USA Hockey has invited 38 NCAA players and recruits to the 2020 World Junior Summer Showcase, the organization announced Tuesday.
The event, set for July 24-Aug. 1 in Plymouth, Mich., will feature 43 players in contention for spots on the U.S. National Junior Team that will compete at the 2021 World Junior Championship.
The NCAA players in camp represent 14 schools. Boston University leads all programs with eight representatives, followed by Boston College, Harvard, Michigan and Wisconsin with four each.
Unlike previous years the WJSS will not include competition against teams from other countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will allow the national team’s staff – which includes head coach Nate Leaman of Providence – to work with and evaluate the players.
“We’re excited to have our players and staff together,” said John Vanbiesbrouck, general manager of the U.S. National Junior Team and assistant executive director of hockey operations at USA Hockey. “While Finland, Sweden and Canada won’t be joining us as we’ve been used to in past years, this will provide a great opportunity to have our players back on the ice and begin the process in earnest of building our team for the World Junior Championship.”
Nine players on the roster are returnees from last year’s U.S. National Junior Team, including collegians Spencer Knight (Boston College), Cam York (Michigan), John Beecher (Michigan), Bobby Brink (Denver), Cole Caufield (Wisconsin), Alex Turcotte (Wisconsin) and Trevor Zegras (Boston University).
Joining Leaman on the coaching staff are assistant coaches Ted Donato (Harvard), Kris Mayotte (Michigan), Steve Miller (Ohio State) and video coach Theresa Feaster (Providence).
The 2021 World Junior Championship will be held Dec. 26, 2020, through Jan. 5, 2021, in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta.
|2020 World Junior Summer Showcase U.S. Roster|
|Name||Birthdate||2019-20 Team||NCAA Team|
|Drew Commesso||7/19/02||U.S. National Under-18 Team (NTDP)||Boston University|
|Spencer Knight||4/19/01||Boston College (H. East)|
|Logan Stein||4/26/01||Waterloo (USHL)||Ferris State|
|Dustin Wolf||4/16/01||Everett (WHL)|
|Brock Faber||8/22/02||U.S. National Under-18 Team (NTDP)||Minnesota|
|Domenick Fensore||9/7/01||Boston University (H. East)|
|Drew Helleson||3/26/01||Boston College (H. East)|
|Ryan Johnson||7/24/01||Minnesota (Big Ten)|
|Tyler Kleven||1/10/02||U.S. National Under-18 Team (NTDP)||North Dakota|
|Jackson LaCombe||1/9/01||Minnesota (Big Ten)|
|Case McCarthy||1/9/01||Boston University (H. East)|
|Jake Sanderson||7/8/02||U.S. National Under-18 Team (NTDP)||North Dakota|
|Hunter Skinner||4/29/01||London (OHL)|
|Jayden Struble||9/8/01||Northeastern (H. East)|
|Henry Thrun||3/12/01||Harvard (ECAC)|
|Alex Vlasic||6/5/01||Boston University (H. East)|
|Marshall Warren||4/20/01||Boston College (H. East)|
|Cam York||1/5/01||Michigan (Big Ten)|
|John Beecher||4/5/01||Michigan (Big Ten)|
|Matthew Beniers||11/5/02||U.S. National Under-18 Team (NTDP)||Harvard|
|Brett Berard||9/9/02||U.S. National Under-18 Team (NTDP)||Providence|
|Matthew Boldy||4/5/01||Boston College (H. East)|
|Thomas Bordeleau||1/3/02||U.S. National Under-18 Team (NTDP)||Michigan|
|Bobby Brink||7/8/01||Denver (NCHC)|
|Brendan Brisson||10/22/01||Chicago (USHL)||Michigan|
|Cole Caufield||1/2/01||Wisconsin (Big Ten)|
|Sam Colangelo||12/26/01||Chicago (USHL)||Northeastern|
|John Farinacci||2/14/01||Harvard (ECAC)|
|Sean Farrell||11/2/01||Chicago (USHL)||Harvard|
|Michael Gildon||6/21/01||Ohio State (Big Ten)|
|Cross Hanas||1/5/02||Portland (WHL)|
|Arthur Kaliyev||6/26/01||Hamilton (OHL)|
|Owen Lindmark||5/17/01||Wisconsin (Big Ten)|
|Robert Mastrosimone||1/24/01||Boston University (H. East)|
|Patrick Moynihan||1/23/01||Providence (H. East)|
|Josh Nodler||4/27/01||Michigan State (Big Ten)|
|Dylan Peterson||1/8/02||U.S. National Under-18 Team (NTDP)||Boston University|
|Landon Slaggert||6/25/02||U.S. National Under-18 Team (NTDP)||Notre Dame|
|Sam Stange||4/20/01||Sioux Falls (USHL)||Wisconsin|
|Lukas Svejkovsky||11/28/01||Medicine Hat (WHL)|
|Luke Tuch||3/7/02||U.S. National Under-18 Team (NTDP)||Boston University|
|Alex Turcotte||2/26/01||Wisconsin (Big Ten)|
|Trevor Zegras||3/20/01||Boston University (H. East)|