Collegians Fill U.S. WJSS Roster
39 players, recruits invited to Summer Showcase at USA Hockey Arena.

North Dakota’s Jake Sanderson is one of six returnees from the 2021 U.S. National Junior Team (Photo by Mark Kuhlmann).

Thirty-nine current and committed college players highlight the group of 44 players who will represent the United States at the 2021 World Junior Summer Showcase, USA Hockey announced Monday.

The event, set for July 24-31 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich., will feature teams from the U.S., Finland and Sweden, as players audition for their respective national teams for the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship.

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Eighteen schools are represented by players or recruits on the U.S. roster. Michigan leads all schools with six representatives, followed by Boston University and Minnesota (four each), and Denver and Notre Dame (three each).

Sixteen of the players were freshmen in 2020-21. Twenty-two will be freshmen this fall, while one (Logan Cooley, Notre Dame) is slated to enroll in 2022-23.

Six players on the roster – Matty Beniers, Brett Berard, Brock Faber, Tyler Kleven, Jake Sanderson and Landon Slaggert – are returnees from the 2021 U.S. National Junior Team that won gold at the World Junior Championship.

The WJSS will include 11 games across eight days, with games streamed live on HockeyTV.

2021 U.S. World Junior Summer Showcase Roster
Name Most Recent Team 2021-22 NCAA Team
Aidan Campbell Erie (OHL)  
Drew Commesso Boston University Boston University
Kaidan Mbereko U.S. National Under-18 Team Uncommitted
Tucker Tynan Niagara (OHL)  

Sean Behrens U.S. National Under-18 Team Denver
Shai Buium Sioux City (USHL) Denver
Brock Faber Minnesota Minnesota
Alex Gagne Muskegon (USHL) New Hampshire
Aidan Hreschuk U.S. National Under-18 Team Boston College
Luke Hughes U.S. National Under-18 Team Michigan
Wyatt Kaiser Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
Connor Kelley Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
Tyler Kleven North Dakota North Dakota
Ian Moore Chicago (USHL) Harvard
Scott Morrow Shattuck-St. Mary’s Massachusetts
Jack Peart Fargo (USHL) St. Cloud State
Eamon Powell Boston College Boston College
Jake Sanderson North Dakota North Dakota
Jacob Truscott Michigan Michigan
Ryan Ufko Chicago (USHL) Massachusetts

Carson Bantle Michigan Tech Wisconsin
Matty Beniers Michigan Michigan
Brett Berard Providence Providence
Cameron Berg Muskegon (USHL) Omaha
Thomas Bordeleau Michigan Michigan
Tyler Boucher U.S. National Under-18 Team Boston University
Tristan Broz Fargo (USHL) Minnesota
Logan Cooley U.S. National Under-17 Team Notre Dame (2022-23)
Matt Coronato Chicago (USHL) Harvard
Tanner Dickinson Soo (OHL)  
Josh Doan Chicago (USHL) Arizona State
Dylan Duke U.S. National Under-18 Team Michigan
Matthew Knies Tri-City (USHL) Minnesota
Chaz Lucius U.S. National Under-18 Team Minnesota
Carter Mazur Tri-City (USHL) Denver
Declan McDonnell Syracuse (AHL)  
Sasha Pastujov U.S. National Under-18 Team Notre Dame
Dylan Peterson Boston University Boston University
Mackie Samoskevich Chicago (USHL) Michigan
Red Savage U.S. National Under-18 Team Miami
Landon Slaggert Notre Dame Notre Dame
Ty Smilanic Quinnipiac Quinnipiac
Luke Tuch Boston University Boston University
Chase Yoder Providence Providence