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Blue & White Rosters Set for USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp

By USAHockey.com
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today the blue and white team designations for its National Junior Evaluation Camp that will be taking place in Lake Placid, New York, Aug. 2-9. The 42 athletes participating in the camp have been separated into two groups for the first three days of practices and games vs. Finland and Sweden. Blue Roster | White Roster

On Aug. 5, Team USA will trim its roster and a single U.S. squad will finish the camp with practices and games against Czech Republic, Finland and Sweden.

Team Blue will be coached by Kevin Patrick (Schenectady, N.Y./Univ. of Vermont) and Tony Granato (Downers Grove, Ill./Detroit Red Wings). Team White will be coached by Mike Ayers (Hingham, Mass./Boston College) and Mike Sullivan (Centerville, Mass.).

Notes: Of the 42 players invited to the U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp, 14 competed in the United States Hockey League during the 2013-14 season, including 10 from USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program … Nineteen players competed in the college hockey ranks last season … Thirteen of the 42 players participated in last year’s camp … The 2015 U.S. National Junior Team will be selected following a pre-tournament camp in December to be held in Boston … At the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, the U.S. will compete in a group with Finland, Germany, Slovakia and Canada.

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