|Former Badger Jake McCabe captained the 2013 National Junior Team to gold at the World Junior Championship.
June 20, 2014
MADISON, Wis. -– Incoming Wisconsin men’s hockey defenseman Jack Dougherty (Cottage Grove, Minn.) was among the 42 players who were invited to the U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp, Aug. 2-9, in Lake Placid, New York. The players will audition for spots on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015, in Toronto and Montreal, Canada.
The United States has medaled in three of the last five IIHF World Junior Championships, including gold in 2010 and 2013 and bronze in 2011.
Of the 42 players attending, seven are returnees from the 2014 U.S. National Junior Team. Twenty-four have won medals at IIHF events.
The camp will be held at the Lake Placid Olympic Center. The U.S. players will practice and compete in international games against Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic. Ticket information will be announced at a later date.
Dougherty, who will be a freshman at Wisconsin this fall, won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2014 IIHF Under-18 World Championship. The defender two goals and four points in seven games played in the tournament, including the game-opening goal in the gold medal game against the Czech Republic.
The team’s head coach is 1990 NCAA champion Badger skater and former UW assistant coach Mark Osiecki. Former Badger Don Granato and former Wisconsin assistant Kevin Patrick will serve as the U.S. National Junior Team assistant coaches.