33 NCAA Players Invited to WJC Camp
USA Hockey Arena to host 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase.

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Harvard’s Adam Fox led all NCAA defensemen in scoring as a freshman (Photo by Gil Talbot).

Players with NCAA connections make up the vast majority of United States invitations to the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase, USA Hockey announced Tuesday.

USA Hockey Announcement

A total of 33 college players are on the 42-player U.S. roster headed to the event, which is set for July 29 to Aug. 5 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich. The four-nation event features players contending for spots on their respective national teams for the 2018 World Junior Championship, which will be held in Buffalo, N.Y.

Fifteen NCAA schools have players or recruits among the U.S. invitees. Boston University leads all schools with six representatives (including a former player); Minnesota Duluth and Michigan have four each while Harvard, Minnesota and Wisconsin each have three.

Seven invitees are returnees from the U.S. team that captured the gold medal in the 2017 World Junior Championship, a group that featured 20 NCAA players. The entire coaching staff from that team – led by St. Cloud State head coach Bob Motzko – returns to guide this year’s group.

The U.S. players at the World Junior Summer Showcase will be divided into two rosters. Those teams will compete against teams from Finland, Sweden, and two teams from Canada. Visit usahockey.com for a complete schedule of games.

NCAA Players on the U.S. World Junior Summer Showcase Roster
Player 2016-17 Team NCAA Team

Goaltenders
Jake Oettinger Boston University  
Keith Petruzzelli Muskegon (USHL) Quinnipiac
Dylan St. Cyr U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) Notre Dame
Joseph Woll Boston College  

Defensemen
Mikey Anderson Waterloo (USHL) Minnesota Duluth
Adam Fox Harvard  
Max Gildon U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) New Hampshire
Quinn Hughes U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) Michigan
Tyler Inamoto U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) Wisconsin
Phil Kemp U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) Yale
Nate Knoepke U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) Minnesota
Chad Krys Boston University  
Ryan Lindgren Minnesota  
Luke Martin Michigan  
Andrew Peeke Notre Dame  
Dylan Samberg Waterloo (USHL) Minnesota Duluth

Forwards
Joey Anderson Minnesota Duluth  
Jack Badini Chicago (USHL) Harvard
Evan Barrett U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) Penn State
Kieffer Bellows Boston University*  
Logan Cockerill U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) Boston University
Sean Dhooghe U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) Wisconsin
Trent Frederic Wisconsin  
Patrick Harper Boston University  
Patrick Khodorenko Michigan State  
Will Lockwood Michigan  
Grant Mismash U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) North Dakota
Casey Mittelstadt Eden Prairie HS Minnesota
Josh Norris U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) Michigan
Ryan Poehling St. Cloud State  
Brady Tkachuk U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) Boston University
Riley Tufte Minnesota Duluth  
Oliver Wahlstrom U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) Harvard
* Former player