The USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game is Thursday night at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The game brings together 40 of the top American players eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia.
Former Boston College Eagle and NHL veteran Joe Mullen will coach the Blue Team. He is currently an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Flyers. Former Wisconsin great Mark Johnson is the coach of the White Team. Johnson, the son of famous Wisconsin coach Bob, is the head coach of the women's team at UW.
Let's take a look at the roster, broken down by committed players, uncommitted players and major junior players. Boston College freshman goaltender Thatcher Demko, a San Diego, Calif. native who will be on the White Team, is the only player in the event who is on a college hockey roster for this season.
|Player||Position||Hometown||Current Team||NCAA Commitment||Blue/White|
|Ryan Bliss||D||Bedford, NH||USNTDP U-18 Team||Cornell||White|
|Louis Belpedio||D||Skakia, Ill.||USNTDP U-18 Team||Miami||White|
|Ryan Mantha||D||Clarkston, Mich.||Sioux City (USHL)||North Dakota||White|
|Jack Glover||D||Golden Valley, Minn.||USNTDP U-18 Team||Minnesota||White|
|Nathan Billitier||D||Spencerport, NY||USNTDP U-18 Team||Notre Dame||White|
|Sonny Milano||F||Massapequa, NY||USNTDP U-18 Team||Notre Dame||White|
|Nick Schmaltz||F||Verona, Wis.||Green Bay (USHL)||North Dakota||White|
|Alex Tuch||F||Baldwinsville, NY||USNTDP U-18 Team||Boston College||White|
|Ryan Hitchcock||F||Manhasset, NY||USNTDP U-18 Team||Yale||White|
|Jared Fiegl||F||Parker, Colo.||USNTDP U-18 Team||Denver||White|
|Dylan Larkin||F||Waterford, Mich.||USNTDP U-18 Team||Michigan||White|
|Shane Eiserman||F||Wes Newbury, Mass.||Dubuque (USHL)||New Hampshire||White|
|Keegan Ford||D||Waunakee, Wis.||Dubuque (USHL)||Wisconsin||Blue|
|Hunter Warner||D||Eden Prairie, Minn.||Waterloo (USHL)||Minnesota State||Blue|
|Ryan Collins||D||Bloomington, Minn.||USNTDP U-18 Team||Minnesota||Blue|
|Josh Jacobs||D||Macomb, Mich.||Indiana (USHL)||Michigan State||Blue|
|Seamus Malone||F||Naperville, Ill.||Dubuque (USHL)||Wisconsin||Blue|
|Anders Bjork||F||Mequon, Wis.||USNTDP U-18 Team||Notre Dame||Blue|
|Austin Poganski||F||St. Cloud, Minn.||Tri-City (USHL)||North Dakota||Blue|
|Joe Wegwerth||F||Brewster, NY||USNTDP U-18 Team||Notre Dame||Blue|
|Shane Gersich||F||Chaska, Minn.||USNTDP U-18 Team||North Dakota||Blue|
|Ryan Wagner||F||Park Ridge, Ill.||USNTDP U-18 Team||Wisconsin||Blue|
|Jack Ramsey||F||Minnetonka, Minn.||Penticton Vees (BCHL)||Minnesota||Blue|
|Ed Minney||G||Park Ridge, Ill.||USNTDP U-18 Team||Michigan State||Blue|
|Nolan Stevens||F||Manhattan Beach, Calif.||USNTDP U-18 Team||White|
|Michael Turner||F||Chicago, Ill.||Cushing Academy (MA)||White|
|Blake Weyrick||G||Ojai, Calif.||USNTDP U-18 Team||White|
|Jack Dougherty *||D||Cottage Grove, Minn.||USNTDP U-18 Team||Blue|
|Tyler Sheehy *||F||Burnsville, Minn.||Burnsville High School||Blue|
|Ryan Donato||F||Scituate, Mass.||Dexter School||Blue|
* Sheehy and Dougherty both de-committed from Ohio State following the ouster of head coach Mark Osiecki.
Major Junior Players
|Aaron Haydon||D||Plymouth, Mich.||Niagara IceDogs (OHL)||White|
|Chase De Leo||F||La Mirada, Calif.||Portland Winterhawks (WHL)||White|
|Kevin Labanc||F||Staten Island, NY||Barrie Colts (OHL)||White|
|Keegan Iverson||F||St. Louis Park, Minn.||Portland Winterhawks (WHL)||White|
|Alex Nedeljkovic||G||Parma, Ohio||Plymouth Whalers (OHL)||Blue|
|Tony DeAngelo||D||Philadelphia, Pa.||Sarnia Sting (OHL)||Blue|
|Ryan MacInnis||F||St. Louis, Mo.||Kitchener Rangers (OHL)||Blue|
|Blake Clarke||F||Wildwood, Mo.||North Bay Battalion (OHL)||Blue|
|Greg Betzold||F||Bel Air, Md.||Peterborough Petes (OHL)||Blue|
Four North Dakota commits, four Notre Dame commits, three Wisconsin commits and three Minnesota commits are the top four schools with the most recruits at the game.
Jeff Cox covers college and junior hockey, recruiting, NHL Draft prospects and the AHL for SBNation. Jeff will be in Pittsburgh on Thursday for the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game. Check back here or follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation for continuing coverage of the game.