Males’s Hockey | 6/28/2021 4:36:00 PM
MINNEAPOLIS – USA Hockey has invited 4 gamers with ties to the Gopher males’s hockey program to the 2021 World Junior Summer time Showcase subsequent month at USA Hockey Enviornment in Plymouth, Mich.
‘U’ sophomore defenseman Brock Faber is considered one of six invitees returning after serving to the U.S. Nationwide Junior Group earn a gold medal on the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship whereas incoming freshmen forwards Tristan Broz, Matthew Knies and Chaz Lucius additionally earned invites.
The Gophers foursome is amongst 44 gamers invited to The Showcase – set for July 24-31 – in hopes of creating the U.S. Nationwide Junior Group for the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship (set for Dec. 26, 2021-Jan. 5, 2022 in Edmonton and Crimson Deer, Alberta). The U.S. roster will probably be break up into two groups for the occasion together with Finland and Sweden for 11 video games throughout eight days.
America will enter the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship having earned medals in 5 of the final six years, together with most just lately successful its fifth gold medal in 2021 in Edmonton, Alberta behind a blue line stuffed with the Gophers trio of Brock Faber, Ryan Johnson and Jackson LaCombe.
Gopher Hockey, which tied for probably the most representatives of any NCAA program on final yr’s U.S. squad, has a proud historical past on the IIHF World Junior Championship with the College of Minnesota being represented at 42 of the 45 occasions relationship again to the inaugural match in 1977.