USA Hockey pares down U.S. world junior evaluation camp roster

USA Hockey cut 13 players Tuesday, leaving 31 players in attendance at the national junior evaluation camp in Lake Placid, N.Y.

The players that remain, including 24 with college connections, will play exhibition games against Canada, Finland and Sweden later this week.

The players are auditioning for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship that will be held Dec. 26, 2013-Jan. 5, 2014, in Malmo, Sweden.

The national junior team will be selected following a pre-tournament camp Dec. 15-18 in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

Player's NamePositionSchool (*incoming recruit)
Thatcher DemkoGBoston College (* 2014)
Jon GilliesGProvidence
Mike BrodzinskiDMinnesota *
Will ButcherDDenver *
Connor CliftonDQuinnipiac *
Matt GrzelcykDBoston University
Ian McCoshenDBoston College *
Brett PesceDNew Hampshire
Steve SantiniDBoston College *
Brady SkjeiDMinnesota
Riley BarberFMiami
Taylor CammarataFMinnesota *
J.T. CompherFMichigan *
Andrew CoppFMichigan
Tommy DiPauliFNotre Dame
Hudson FaschingFMinnesota *
Jake GuentzelFNebraska-Omaha *
Nic KerdilesFWisconsin
Tyler MotteFMichigan *
Cristoval NievesFMichigan
Dan O'ReganFBoston University
Quentin ShoreFDenver
Zach StepanFMinnesota State *
Dominic ToninatoFMinnesota-Duluth *