As expected, UND recruits Rocco Grimaldi and J.T. Miller will suit up for Team USA in the World Under-18 Championships in Germany next month.
Grimaldi led Team USA to a gold medal last year as an underager. Tyler Biggs was the only other underage on last year’s team. This squad will have four underagers: uncommitted defensemen Seth Jones and Jacob Trouba, uncommitted forward Henrik Samuelsson and Wisconsin forward recruit Nicolas Kerdiles.
The tournament opens April 14 with a game against Switzerland. The medal games are on April 24. Team USA is a two-time defending gold medal champs, winning the event in Fargo two years ago and in Belarus last year.
Sometimes USA Hockey picks up players who are not part of the National Team Development Program for this tournament, but they did not do so this year.
John Gibson, Michigan recruit
Matt McNeely, Duluth recruit
Seth Jones, uncommitted
Barrett Kaib, Providence recruit
Jake McCabe, Wisconsin recruit
Connor Murphy, Miami recruit
Michael Paliotta, Vermont recruit
Robbie Russo, Notre Dame recruit
Jacob Trouba, uncommitted
Cole Bardreau, Cornell recruit
Tyler Biggs, Miami recruit
Reid Boucher, Michigan State recruit
Travis Boyd, Minnesota recruit
Dan Carlson, uncommitted
Rocco Grimaldi, UND recruit
Ryan Haggerty, RPI recruit
Nicolas Kerdiles, Wisconsin recruit
Zac Larraza, Denver recruit
J.T. Miller, UND recruit
Blake Pietila, Michigan Tech recruit
Adam Reid, Northeastern recruit
Henrik Samuelsson, uncommitted