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U.S. Roster Set for Final Games of USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp

By, 08/06/13, 7:00AM EDT


LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Thirty-one of the 44 players in attendance at the 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp will remain to face Canada, Finland and Sweden later this week.

For the final 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp roster, click here.

The players are auditioning for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2013-Jan. 5, 2014, in Malmo, Sweden.

"As a staff, we have been happy with the players' intensity and compete level," said Jim Johannson, USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations and the general manager of the 2014 U.S. National Junior Team. "The players released today will continue to be evaluated this fall for Team USA. For the players that are staying, the games this week give us an opportunity to continue assessing them."

Among those staying are goaltender Jon Gillies (South Portland, Maine/Providence College), defenseman Pat Sieloff (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and forward Riley Barber (Pittsburgh, Pa./Miami Univ.), who were members of the 2013 U.S. National Junior Team that won the gold medal at the IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia.

The trimmed Team USA roster will play Sweden on Wednesday (Aug. 7), Finland on Thursday (Aug. 8) and Canada on Saturday (Aug. 10). All games are being played at the Olympic Center's 1980 Herb Brooks Arena.

NOTES: Use the hashtag #NJEC on Twitter to join the conversation surrounding camp ... All games from the 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp are being streamed live and are available on-demand on ... The 2014 U.S. National Junior Team will be selected following a pre-tournament camp Dec. 15-18 in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area … Don Lucia (Plymouth, Minn.), head coach of the University of Minnesota men's ice hockey team, was named head coach of the 2014 U.S. National Junior Team on March 23. Bob Motzko (St. Cloud, Minn.), head coach of the St. Cloud State University men's ice hockey team, Greg Brown (Scituate, Mass.), associate head coach of the Boston College men's ice hockey team, and David Lassonde (Denver, Colo.), assistant coach of the University of Denver's men's ice hockey team, will serve as assistant coaches. The video coordinator is Dan Muse (Clinton, Conn.), assistant coach of Yale University's men's ice hockey team ... Jim Johannson (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations, is serving as the general manager of Team USA for the fifth consecutive year. 

By the Numbers

  • 3 Returning players from gold medal winning 2013 U.S. National Junior Team
  • 13 States represented on final roster

More Junior Evaluation Camp News


Name Ht (cm) Wt (kg) Birthdate Catches Hometown 2012-13 Team (League) NHL Rights
Thatcher Demko 6-3 (191) 190 (86) 1995-12-08 L San Diego, Calif. U.S. National Under-18 Team 2014 Draft Eligible
Jon Gillies *^ 6-5 (196) 215 (98) 1994-01-22 L South Portland, Maine Providence College (HEA) CGY (’12, 3rd rd., 75th overall)
Anthony Stolarz ^ 6-6 (198) 220 (100) 1994-01-20 L Edison, N.J. London Knights (OHL) PHI (12, 2nd rd., 45th overall)


Name Ht (cm) Wt (kg) Birthdate Shoots Hometown 2012-13 Team (League) NHL Rights
Mike Brodzinski 5-11 (180) 193 (88) 1995-05-28 R Ham Lake, Minn. Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) SJS ('13, 5th rd., 141st overall)
Will Butcher 5-11 (180) 175 (79) 1995-01-06 L Sun Prairie, Wis. U.S. National Under-18 Team COL ('13, 5th rd., 123rd overall)
Connor Carrick ^ 5-11 (180) 190 (86) 1994-04-13 R Orland Park, Ill. Plymouth Whalers (OHL) WSH (‘12, 5th rd., 137th overall)
Connor Clifton 5-11 (180) 190 (86) 1995-04-28 R Matawan, N.J. U.S. National Under-18 Team PHX ('13, 5th rd., 133rd overall)
Matt Grzelcyk ^ 5-9 (175) 175 (79) 1994-01-05 L Charlestown, Mass. Boston University (HEA) BOS (’12, 3rd rd., 85th overall)
Ian McCoshen 6-2 (188) 207 (94) 1995-08-05 L Hudson, Wis. Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL) FLA ('13, 2nd rd., 31st overall)
Brett Pesce 6-3 (191) 180 (82) 1994-11-15 R Tarrytown, N.Y. University of New Hampshire (HEA) CAR ('13, 3rd rd., 66th overall)
Steve Santini 6-2 (188) 207 (94) 1995-03-07 R Mahopac, N.Y. U.S. National Under-18 Team NJD ('13, 2nd rd., 42nd overall)
Pat Sieloff *^ 6-0 (183) 197 (89) 1994-05-15 L Ann Arbor, Mich. Windsor Spitfires (OHL) CGY (’12, 2nd rd., 42nd overall)
Brady Skjei ^ 6-2 (188) 197 (89) 1994-03-26 L Lakeville, Minn. University of Minnesota (WCHA) NYR (’12, 1st rd., 28th overall)


