ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis’ hockey stock continues to rise. It begin in the 2016 NHL Draft and now continues on the international level.
On Tuesday, 28 players were invited to the U.S. Hockey Training Camp in Columbus, Ohio. Four of those players are from St. Louis: Joseph Woll (St. Louis, Mo./Boston College), Brady Tkachuk (St. Louis, Mo./Boston University), Logan Brown (St. Louis, Mo./Windsor Spitfires) and Trent Frederic (St. Louis, Mo./University of Wisconsin).
With a successful camp, those players could all be named to the U.S. National Junior Team to compete at the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship from Dec. 26, 2017 – Jan. 5, 2018, in Buffalo, New York.
St. Louis was put on a national stage, when five players that were raised in the St. Louis area were drafted in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft. Then at last year’s U.S. World Junior team which won gold, three St. Louisans, the team’s captain, Luke Kunin (Chesterfield, Mo./Minnesota Wild), Clayton Keller (Swansea, Ill./Arizona Coyotes) and Woll.
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The final 23-man roster is expected to be named by Dec. 23.
At the World Junior Championship, Team USA will play its preliminary-round games against Denmark, Slovakia, Canada and Finland. Quarterfinals will be split between the KeyBank Center and HarborCenter. The semifinal and medal games will be played at the KeyBank Center.