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U.S. Natl Jr Team Camp Starts Tomorrow in Columbus

By, 12/14/17, 5:00AM EST


28 Players To Attend Training Camp; IIHF World Junior Championship Begins Dec. 26 in Buffalo, New York

A total of 28 players will descend upon Columbus, Ohio, tomorrow (Dec. 15) in hopes of landing a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will compete in the  2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship from Dec. 26, 2017 - Jan. 5, 2018, in Buffalo, New York.

"As a staff, we're excited for what will be an extremeley competitive camp in Columbus," said Jim Johannson, general manager of the 2018 U.S. National Junior Team and assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. "We have 28 great players not only hoping to represent their country and win a gold medal, but to do so on home ice. These players have excelled through a wide variety of development programs within USA Hockey and I know our coaches are excited about the caliber of players to consider in building our final roster."

The training camp will include practices at the OhioHealth Ice Haus Friday-Sunday (Dec. 15-17) followed by a pair of practices at Nationwide Arena Dec. 18-19. The camp will culminate in an exhibition game against Belarus at Northwest Arena in Jamestown, New York on Dec. 20.

The 28-player preliminary roster was named on Dec. 5 and includes seven members of the 2017 U.S. National Junior Team that earned the gold medal at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship in Montreal and Toronto, Canada and a total of 24 players who have heard their name called at the NHL Draft, including 10 first-round selections.

Complete coverage of the U.S. National Junior Team can be found here.

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2018 World Juniors

Official Event Site

U.S. Schedule

Date Opponent Location Result U.S. Player of Game
Wed., Dec. 20 Belarus
Pre-Tournament Game
Northwest Arena
Jamestown, N.Y.
W, 14-0 NA
Fri., Dec. 22 Sweden
Pre-Tournament Game
Erie Insurance Arena
Erie, Pa.
W, 3-1 NA
Tues., Dec. 26 Denmark
Preliminary Round
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
W, 9-0 Casey Mittelstadt
Thurs., Dec. 28 Slovakia
Preliminary Round
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
L, 2-3 Brady Tkachuk
Fri., Dec. 29 Canada
Preliminary Round
New Era Field*
Orchard Park, N.Y.
W (SO) 4-3 Casey Mittelstadt
Sun., Dec. 31 Finland
Preliminary Round
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
W, 5-4 Joey Anderson
Tues., Jan. 2 Russia
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
W, 4-2 Kieffer Bellows
Thurs., Jan. 4 Sweden
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
L, 2-4 Josh Norris
Fri., Jan. 5 Czech Republic
Bronze-Medal Game
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
W, 9-3 Trent Frederic

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