COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today the 42 players that have been invited to the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase that will be held from July 28-Aug. 4 in Kamloops, British Columbia, at the Sandman Centre. The players will audition for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2018, through Jan. 5, 2019, in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia.
For the complete list of players invited to the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase, click here
Of the 42 players attending, six are returnees from last year’s U.S. National Junior Team that claimed the bronze medal at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, N.Y. Additionally, 25 players have won medals at IIHF events.
The United States enters the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship having earned three-straight medals (gold – 2017, bronze – 2016, 2018) for the first time in tournament history.
The week-long camp will include 11 international competitions between Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United States.
OHL PLAYERS NAMED TO INITIAL U.S. PRELIMINARY ROSTER:
Kyle Keyser (Oshawa Generals)
Joey Keane (Barrie Colts)
Alec Regula (London Knights)
Sasha Chmelevski (Ottawa 67’s)
Cole Coskey (Saginaw Spirit)
Ivan Lodnia (Erie Otters)
Jason Robertson (Kingston Frontenacs)
For more information visit usahockey.com.