LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Tuesday began with 12 players being sent home from the National Junior Evaluation Camp as USA Hockey trimmed its camp roster from 43 to 31 players.
"As a staff, we have been happy with the players' intensity and compete level," Jim Johannson, USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations and the general manager of the 2014 United States national junior team. "The players released today will continue to be evaluated this fall for Team USA. For the players that are staying, the games this week give us an opportunity to continue assessing them."
Of the 31 players remaining, there are 18 forwards, 10 defensemen and three goalies. The only goalie released was Collin Olson, a Carolina Hurricanes prospect. In two games for USA White, Olson allowed three goals on 32 shots, but stopped all 15 shots he faced Monday in a 5-2 win against Finland.
Remaining in net are goalies Jon Gillies, Anthony Stolarz and Thatcher Demko.