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Pre-Tournament Camps Set For 2019 US National Junior Team

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COLOGNE, GERMANY - MAY 16: USA's Johnny Gaudreau #13, Noah Hanifin #55, Anders Lee #27 and Jack Eichel #15 celebrate after a third period goal against Russia during preliminary round action at the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. ā€“ USA Hockey announced today the pre-tournament camps for its 2019 U.S. National Junior Team that will compete in the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C.

The U.S., which enters this year’s tournament having medaled in three-straight IIHF World Junior Championships for the first time (gold – 2017, bronze – 2016, 2018), will convene at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Wash., for its initial pre-tournament training camp from Dec. 14-18. The team will then travel to Kamloops, B.C., where it will hold skates from Dec. 19-23. Practice times will be released in the coming days.

The preliminary roster for the 2019 U.S. National Junior Team will be unveiled in early December.

NOTES: Practice times and media credential details for both Everett and Kamloops camps will be released in the coming days … John Vanbiesbrouck (Detroit, Mich.), USA Hockey’s assistant executive director of hockey operations, is serving as general manager of the 2019 U.S. National Junior Team … Mike Hastings (Crookston, Minn.) is the head coach of Team USA and joined by assistant coaches David Lassonde (Durham, N.H.), Steve Miller (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Scott Sandelin (Hibbing, Minn.) and Jerry Keefe (Saugus, Mass.) … In August, 42 players attended the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase in Kamloops, B.C. Complete details from that camp, including rosters and statistics, can be found here … USA Hockey’s international council, chaired by Gavin Regan (Potsdam, N.Y.), vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams.

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