), California (4), Massachusetts (3), Michigan (3), Florida (2), New Jersey (2), Alaska (1), Pennsylvania (1)… John Vanbiesbrouck (Detroit, Mich./USA Hockey) is the general manager of the U.S. National Junior Team for the seventh straight year, while David Carle (Anchorage, Alaska/University of Denver) returns as head coach for the second consecutive year … The U.S. has medaled in seven of the last nine IIHF World Junior Championships, its best medal stretch ever, and enters the 2025 World Juniors as defending gold medalist.

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