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.
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|
|30||Spencer Knight||Boston College|
|2||Mattias Samuelsson||Western Michigan|
|5||Christian Krygier||Michigan State|
|7||Spencer Stastney||Notre Dame|
|11||Marshall Warren||Boston College|
|15||Joel Farabee||Boston University*|
|20||Luke Loheit||Minnesota Duluth|
|23||Shane Pinto||North Dakota|
|U.S. Team White|
|1||Drew DeRidder||Michigan State|
|2||Alex Vlasic||Boston University|
|4||Drew Helleson||Boston College|
|7||Case McCarthy||Boston University|
|9||Matthew Boldy||Boston College|
|16||Trevor Janicke||Notre Dame|
|20||Jacob Pivonka||Notre Dame|
|21||Trevor Zegras||Boston University|
|22||Demetrios Koumontzis||Arizona State|
|25||Oliver Wahlstrom||Boston College*|
* Former player