Minnesota Hockey Magazine

Preliminary WJC Roster Revealed

Fasching, Skjei remain in running for World Junior Championship roster spots.

Featured Image: Hudson Fasching is one of two Minnesotans on Team USA's preliminary WJC playing roster. (MHM Photo / Jeff Wegge)

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Hudson Fasching is one of two Minnesotans on Team USA’s preliminary WJC playing roster.
(MHM Photo / Jeff Wegge)

USA Hockey today unveiled its 26-player preliminary roster for the 2014 U.S. National Junior Team that will participate in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship Dec. 26, 2013-Jan. 5, 2014, in Malmo, Sweden.

In addition to Gopher coach, and Team USA head coach, Don Lucia, Minnesota is represented by a pair of Gopher players, Hudson Fasching (Burnsville) and Brady Skjei (Lakeville), and St. Cloud State coach Bob Motzko who will serve as one of Lucia’s assistants. Three players remain to be cut from a roster which has been pared from the original 44 players who attended the 2013 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y. in August.

The 26 players, including 19 NCAA representatives, will participate in a training camp Dec. 15-18 at the University of Minnesota’s Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis, with preparations continuing in Angelholm, Sweden, before the final 23-man roster is announced on Dec. 23. The Mariucci Arena practices will be open to the public.

The U.S. will play three games before the start of the IIHF World Junior Championship highlighted by a Dec. 17 matchup in Mankato against Minnesota State. Contests in Angelholm vs. Finland on Dec. 20 and Sweden on Dec. 22 will follow.

“We’re excited about the group of players we’ve invited to camp,” said Jim Johannson, general manager of the 2014 U.S. National Junior Team and assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. “There will be some tough decisions in getting to the final roster, but that’s certainly a good problem to have.”

2014 Training Camp Roster

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Birthdate

S/C

Hometown

2013-14    Team (League)

Riley BarberF5-111852/7/94RightPittsburgh, Pa.Miami University (NCHC)
Will ButcherD5-111751/6/95LeftSun Prairie, Wis.University of Denver (NCHC)
Connor CarrickD5-111904/13/94RightOrland Park, Ill.Hershey Bears (AHL)
J.T. CompherF6-01704/8/95RightNorthbrook, Ill.University of Michigan (Big Ten)
Andrew CoppF6-12057/8/94LeftAnn Arbor, Mich.University of Michigan (Big Ten)
Tony DeAngeloD5-1117510/24/95RightPhiladelphia, Pa.Sarnia Sting (OHL)
Thatcher DemkoG6-319012/8/95LeftSan Diego, Calif.Boston College (HEA)
Tommy DiPauliF5-111854/29/94LeftWoodbridge, Ill.University of Notre Dame (HEA)
Jack EichelF6-119110/28/96RightNorth Chelmsford, Mass.U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Adam ErneF6-02104/20/95LeftNorth Branford, Conn.Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
Hudson FaschingF6-22007/28/95RightBurnsville, Minn.University of Minnesota (Big Ten)
Ryan FitzgeraldF5-916610/19/94LeftNorth Reading, Mass.Boston College (HEA)
Jon GilliesG6-52151/22/94LeftSouth Portland, MaineProvidence College (HEA)
Matt GrzelyckD5-91751/5/94LeftCharlestown, Mass.Boston University (HEA)
Ryan HartmanF5-111909/20/94RightWest Dundee, Ill.Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
Nic KerdilesF6-21961/11/94LeftIrvine, Calif.University of Wisconsin (Big Ten)
Stefan MatteauF6-12152/23/94LeftChicago, Ill.Albany Devils (AHL)
Ian McCoshenD6-22078/5/95LeftHudson, Wis.Boston College (HEA)
Tyler MotteF5-101803/10/95LeftSt. Clair, Mich.University of Michigan (Big Ten)
Dan O’ReganF5-101761/30/94RightNeedham, Mass.Boston University (HEA)
Brett PesceD6-318011/15/94RightTarrytown, N.Y.University of New Hampshire (HEA)
Henrik SamuelssonF6-32082/7/94RightScottsdale, Ariz.Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
Steve SantiniD6-22073/7/95RightMahopac, N.Y.Boston College (HEA)
Quentin ShoreF6-11855/25/94RightDenver, Colo.University of Denver (NCHC)
Brady SkjeiD6-21973/26/94LeftLakeville, Minn.University of Minnesota (Big Ten)
Anthony StolarzG6-62201/20/94LeftEdison, N.J.London Knights (OHL)