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Roster Unveiled for 2015 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp

By USAHockey.com, 06/18/15, 8:30AM EDT

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Event Set for August 1-8 in Lake Placid, New York

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo – USA Hockey today announced the 40 players that have been invited to the U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp, August 1-8, in Lake Placid, New York. The players will audition for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2016 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, December 26, 2015 through January 5, 2016, in Helsinki, Finland.

The United States has medaled in three of the last six IIHF World Junior Championships, including gold in 2013 and 2010 and bronze in 2011.

Of the 40 players attending, 11 are returnees from the 2015 U.S. National Junior Team, while 25 have won medals at IIHF events. 

Players will stay at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center while all games and practices will be held at Lake Placid Olympic Center's 1980 Herb Brooks Arena. The U.S. players will practice and compete in international games against Finland and Sweden. Ticket information will be announced at a later date.

International Ice Hockey Federation Experience

Event (Result) Name (Hometown)
2015 IIHF Men's World Championship (Bronze) Jack Eichel (North Chelmsford, Mass.)
Dylan Larkin (Waterford, Mich.)
2015 IIHF World Junior Championship (5th Place) Brandon Carlo (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Ryan Collins (Bloomington, Minn.)
Jack Eichel (North Chelmsford, Mass.)
Brandon Halverson (Traverse City, Mich.)
Noah Hanifin (Norwood, Mass.)
Dylan Larkin (Waterford, Mich.)
Auston Matthews (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Sonny Milano (Massapequa, N.Y.)
Nick Schmaltz (Verona, Wis.)
Alex Tuch (Baldwinsville, N.Y.)
Zach Werenski (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.)
2015 IIHF Men's Under-18 World Championship (Gold) Jeremy Bracco (Freeport, N.Y.)
Christian Fischer (Wayne, Ill.)
Jordan Greenway (Potsdam, N.Y.)
Chad Krys (Ridgeifled, Conn.)
Caleb Jones (Frisco, Texas.)
Auston Matthews (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Charlie McAvoy (Long Beach, N.Y..)
Luke Opilka (St. Louis, Mo.)
Jack Roslovic (Columbus, Ohio)
Evan Sarthou (Black Diamond, Wash.)
Matthew Tkachuk (St. Louis, Mo.)
Colin White (Hanover, Mass.)
2014 IIHF World Junior Championship (5th Place) Jack Eichel (North Chelmsford, Mass.)
2014 IIHF Men's Under-18 World Championship (Gold) Louis Belpedio (Skokie, Ill.)
Anders Bjork (Mequon, Wis.)
Ryan Collins (Bloomington, Minn.)
Kyle Connor (Shelby Township, Mich.)
Jack Dougherty (Cottage Grove, Minn.)
Jack Eichel (North Chelmsford, Mass.)
Brandon Fortunato (North Hills, N.Y.)
Noah Hanifin (Norwood, Mass.)
Ryan Hitchcock (Mannaset, N.Y.)
Dylan Larkin (Waterford, Mich.)
Auston Matthews (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Johnathon MacLeod (Dracut, Mass.)
Sonny Milano (Massapequa, N.Y.)
Alex Tuch (Baldwinsville, N.Y.)
2013 IIHF Men's Under-18 World Championship (Silver) Jack Eichel (North Chelmsford, Mass.)

NOTES: Of the 40 players invited to the U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp, 15 competed in the United States Hockey League during the 2014-15 season, including 11 from USA Hockey's National Team Development Program ... Fifteen players competed in the college hockey ranks last season ... Sixteen of the 39 players participated in last year's camp. Goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic (Parma, Ohio), who participated in last year's camp and was a member of the 2015 U.S. National Junior Team, will miss camp due to injury ... Ron Wilson (Riverside, R.I.) is the head coach of the 2016 U.S. National Junior Team. He is the first U.S. National Junior Team head coach to have previously served as a head head coach in the National Hockey League and joins Lou Vairo (Colorado Springs, Colo.) as the only other U.S. National Junior Team head coach to have also served as head coach of a U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team and a U.S. Men's National Team ... The assistant coaches for Team USA are Chris Chelios (Chicago, Ill.), Danton Cole (Pontiac, Mich.) and Kevin Reiter (Pittsburg, Pa.) ... Jim Johannson (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey's assistant executive director for hockey operations, is serving as the general manager of Team USA for the seventh consecutive year ... Kelly Miller (Lansing, Mich.) and Doug Weight (Warren, Mich.) will serve as guest coaches at the U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp ... 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.

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Team USA Camp Game Schedule

Date Game Time (ET)
Sat., Aug. 1 USA White vs. USA Blue Blue, 4-3
Sun., Aug. 2 USA White vs. Finland W, 5-2
USA Blue vs. Sweden L, 2-5
Mon., Aug. 3 USA Blue vs. Finland L, 3-10
USA White vs. Sweden W, 10-3
Wed., Aug. 5 USA vs. Finland W, 10-3
Thurs., Aug. 6 USA vs. Sweden L, 2-5
Sat., Aug. 8 USA vs. Finland 1 p.m.

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