Of the 22 United States Hockey League players named Monday to the U.S. Junior Select Team that will compete at the World Junior A Challenge next month, a total of21 already have a college commitment in place.
This year’s event will run Nov. 8-14 in Penticton, British Columbia and will include teams from Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States and two teams from Canada (East and West).
Goaltenders: Casey DeSmith (New Hampshire/Indiana Ice), Zane Gothberg (North Dakota/Fargo Force)
Defensemen: Brian Cooper (Fargo Force), Tommy Fallen (Air Force/Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Aaron Harstad (Colorado College/Green Bay Gamblers), Nick Mattson (North Dakota/Indiana Ice), Scott Mayfield (Denver/Youngstown Phantoms), Jordan Schmaltz (North Dakota/Sioux City Musketeers), Sam Windle (Bemidji State/Chicago Steel)
Forwards: Garrett Allen (Denver/Fargo Force), Seth Ambroz (Minnesota/Omaha Lancers), Austin Czarnik (Miami/Green Bay Gamblers), Ryan Dzingel (Ohio State/Lincoln Stars), Robert Francis (Western Michigan/Green Bay Gamblers), Max Gaede (Minnesota State/Sioux City Musketeers), Caleb Herbert (Minnesota-Duluth/Sioux City Musketeers), Cason Hohmann (Boston University/Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Max McCormick (Ohio State/Sioux City Musketeers), Jimmy Mullin (Miami/Fargo Force), Michael Parks (North Dakota/Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Colten St. Clair (North Dakota/Fargo Force), Sam Warning (Minnesota/Cedar Rapids RoughRiders)
Team USA will first face off against Canada West in an exhibition game on Sat., Nov. 6, at 10:30 p.m. EST, before beginning tournament play against Canada East on Mon., Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. EST.
UPDATE: Commitments added today (October 28) for DeSmith and Francis.