The US National World Juniors Evaluation Camp is underway and Saturday was the inter-squad scrimmage that had the two US squads — Team Blue and Team White — facing each other in advance of playing scrimmages against Finland and Sweden’s Evaluation Camp squads on Sunday and Monday.
USA Blue beat USA White 4-3 in the inter-squad scrimmage. Take a look at USA Hockey’s tweet below to get a look at the lineups for both rosters. They teams are fairly balanced, but it looks a bit like Team White is given a little more offense with Dylan Larkin, Sonny Milano, and projected #1 overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft Auston Matthews up front.
— USA Hockey (@usahockey) August 1, 2015
Scoring goals in the scrimmage were Erik Foley (Winnipeg Jets/Cedar Rapids Roughriders*), Jack Roslovic (Winnipeg Jets/US NDTP), Dominic Tergeon (Detroit Red Wings/Portland Winterhawks), Conor Garland (Arizona Coyotes/Moncton Wildcats), Paul Bittner (Columbus Blue Jackets/Portland Winterhawks), Caleb Jones (Edmonton Oilers/US NDTP), and Ryan Hitchcock (Yale). Jones and Jeremy Bracco (Toronto Maple Leafs/US NDTP) led Team Blue with two points each in the game. Roslovic also had two points, playing for Team White.
Watch all the goals, highlights, and some interviews below.
USA White takes on Finland on Sunday at 1pm EST, which you can stream live on Fast Hockey. USA Blue will face Sweden at 4pm EST.
* Team listed second behind players is their 2014-15 team and not necessarily their 2015-16 team.
Dustin Nelson writes about news and the Minnesota Wild for The Hockey Writers.