Forward Andrew Oglevie, defenseman Clark Kuster and goaltender Chris Birdsall of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders have been selected for an American team that will play in the annual World Junior ‘A’ Challenge international tournament in Canada.
The tournament runs Nov. 4-10 in YarmouthUSA Hockey today announced the roster for the World Junior A Challenge taking place November 4-10 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
Also named named to the U.S. team is former RoughRiders forward Dennis Kravchenko. Thirteen of the 16 United States Hockey League clubs will be represented at the tournament.
Derek Lalonde of Green Bay will be the American team’s head coach, with Youngstown’s Anthony Noreen and Sioux City’s Mark Abalan assisting him.
Here is the entire USA roster for the tournament:
USA Roster for World Junior A Challenge
Jordan Gross, Green Bay Gamblers
Josh Jacobs, Indiana Ice
Steven Johnson, Omaha Lancers
Teemu Kivihalme, Fargo Force
Clark Kuster, Cedar Rapids RoughRiders
Ryan Mantha, Sioux City Musketeers
Neal Pionk, Sioux City Musketeers
Kyle Connor, Youngstown Phantoms
Shane Eiserman, Dubuque Fighting Saints
C.J. Franklin, Sioux Falls Stampede
Marcel Godbout, Des Moines Buccaneers
Connor Hurley, Muskegon Lumberjacks
Zeb Knutson, Sioux Falls Stampede
Dennis Kravchenko, Sioux Falls Stampede
Karson Kuhlman, Dubuque Fighting Saints
Seamus Malone, Dubuque Fighting Saints
Andrew Oglevie, Cedar Rapids RoughRiders
Austin Poganski, Tri-City Storm
Nick Schmaltz, Green Bay Gamblers
Matthew Weis, Green Bay Gamblers
Chris Birdsall, Cedar Rapids RoughRiders
Cal Petersen, Waterloo Black Hawks
World Junior A Challenge schedule
November 2nd vs. Canada West (exhibition)
November 5th vs. Russia
November 6th vs. Canada East
November 7th – Quarterfinals
November 8th – Semifinals
November 9th – 3rd place and 5th place games
November 10th – Championship
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