Host U.S. ready to face Canada at World Junior Summer Showcase

Natalie Shaver / OHL Pucks & Stripes


Plymouth, Mich – USA Hockey announced Monday that it has trimmed its World Junior Summer Showcase roster down from two teams to one.

A total of 44 players entered camp and 31 now remain, with four OHL names still on the list including defenceman Bode Wilde (Saginaw Spirit) along with forwards Jonathan Gruden (London Knights), Arthur Kaliyev (Hamilton Bulldogs) and Nick Robertson (Peterborough Petes).

Forward Blade Jenkins (Saginaw Spirit) was among the players trimmed from the camp roster on Monday.

While 14 OHL players hit the ice for Team Canada against the Americans on Tuesday at 4:00pm ET, the U.S. has competed in split squad game action since Friday.

Here’s a look at World Junior Summer Showcase results ahead of Canada’s debut on Tuesday.

July 26 USA Blue vs. USA White USAW 1-0 (SO)
July 27 USA White vs. Finland FIN 3-2 USA: Robertson (PBO) – 1G
July 27 USA Blue vs. Sweden USAB 4-2 USA: Gruden (LDN) – 1A
July 28 USA Blue vs. Finland USAB 7-1 USA: Gruden (LDN) – 1G, 1A
July 28 USA White vs. Sweden SWE 2-1 (OT) USA: Kaliyev (HAM) – 1G
USA: Wilde (SAG) – 1A

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