USA Hockey released this week their roster for the selection camp for the 2014 world junior hockey championship, at first glance they lost big names. But will it stop them for winning the Gold for a second year in a row?
Seth Jones, John Gibson and Alex Galchenyuk were a big part of the team when they won the gold last year, but this year team USA will have to replace those guys since they’re already playing either in the NHL or the AHL. In net they’ll still have some good experience with John Gillies who was Gibson’s backup last year, so he knows what needs to be done.
This year seems to have a lot, A LOT of guys from Boston College so the chemistry should be there right from the start. Very important for this type of tournament.
Hockey USA will name their final roster on December 23rd.
Riley Barber (Miami University, NCAA)
J.T. Compher (University of Michigan, NCAA)
Andrew Copp (Univeristy of Michigan, NCAA)
Tommy DiPauli (Univeristy of Notre Dame, NCAA)
Jack Eichel (Boston University, NCAA)
Adam Erne (Quebec Remparts, QMJHL)
Hudson Fasching (University of Michigan, NCAA)
Ryan Fitzgerald (Boston College, NCAA)
Ryan Hartman (Plymouth Whalers, OHL)
Nic Kerdiles (University of Wisconsin, NCAA)
*Stefan Matteau (Albany Devils, AHL)
Tyler Motte (University of Michigan, NCAA)
Dan O’Regan (Boston University, NCAA)
Henrik Samuelsson (Edmonton Oil Kings, WHL)
Quentin Shore (University of Denver, NCAA)
Will Butcher (University of Denver, NCAA)
*Connor Carrick (Hershey Bears, AHL)
Anthony DeAngelo (Sarnia Sting, OHL)
Matt Grzelcyk (Boston College, NCAA)
Ian McCoshen (Boston College, NCAA)
Brett Pesce (New Hampshire University, NCAA)
Steve Santini (Boston College, NCAA)
Brady Skjel (University Of Minnesota, NCAA)
Tatcher Demko (Boston College, NCAA)
Anthony Stolarz (London Knights, OHL)
John Gillies (Providence University, NCAA)
*Expected to be released.
Don’t forget to check out the 2014 World Juniors Schedule, you won’t want to miss the action!