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Projected lineups for USA White, Sweden

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:54 PM

By Adam Kimelman - Deputy Managing Editor / World Junior evaluation camps

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Projected lineups for USA White, Sweden

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Sweden will use almost the same lineup it went with Tuesday in its 6-2 win against USA White with the exception of a change in goaltender.

Jonas Johansson, a Buffalo Sabres prospect, will start, with Fredrik Bergvik (San Jose Sharks) serving as the backup.

The U.S. lineup will feature its likely top two centers for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship in the middle of the top two lines. Jack Eichel, a top prospect for the 2015 NHL Draft, will center Tyler Motte (Chicago Blackhawks) and Alex Tuch (Minnesota Wild), while 16-year-old Auston Matthews will be between Nick Schmaltz (Blackhawks) and John Hayden (Blackhawks).

Thatcher Demko (Vancouver Canucks) will start and play the whole game in goal for the U.S., with Brandon Halverson (New York Rangers) the backup.

Here are the full lineups for the United States and Sweden:


Tyler Motte - Jack Eichel - Alex Tuch

Nick Schmaltz - Auston Matthews - John Hayden

Anthony Louis - Chase De Leo - J.T. Compher

Sonny Milano - Dylan Larkin - Hudson Fasching

Michael Downing - Steven Santini

Will Butcher - Ryan Collins

Louis Belpedio - Jack Dougherty

Brandon Carlo

Thatcher Demko

Brandon Halverson

Scratched: Kyle Connor, Anders Bjork, Dominic Turgeon, Anthony Florentino, Evan Cowley, Brendan Burke


Jacob de la Rose - Lucas Wallmark - Victor Olofsson

Oskar Lindblom - Axel Holmstrom - Adrian Kempe

Anton Karlsson - Gustaf Franzen - Anton Blidh

Axel Blomqvist - Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson - Leon Bristedt

Adam Brodecki

Robert Hagg - Julius Bergman

Carl Dahlstrom - Sebastian Aho

Anton Cederholm - Niklas Hansson

Robin Norell - Lawrence Pilut

Jonas Johansson

Fredrik Bergvik

Scratched: Samuel Ward, Victor Crus Rydberg


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