Summer Showcase Features NCAA Stars
Nineteen schools have players participating in World Junior preview event.

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Wisconsin’s K’Andre Miller is among the returning players from the 2019 U.S. National Junior Team attending the World Junior Summer Showcase.

Dozens of college players will take the ice in the 2019 World Junior Summer Showcase, set for July 26 through Aug. 3 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich.

The showcase serves as an evaluation camp for the 2020 United States National Junior Team and features two U.S. teams plus entries from Canada, Finland and Sweden.

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In addition, the event provides a look at some of college hockey’s top talent in 2019-20, including many players who will be impact freshmen. The U.S. rosters feature 38 NCAA players, representing 19 schools. All but three former NCAA players will be playing college hockey in 2019-20.

Boston College and Wisconsin lead all schools with five players on the U.S. rosters; Boston University boasts four, while Minnesota and Notre Dame each have three.

Canada’s roster features five college players: Jacob Bernard-Docker and Jonny Tychonick of North Dakota, Jack McBain and Alex Newhook of Boston College, and Peter Diliberatore of Quinnipiac. Finland’s roster features Minnesota sophomore Sampo Ranta, while Sewden’s includes future Michigan goaltender Erik Portillo.

HockeyTV and NHL Network will provide coverage of the 2019 World Junior Summer Showcase, with NHL Network carrying the final six games of the event (July 31-Aug. 3).

Minnesota Duluth’s Scott Sandelin is the head coach of the 2020 U.S. National Junior Team, with assistant coaches David Lassonde (Dartmouth), Steve Miller (Ohio State), Brett Larson (St. Cloud State) and Jerry Keefe (Northeastern).

U.S. Team Blue
No. Name NCAA Team
Goaltenders
1 Isaiah Saville Omaha
30 Spencer Knight Boston College

Defensemen
2 Mattias Samuelsson Western Michigan
3 Ty Emberson Wisconsin
4 Ryan Johnson Minnesota
5 Christian Krygier Michigan State
6 Jackson LaCombe Minnesota
7 Spencer Stastney Notre Dame
8 Cam York Michigan
11 Marshall Warren Boston College

Forwards
12 Bobby Brink Denver
14 Cole Caufield Wisconsin
15 Joel Farabee Boston University*
16 Parker Ford Providence
17 Jon Gruden Miami*
18 John Beecher Michigan
19 Alex Turcotte Wisconsin
20 Luke Loheit Minnesota Duluth
21 Blake McLaughlin Minnesota
22 Owen Lindmark Wisconsin
23 Shane Pinto North Dakota
25 Luke Toporowski  

U.S. Team White
No. Name NCAA Team
Goaltenders
1 Drew DeRidder Michigan State
30 Dustin Wolf  

Defensemen
2 Alex Vlasic Boston University
3 Slava Demin Denver
4 Drew Helleson Boston College
5 Jordan Harris Northeastern
6 Zac Jones Massachusetts
7 Case McCarthy Boston University
8 Bode Wilde  
11 K’Andre Miller Wisconsin

Forwards
9 Matthew Boldy Boston College
10 Jack Drury Harvard
14 Nick Robertson  
15 John Farinacci Harvard
16 Trevor Janicke Notre Dame
17 Blade Jenkins  
18 Curtis Hall Yale
19 Arthur Kaliyev  
20 Jacob Pivonka Notre Dame
21 Trevor Zegras Boston University
22 Demetrios Koumontzis Arizona State
25 Oliver Wahlstrom Boston College*

* Former player