Commits Fill U.S. U18 Roster
At least 21 future collegians to lead U.S. pursuit of gold in Texas.

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Dylan Duke is committed to Michigan, one of 12 schools with recruits on the U.S. roster (Photo by Rena Laverty / USA Hockey’s NTDP).

Twenty-one NCAA commits headed to 12 different schools will lead the United States at the 2021 IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship, USA Hockey announced Thursday.

The 10-nation tournament will be held April 26-May 6 in Frisco and Plano, Texas. Twenty-four of the 25 players on the roster are members of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program.

Notre Dame leads all schools with six recruits on the roster, while Boston College, Boston University, Denver and Northeastern each have a pair.

Canada will also feature a pair of NCAA recruits on its roster: Corson Ceulemans (Wisconsin) and Guillaume Richard (Maine).

The U.S. will be led by former Yale assistant coach and current NTDP coach Dan Muse. Yale’s Keith Allain will be among his assistants, along with Mike Leone, Greg Mauldin, Nick Fohr and David Lassonde.

The U.S. is in search of its 11th gold medal in tournament history after most recently claiming gold in 2017 in Poprad, Slovakia. Team USA has medaled in a record 16 consecutive tournaments, including six golds in the last 10 tournaments.

2021 U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team
Goaltenders
1 Braden Holt N/A
29 Gibson Homer Uncommitted
30 Kaidan Mbereko Uncommitted

Defensemen
2 Sean Behrens Denver
5 Ty Murchison Arizona State
10 Ethan Straky Notre Dame
17 Aidan Hreschuk Boston College
18 Jacob Martin Wisconsin
20 Lane Hutson Boston University
24 Ty Gallagher Notre Dame
27 Roman Schmidt Boston University

Forwards
4 Jack Hughes Northeastern
7 Jack Devine Denver
8 Justin Janicke Notre Dame
9 Liam Gilmartin Providence
11 Chaz Lucius Minnesota
12 Sasha Pastujov Notre Dame
14 Rutger McGroarty Notre Dame
15 Ryan St. Louis Northeastern
19 Red Savage Miami
22 Isaac Howard Minnesota Duluth
23 Logan Cooley Notre Dame
25 Dylan Duke Michigan
26 Andre Gasseau Boston College
28 Charlie Stramel Uncommitted