Three Blackhawks prospects will be among 42 players joining the 2014 U.S. Junior Team Evaluation Camp this summer, auditioning for roster spots on the country's World Junior Championship Team. 2013 draft picks Anthony Louis, Tyler Motte and John Hayden will compete with the United States' best under-20 players for the right to compete at the IIHF's annual event, which will take place in Toronto and Montreal this December. Click here to see the full roster.
The camp, which will be held at the Lake Placid Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y., will see the U.S. players practice and compete in international games against Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic. The camp will be overseen by Mark Osiecki, who is currently an assistant coach with the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs, the Blackhawks’ minor-league affiliate.
The United States has medaled in three of the last five IIHF World Junior Championships, including gold in 2013 and 2010 and bronze in 2011.