A total of 27 players will gather for the U.S. National Junior Team Camp in Buffalo, New York, on Thursday (Dec. 15) as Team USA prepares for the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Hockey Championship, slated for Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Toronto and Montreal.
Daily practices at HarborCenter in Buffalo will commence Friday (Dec. 16) with on-ice sessions taking place each day through Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. ET. All practices are free of charge and open to the public.
The U.S. will then shift to Canada to continue its preparations, including pre-tournament games on Dec. 21 against Switzerland at the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa, Ontario, at 7 p.m. ET and on Dec. 23 in Kingston, Ontario, at Rogers K-Rock Centre against the Czech Republic at 7 p.m. ET.
The final 23-player U.S. roster is expected to be announced by Dec. 24.
NHL Network is the exclusive television home of the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship and will broadcast all Team USA games in the championship live and 23 games in total.