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Gameday: USA vs UMass Amherst

By, 12/18/15, 3:15PM EST


Puck drops for exhibition game at 7 p.m. ET

The United States faces the University of Massachusetts tonight at Mullins Center (capacity: 9,493) to close its first training camp in preparation of the 2016 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. Today’s game will be streamed live on

Today marks day five for the United States in a journey that began last Monday (Dec. 14) with a team meeting at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in the Boston area with 27 candidates vying for a spot on the 2016 U.S. National Junior Team. The U.S. had a camp at Boston University from Dec. 15-18 that culminates in tonight’s matchup versus UMass.

Line Pairings


Left Wing Center Right Wing
Kieffer Bellows Clayton Keller Ryan Hitchcock
Sonny Milano Christian Dvorak Colin White
Ryan MacInnis Nick Schmaltz Brock Boeser
Ryan Donato Scott Eansor Anders Bjork


Left Defense Right Defense
Zach Werenski Brandon Carlo
Brandon Fortunato Charlie McAvoy
Chad Krys Casey Fitzgerald
Ryan Collins


Alex Nedeljkovic Brandon Halverson


Player Position
Alex DeBrincat Forward
Auston Matthews Forward
Tyler Parsons Goaltender
Matthew Tkachuk Forward

Recent News

Team USA Schedule

Date Opponent Location Result U.S. Player of the Game
Sat., Dec. 26 Canada Helsinki Ice Hall W, 4-2 Colin White
Mon., Dec. 28 Sweden Helsinki Ice Hall L, 0-1 Zach Werenski
Wed., Dec. 30 Switzerland Helsinki Ice Hall W, 10-1 Auston Matthews
Thu., Dec. 31 Denmark Helsinki Ice Hall W, 4-1 Brandon Carlo
Sat., Jan. 2 Czech Republic
Helsinki Ice Hall W, 7-0 Nick Schmaltz
Mon., Jan. 4 Russia
Hartwall Arena L, 1-2 Christian Dvorak
Tues. , Jan. 5 Sweden
Bronze Medal Game
Hartwall Arena W, 8-3 Anders Bjork

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