Jack Hughes (photo by Michael Caples/MiHockey)

USA Hockey finalizes World Junior roster after pair of exhibition wins

 

By @MichaelCaples –

After winning both of its pre-tournament games, USA Hockey has finalized its roster for the upcoming 2019 World Juniors.

“We’ve said from day one that this is a selection process, and as a staff we’re thrilled with the 23 players selected to represent the United States in one of the greatest tournaments on the hockey calendar,” said John Vanbiesbrouck, general manager of the 2019 U.S. National Junior Team and also the assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. “By no means did we come to this decision easily, and that’s a credit to the players. It’s easy to say our talent pool is deeper than it’s ever been, but so too is the character of these young players, and now it’s time for these 23 selected players to come together and represent our country with pride.”

Team USA officially begins play on Dec. 26 against Slovakia. In their pre-tournament games, the Americans recorded a 3-2 win over Russia and a 6-2 win over the Czech Republic.

Michigan names officially representing Team USA at the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia are as follows:

Josh Norris – University of Michigan (Oxford native)

Sasha Chmelevski – Ottawa 67s (Northville native)

Logan Cockerill – Boston University (Brighton native)

Jason Robertson – Niagara IceDogs (Northville native)

Quinn Hughes – University of Michigan (NTDP alum)

Mattias Samuelsson – Western Michigan (NTDP alum)

Jack Hughes – NTDP Under-18 Team

Spencer Knight – NTDP Under-18 Team

Evan Barratt – NTDP alum

Oliver Wahlstrom – NTDP alum

Joel Farabee – NTDP alum

Phil Kemp – NTDP alum

K’Andre Miller – NTDP alum

Kyle Keyser – Belle Tire, Victory Honda alum

 

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