The game, formerly known as the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, is a joint effort between USA Hockey, the USHL and NHL. This year’s new format will feature players from the U.S. National Under-18 Team of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program taking on a group of the best American-born players from the USHL, which is the lone Tier I junior league in the United States. The Team USHL roster includes Illinois’ Hank Kempf (Chicago) of the Muskegon Lumberjacks and Wyatt Schingoethe (Algonquin) of the Waterloo Black Hawks.
The game will feature 43 of the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft, including six players from Michigan in Ryan Beck (Linden), Patrick Guzzo (Marysville), Tanner Latsch (Muskegon), Aidan McCarthy (Novi), Ryder Rolston (Birmingham) and Jacob Truscott (Port Huron).
The U.S. National Under-18 Team includes 13 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders, representing 13 states. California, Minnesota and New York each have three representatives on the 23-player roster.
The opposing roster, which is comprised of the best American-born USHL players outside of those playing on the U.S. National Under-18 Team, features 12 forwards, six defensemen and two goaltenders from 12 different states. Michigan leads the way with four representatives followed by Massachusetts with three.
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