26 Named to Preliminary Roster
NCAA players to contend for spots on U.S. National Junior Team.

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Wisconsin’s Cole Caufield is one of 10 players from last year’s team named to the preliminary roster.

Twenty-six players with NCAA ties are among the 29 named to the U.S. National Junior Team Preliminary Roster, USA Hockey announced Monday. The group will take part in a training camp from Dec. 6-13 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich.

The players will compete for spots on the 25-player roster that will represent the United States in the 2021 World Junior Championship set for Edmonton from Dec. 25 to Jan. 5. The final roster will be announced Dec. 13.

Ten schools are represented among the 26 NCAA players, which includes current and former college players. Michigan leads all schools with five players selected, while Boston College, Boston University, Minnesota and Providence have three each.

Providence head coach Nate Leaman is the head coach of the 2021 U.S. National Junior Team, with Ted Donato (Harvard), Kris Mayotte (Michigan) and Steve Miller (Ohio State) serving as assistant coaches and Theresa Feaster (Providence) as video coach.

2021 U.S. National Junior Team Preliminary Roster
Player NCAA Team
Goaltenders
Drew Commesso Boston University
Spencer Knight Boston College
Dustin Wolf  

Defensemen
Brock Faber Minnesota
Drew Helleson Boston College
Ryan Johnson Minnesota
Jackson LaCombe Minnesota
Cam McDonald Providence
Jake Sanderson North Dakota
Henry Thrun Harvard
Alex Vlasic Boston University
Cam York Michigan

Forwards
John Beecher Michigan
Matthew Beniers Michigan
Brett Berard Providence
Matthew Boldy Boston College
Thomas Bordeleau Michigan
Bobby Brink Denver
Brendan Brisson Michigan
Cole Caufield Wisconsin
Sam Colangelo Northeastern
John Farinacci Harvard
Arthur Kaliyev  
Robert Mastrosimone Boston University
Patrick Moynihan Providence
Nick Robertson  
Landon Slaggert Notre Dame
Alex Turcotte Wisconsin
Trevor Zegras Boston University