Boston Bruins Prospects Invited to USA Junior Camp

There will be plenty more news about the Boston Bruins’ prospects next month when they host their development camp at Warrior Ice Arena after the NHL Draft.

But the B’s have some good news this week with college hockey prospects Ty Gallagher and Riley Duran invited to USA Hockey’s 2022 National Junior Evaluation Camp, which is the precursor to this summer’s IIHF World Junior Hockey Tournament. postponed from last winter due to COVID circumstances.

The camp will take place from July 24 to August 3 at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. A 23-player roster for Team USA at the World Juniors will be announced on the last day of camp.

“This will be a unique camp as we evaluate players from our national junior teams who will be competing in the Junior World Championships in August and December,” said John Vanbiesbrouck, general manager of the United States Junior National Team and assistant executive director of hockey operations. for USA Hockey. “We have brought together two great coaches, and with the huge pool of players we have, there will be some tough decisions to make.”

The 2022 USA National Junior Team will compete in the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship from August 9-20 in Edmonton, Alta., a catch-up for the tournament originally scheduled for December 26, 2021-January 5, 2022, in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta before it was canceled due to COVID concerns and outbreaks. Team USA returns as the reigning gold medalist in 2021 at the last World Juniors, and it will be a quick turnaround for the 2023 IIHF World Junior Tournament scheduled for its regular time just after the holidays. of December.

Likewise, Boston Bruins’ top prospect Fabian Lysell is in the squad originally considered for the Sweden squad and is expected to play in the World Junior Tournament, a circumstance that could prevent Lysell from traveling to the United States for camp. of B’s ​​development earlier in the same month. .

“You have an odd schedule for the potential World Junior Championships in August, and we’ll go through that process,” Don Sweeney said in May when asked about Lysell’s development path this summer. “He has gone home now to acclimatize. We have our staff who will contact him to integrate his training program and where he is going to be, will probably come back a little sooner [in the fall]. But again, the August situation and if asked [to play in the World Juniors] and then we have to assess like all the teams will do. Players go into that environment and have that opportunity.

Gallagher and Duran, meanwhile, are scheduled to attend Bruins development camp in early July a few weeks before leaving for Michigan.

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