U.S. Names Junior Camp Roster
Thirty current and future college hockey players are among the 40 players invited to USA Hockey's National Junior Evaluation Camp, Aug. 3-10 in Lake Placid, N.Y.
The players, who will be auditioning for spots on the U.S. National Junior Team that will be defending the U.S.'s gold medal at the World Junior Championship, include current players or commitments representing 16 NCAA Division I schools. The roster does not include goaltenders, whose invitations will be announced later this month.
Minnesota leads all schools with five representatives on the roster, followed by Michigan (four), Boston University (three), and Boston College, Denver, North Dakota and Notre Dame (two each). Golden Gopher head coach Don Lucia will coach the U.S. team, with assistance from St. Cloud State head coach Bob Motzko, Boston College assistant coach Greg Brown, Denver assistant coach David Lassonde and Yale assistant coach Dan Muse.
Eleven of the selections were freshmen in college last season. Eighteen will be freshmen this fall, with one more planning to enroll in 2014.
The camp, which will be held at Lake Placid's Olympic Center utilizing the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena, includes practices and international games against Canada, Finland and Sweden. A full schedule is below. Tickets can be purchased online at WhiteFaceLakePlacid.com, by phone at (518) 523-3330 or in person at the Olympic Center Box Office.
College Players on U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp Roster
|Gage Ausmus||North Dakota*|
|Matt Grzelcyk||Boston University|
|Ian McCoshen||Boston College*|
|Brett Pesce||New Hampshire|
|Steve Santini||Boston College*|
|Keaton Thompson||North Dakota*|
|Thomas DiPauli||Notre Dame|
|Vince Hinostroza||Notre Dame*|
|Matt Lane||Boston University|
|Michael McCarron||Western Michigan*|
|Dan O'Regan||Boston University|
|Zach Stepan||Minnesota State*|
|Dominic Toninato||Minnesota Duluth*|
|* Enrolling this fall|
|# Enrolling fall 2014|