Every year, in advance of the IIHF World Junior tournament that takes place in December, four teams get together for the World Junior Summer Showcase. Last year it took place in Plymouth, Michigan where Erik Brannstrom starred for Team Sweden. This year the Summer Showcase is headed to Kamloops, British Columbia and the Golden Knights are well represented.
Golden Knights prospects selected for World Junior Summer Showcase
Paul Cotter (2018, 4th Rd)
Brandon Kruse (2018, 5th Rd)
Cody Glass (2017, 1st Rd)
Nick Suzuki (2017, 1st Rd)
Lucas Elvenes (2017, 5th Rd)
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The World Junior Summer Showcase begins with practices on July 28th and games get underway on July 30th.
The American players, Kruse and Cotter, are both on Team USA’s Team Blue. Team Canada is split into two teams as well, but their split roster has yet to be released.
Team USA’s Team Blue plays the first game against Elvenes and Team Sweden at 4:00 PM on the 30th.
Notably absent are Erik Brannstrom for Team Sweden and Nic Hague for Team Canada. Both are expected to have a shot at making the NHL or AHL roster this season.
NHL Network is airing six games starting with the USA vs. Sweden game on August 2nd. Here’s the full NHL Network schedule.