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7 CHL players named to U.S. roster for World Junior Summer Showcase

 

Toronto, ON – Seven CHL players have been selected to represent the United States at the 2019 World Junior Summer Showcase slated for July 26th to August 3rd in Plymouth, Mich.

Five players from the Ontario Hockey League join a pair of Western Hockey League performers as part of 44 players auditioning for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will compete in the 2020 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship set for December 26th through January 5th, 2020 in Ostrava and Trinec, Czech Republic.

The U.S. camp roster includes six players from last year’s U.S. National Junior Team that earned silver at the 2019 World Juniors in Vancouver, BC.

The CHL players attending include a trio of NHL prospects in Saginaw Spirit teammates Bode Wilde and Blade Jenkins, both selected by the New York Islanders last summer. London Knights defenceman Alec Regula was a third round pick of the Detroit Red Wings in 2018.

Forwards Arthur Kaliyev (Hamilton Bulldogs), Nick Robertson (Peterborough Petes) and Luke Toporowski (Spokane Chiefs) join netminder Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips) in being eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver, BC.

Additionally, recent London Knights 2019-20 commitment Jonathan Gruden, an Ottawa Senators prospect previously competing at Miami (Ohio) University also received an invitation.

The week-long camp will include 11 international competitions between Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United States.

CHL graduate John Vanbiesbrouck (Soo Greyhounds) is the general manager of the 2020 U.S. National Junior Team, a squad that will be coached by Scott Sandelin (Hibbing, Minn.).

7 CHL PLAYERS NAMED TO U.S. ROSTER FOR WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE

Goaltenders:
Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)

Defencemen:
Alec Regula (London Knights)
Bode Wilde (Saginaw Spirit)

Forwards:
Jonathan Gruden (London Knights)*
Blade Jenkins (Saginaw Spirit)
Arthur Kaliyev (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Nick Robertson (Peterborough Petes)
Luke Toporowski (Spokane Chiefs)

*player committed to CHL club for 2019-20 season

For more information visit usahockey.com.

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