Name Ht (cm) Wt (kg) Birthdate Shoots Hometown 2012-13 Team (League) NHL Rights
Riley Barber * 5-11 (180) 185 (84) 1994-02-07 R Pittsburgh, Pa. Miami University (CCHA) WSH (’12, 6th rd., 167th overall)
Taylor Cammarata 5-7 (170) 165 (75) 1995-05-13 L Plymouth, Minn. Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL) NYI ('13, 3rd rd., 76th overall)
J.T. Compher 6-0 (183) 170 (77) 1995-04-08 R Northbrook, Ill. U.S. National Under-18 Team BUF ('13, 2nd rd., 35th overall)
Andrew Copp 6-1 (185) 205 (93) 1994-07-08 L Ann Arbor, Mich. University of Michigan (CCHA) WPG ('13, 4th rd., 104th overall)
Tommy DiPauli ^ 5-11 (180) 185 (84) 1994-04-29 L Woodbridge, Ill. University of Notre Dame (CCHA) WSH (‘12, 4th rd., 100th overall)
Adam Erne 6-0 (183) 210 (95) 1995-04-20 L New Haven, Conn. Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) TBL ('13, 2nd rd., 33rd overall)
Hudson Fasching 6-2 (188) 200 (91) 1995-07-28 R Burnsville, Minn. U.S. National Under-18 Team LAK ('13, 4th rd., 118th overall)
Jake Guentzel 5-9 (175) 165 (75) 1994-10-06 L Woodbury, Minn. Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) PIT ('13, 3rd rd., 77th overall)
Nicolas Kerdiles ^ 6-2 (188) 196 (89) 1994-01-11 L Irvine, Calif. University of Wisconsin (WCHA) ANA (‘12, 2nd rd., 36th overall)
Stefan Matteau ^ 6-1 (185) 215 (98) 1994-02-23 L Chicago, Ill. Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (QMJHL) NJD (’12, 1st rd., 29th overall)
Michael McCarron 6-5 (196) 228 (103) 1995-03-07 R Macomb, Mich. U.S. National Under-18 Team MTL ('13, 1st rd., 25th overall)
Tyler Motte 5-10 (178) 180 (82) 1995-03-10 L St. Clair, Mich. U.S. National Under-18 Team CHI ('13, 4th rd., 121st overall)
Cristoval Nieves 6-3 (191) 200 (91) 1994-01-23 L Baldwinsville, N.Y. University of Michigan (CCHA) NYR (‘12, 2nd rd., 59th overall)
Dan O’Regan 5-10 (178) 176 (80) 1994-01-30 R Needham, Mass. Boston University (HEA) SJS (‘12, 5th rd., 138th overall)
Henrik Samuelsson ^ 6-3 (191) 208 (94) 1994-02-07 R Scottsdale, Ariz. Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) PHX (‘12, 1st rd., 27th overall)
Quentin Shore 6-1 (185) 185 (84) 1994-05-25 R Denver, Colo. University of Denver (WCHA) OTT ('13, 6th rd., 168th overall)
Zach Stepan 5-11 (180) 175 (79) 1994-01-06 L Hastings, Minn. Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL) NSH (‘12, 4th rd., 112th overall)
Dominic Toninato 6-1 (185) 180 (82) 1994-03-09 L Duluth, Minn. Fargo Force (USHL) TOR (‘12, 5th rd., 126th overall)

*    2013 U.S. National Junior Team Member
^    2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp Attendee


Position Name
General Manager Jim Johannson (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Head Coach Don Lucia (Plymouth, Minn.)
Assistant Coach Greg Brown (Scituate, Mass.)
Assistant Coach Bob Motzko (St. Cloud, Minn.)
Assistant Coach David Lassonde (Denver, Colo.)
Video Coach Dan Muse (Clinton, Conn.)
Camp Assistant Coach Jon Cooper (Tampa, Fla.)
Camp Assistant Coach Kurt Kleinendorst (Grand Rapids, Minn.)
Athletic Trainer Jason Hodges (New Baltimore, Mich.)
Athletic Trainer Stan Wong (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Equipment Manager Brock Bradley (West Stockholm, N.Y.)