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39 players with USHL ties represented on World Junior rosters

The league has 45 ties in the rescheduled 2022 tournament, with 39 players from the league split across seven different rosters.

Brock Faber skating
Minnesota defenseman Brock Faber was one of three Gophers playing defense for the American team that won the 2021 IIHF World Junior gold medal in Canada on Jan. 5, 2021.
Rena Laverty / USA Hockey photo

EDMONTON, Alberta — The rescheduled 2022 World Junior Championship gets underway Tuesday, Aug. 9, and there are a number of players with USHL ties who are playing in the tournament. A total of 39 players from the league are playing on rosters for the United States, Latvia, Slovakia, Austria, Czechia, Finland and Switzerland.

The United States leads the way with 24 players from the USHL, including team captain Brock Faber — who played for the USNTDP from 2018-20. Two of the three goaltenders for the United States, Remington Keopple (Des Moines Buccaneers) and Kaidan Mbereko (Lincoln Stars), also come from the USHL.

The American team leadership will have a Big Ten flair, with former Michigan standout Thomas Bordeleau and Notre Dame star Landon Slaggert named alternate captains.

Other players from the USHL playing for the United States:

John Vanbiesbrouck, who is currently the general manager of the NTDP, is serving as the U.S. general manager.
The United States will play their first game of the preliminary round Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 9:00 CST against Germany.

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Kirsten Krull covers juniors and prospects for The Rink Live. She is a 2020 St. Cloud State graduate, and has been working in the hockey world for over six years, covering many levels of the game from juniors to the NHL.
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