Toronto, ON – Five OHL 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.
The five OHL players are part of a group of 44 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 OHL 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) are considered top prospects for this coming weekend’s 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.
OHL 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.).
5 OHL PLAYERS NAMED TO U.S. ROSTER FOR WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE
Alec Regula (London Knights)
Bode Wilde (Saginaw Spirit)
Jonathan Gruden (London Knights)*
Blade Jenkins (Saginaw Spirit)
Arthur Kaliyev (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Nick Robertson (Peterborough Petes)
*player committed to OHL club for 2019-20 season
For more information visit usahockey.com.