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USA Hockey announced today the preliminary 28-man roster for the 2018 U.S. National Junior Team that will play at the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship from Dec. 26, 2017- Jan. 5, 2018 in Buffalo, New York.
Of the 28 selected for the preliminary camp, 13 are USA Hockey National Team Development Program alums.
The roster includes: goaltenders Jake Oettinger (2014-16/Boston University), and Joseph Woll (2014-16/Boston College), defensemen Adam Fox (2014-16/Harvard University), Quinn Hughes (2015-17/University of Michigan), Phil Kemp (2015-17/ Yale University), Ryan Lindgren (2014-16/ University of Minnesota) and forwards Joey Anderson (2014-16/ University of Minnesota-Duluth), Kieffer Bellows (2015-16/ Portland Winterhawks), Trent Frederic (2014-16/ University of Wisconsin), Max Jones (2014-15/London Knights), Will Lockwood (2014-16/ University of Michigan), Josh Norris (2015-17/ University of Michigan), Brady Tkachuk (2015-17/ Boston University).
Last year, Tkachuk, Hughes, Kemp and Norris helped the Team USA win gold at the 2017 IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship in Popras and Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia.
The players will attend training camp Dec. 15-19 at Nationwide Arena and OhioHealth Ice Haus in Columbus, Ohio, followed by an additional camp in Jamestown, New York, from Dec. 20-23.
The final tournament roster is expected to be announced by Dec. 23.