Media credential application requests are now being accepted for the 2019 U.S. National Junior Team Training Camp set for Dec. 15-17 in Everett, Wash. The camp will include the best U.S. players under the age of 20 and serve as part of the selection process in determining the final roster that will represent the United States at the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship from Dec. 25, 2018 - Jan. 5, 2019 in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C.
Media wishing to attend any part of camp should complete the online credential form by Friday, Dec. 7, at 12 noon ET.
Angel of the Winds Arena
Times are subject to change
|Date||Practice Time (PT)|
|Sat., Dec. 15||11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.|
|Sun., Dec. 16||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|Mon., Dec. 17||9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.|
|3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.|
Media availability will take place in designated media zones. Additional media details for camp, including credential pickup, media zone location, internet access and more will be provided upon credential approval.
Following its camp in Everett, Team USA will travel to Kamloops where it will train at Sandman Centre from Dec. 18-20. During its time in Kamloops, Team USA will face off against Russia in a pre-tournament game at Sandman Centre on Dec. 20. The U.S. will then travel to Langley, B.C., to meet the Czech Republic in its final pre-tournament game at George Preston Recreation Centre on Dec. 22. Faceoff for both tilts are set for 7 p.m. local time (10 p.m. ET).
Media interested in Team USA's Kamloops camp, its pre-tournament games, or access to players and coaches outside of designated availability times should contact Jon Gomez.
John Vanbiesbrouck (Detroit, Mich.), USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations, is serving as general manager of the 2019 U.S. National Junior Team. Mike Hastings (Crookston, Minn./Minnesota State) is the head coach of Team USA and joined by assistant coaches David Lassonde (Durham, N.H./Dartmouth College), Steve Miller (Columbus, Ohio/Ohio State University), Scott Sandelin (Hibbing, Minn./University of Minnesota Duluth) and Jerry Keefe (Saugus, Mass./Northeastern University). USA Hockey's international council, chaired by Gavin Regan (Potsdam, N.Y.), vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams.
The preliminary roster for the 2019 U.S. National Junior Team will be unveiled in early December. In August, 42 players attended the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase in Kamloops, B.C. Complete details from that camp, including rosters and statistics, can be found here.
The 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship will take place from Dec. 26, 2018 - Jan. 5, 2019 in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. The United States enters the tournament having medaled in three-straight World Junior Championships for the first time in U.S. history after earning gold in 2017 and bronze in 2018 and 2016. Team USA will play its preliminary-round games in Victoria against Group B opponents Kazakhstan, Finland, Slovakia and Sweden. Quarterfinals will be split between the Vancouver and Victoria. The semifinal and medal games will be played at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. For more information about the tournament, click here.