Pittsburgh Well Represented at Team USA Evaluation Camp After Roster Cuts
/ Pittsburgh Penguins
Team USA cut its roster down from 44 players to 29 at the 2011 National Junior Evaluation Camp at Lake Placid, NY on Monday.
Pittsburgh is well represented in the first round of cuts with Penguins’ 2010 fifth-round pick (140th overall) Kenneth Agostino and four area prospects (J.T. Miler, Vince Trocheck, Stephen Johns and John Gibson) making the cut.
Team USA, which was divided into two teams (Blue and White), will now play as one unit.
Agostino is currently the leading scorer for Team USA with seven points (2G-5A) in three games. He scored a goal and added two assists as Team USA (White) defeated Finland, 5-3, Monday.
Trocheck tallied the game-winning overtime goal for Team USA (Blue) in its 4-3 triumph over Sweden.
Team USA, Finland and Sweden begin a round-robin tournament that’ll run Tuesday through Saturday.
Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma is in Lake Placid, helping coach the United States players.