Candidates For 2022 U.S. National Junior Team Reduced To 27

Among the 27 players are Matthew Knies (Phoenix, Ariz.) and Brock Faber (Maple Grove, Minn.), both who were part of the 2022 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team, and Thomas Bordeleau (Houston, Texas) and Luke Hughes (Canton, Mich.), who played on the 2022 U.S. Men’s National Team in the IIHF Men’s World Championship.

The final 25-player roster is expected to be named by August 7.

“We’re excited about our team,” said John Vanbiesbrouck, general manager of the 2022 U.S. National Junior Team. “It’s been fun to see the talent on the ice this week. It’s a real testament to the continued efforts of so many, including those at the grassroots level of our sport all across the country.”

The USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp began on July 24 and concludes on Tuesday (Aug. 2).

NOTES: Nate Leaman, head coach of the Providence College men’s ice hockey team, is the head coach of the 2022 U.S. National Junior Team … Team USA begins play in the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship on Aug. 9 against Germany. All U.S. games can be seen live on NHL Network … Team USA is the defending gold medalist at the IIHF World Junior Championship.


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