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US World Junior Team Trimmed to 32 players

Rangers prospect among 32 players remaining.

Brandon Halverson (Fox Sports)

Brandon Halverson (Fox Sports)


Today, the United States World Junior team was trimmed down to 32 players after playing four split squad games against Finland and Sweden. The camp will continue with the remaining 32 young men as they will play three full squad games in the next four days. On August 5 and 8, they will take on Finland and on the 6, they will face off against Sweden.

The team has been broken down to 18 forwards, 10 defensemen and four goalies.

The forwards who made the cut are:

Paul Bittner, Anders Bjork, Brock Boeser, Jeremy Bracco, Christian Dvorak, Scott Eansor, Erik Foley, Ryan Hitchcock, Dylan Larkin, Auston Matthews, Sonny Milano, Jack Roslovic, Nick Schmaltz, Matthew Tkachuk, Dominic Turgeon and Colin White.


Louie Belpedio, Brandon Carlo, Ryan Collins, Brandon Fortunato, Noah Hanifin, Chad Jones, Chad Krys, Charlie McAvoy, Jake Walman and Zach Werenski.


Brandon Halverson, Kris Oldham, Luke Opilka and Evan Sarthou



Brandon Halverson of Traverse City, Michigan played for Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds this past season and is a NY Rangers prospect.

Chad Jones is the younger brother of Seth Jones, who played for the Portland Winterhawks and is currently about to enter his third season with the Nashville Predators of the NHL.

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