Forwards Vince Hinostroza (Bartlett, Ill./Notre Dame) and Zach Stepan (Hastings, Minn./Minnesota State) and defenseman Jaccob Slavin (Erie, Colo./Colorado College) were added to the preliminary roster for the 2014 U.S. National Junior Team, USA Hockey announced today.
The 29 players on the preliminary roster will take part in a training camp Dec. 15-18 at Minnesota’s Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis, in preparation for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship Dec. 26, the 2013-Jan. 5, 2014, in Malmo, Sweden. The training camp will continue in Angelholm, Sweden, before the final 23-man roster is announced on Dec. 23.
The U.S. will play three games before the start of the IIHF World Junior Championship, including Dec. 17 against Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minn., and contests in Angelholm vs. Finland on Dec. 20 and Sweden on Dec. 22.
CC freshman defenseman Gustav Olofsson was named to Team Sweden last week.