Copp, Compher and Motte named to Preliminary USA World Junior Championship Roster

Martin Rose

Sophomore Forward Andrew Copp and Freshmen Forwards Tyler Motte and J.T. Compher have been named to the preliminary roster for the United States' World Junior Championships this Dec.-Jan., could miss GLI

USA Hockey released the preliminary 2013-14 WJC roster, naming 3 underclassmen Wolverines to the roster. Andrew Copp and J.T. Compher are virtual locks to make the squad, with Motte having a good to decent shot of being named to the team. Of the 26 players selected on this penultimate roster, 23 will make the trip to Malmo, Sweeden over the Holiday break to help the USA defend its Gold Medal from last year's tournament.

There is one evaluation camp to go, in Minneapolis December 15-18, for head coach Don Lucia to make the final decision on the roster.

Unfortunately for Michigan, being named to the final squad would rule them out for the GLI, but the World Junior Championships are a special showcase for young talent. Every USA game is broadcast on the NHL Network. If you get the chance, do not miss any USA-Canada game. They have been extremely entertaining.

2014 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

Name
Pos.
Ht.
Wt.
Birthdate
S/C
Hometown
2013-14 Team (League)
NHL Rights
Riley Barber F 5-11 185 2/7/94 Right Pittsburgh, Pa. Miami University (NCHC) WSH ('12, 6th rd., 167th ovr.)
Will Butcher D 5-11 175 1/6/95 Left Sun Prairie, Wis. University of Denver (NCHC) COL ('13, 5th rd., 123rd ovr.)
Connor Carrick D 5-11 190 4/13/94 Right Orland Park, Ill. Hershey Bears (AHL) WSH ('12, 5th rd., 137th ovr.)
J.T. Compher F 6-0 170 4/8/95 Right Northbrook, Ill. University of Michigan (Big Ten) BUF ('13, 2nd rd., 35th ovr.)
Andrew Copp F 6-1 205 7/8/94 Left Ann Arbor, Mich. University of Michigan (Big Ten) WPG '13, 4th rd., 104th ovr.)
Tony DeAngelo D 5-11 175 10/24/95 Right Philadelphia, Pa. Sarnia Sting (OHL) 2014 Draft Eligible
Thatcher Demko G 6-3 190 12/8/95 Left San Diego, Calif. Boston College (HEA) 2014 Draft Eligible
Tommy DiPauli F 5-11 185 4/29/94 Left Woodridge, Ill. University of Notre Dame (HEA) WSH '013, 4th rd., 100th ovr.)
Jack Eichel F 6-1 191 10/28/96 Right North Chelmsford, Mass. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL) 2015 Draft Eligible
Adam Erne F 6-0 210 4/20/95 Left North Branford, Conn. Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) TB ('13, 2nd rd., 33rd ovr.)
Hudson Fasching F 6-2 200 7/28/95 Right Burnsville, Minn. University of Minnesota (Big Ten) LA ('13, 4th rd., 118th ovr.)
Ryan Fitzgerald F 5-9 166 10/19/94 Left North Reading, Mass. Boston College (HEA) BOS ('13, 4th rd., 120th ovr.)
Jon Gillies G 6-5 215 1/22/94 Left South Portland, Maine Providence College (HEA) CGY ('12, 3rd rd., 75th ovr.)
Matt Grzelyck D 5-9 175 1/5/94 Left Charlestown, Mass. Boston University (HEA) BOS ('12, 3rd rd., 85th ovr.)
Ryan Hartman F 5-11 190 9/20/94 Right West Dundee, Ill. Plymouth Whalers (OHL) CHI ('13, 1st rd., 30th ovr.)
Nic Kerdiles F 6-2 196 1/11/94 Left Irvine, Calif. University of Wisconsin (Big Ten) ANA ('12, 2nd rd., 36th ovr.)
Stefan Matteau F 6-1 215 2/23/94 Left Chicago, Ill. Albany Devils (AHL) NJ ('12, 1st rd., 29th ovr.)
Ian McCoshen D 6-2 207 8/5/95 Left Hudson, Wis. Boston College (HEA) FLA ('13, 2nd rd., 31st ovr.)
Tyler Motte F 5-10 180 3/10/95 Left St. Clair, Mich. University of Michigan (Big Ten) CHI ('13, 4th rd., 121st ovr.)
Dan O'Regan F 5-10 176 1/30/94 Right Needham, Mass. Boston University (HEA) SJ ('12, 5th rd., 138th ovr.)
Brett Pesce D 6-3 180 11/15/94 Right Tarrytown, N.Y. University of New Hampshire (HEA) CAR ('13, 3rd rd., 66th ovr.)
Henrik Samuelsson F 6-3 208 2/7/94 Right Scottsdale, Ariz. Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) PHX '012, 1st rd., 27th ovr.)
Steve Santini D 6-2 207 3/7/95 Right Mahopac, N.Y. Boston College (HEA) NJ ('13, 2nd rd., 42nd ovr.)
Quentin Shore F 6-1 185 5/25/94 Right Denver, Colo. University of Denver (NCHC) OTT ('13, 6th rd., 168th ovr.)
Brady Skjei D 6-2 197 3/26/94 Left Lakeville, Minn. University of Minnesota (Big Ten) NYR ('12, 1st rd., 28th ovr.)
Anthony Stolarz G 6-6 220 1/20/94 Left Edison, N.J. London Knights (OHL) PHI ('12, 2nd rd., 45th ovr.)
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