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Breaking Down the Roster for the 2013 USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game

USA Hockey's second installment of the All-American Prospects Game will be Thursday in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Boston College freshman goaltender Thatcher Demko will be one of the most sought after goaltenders in the 2014 NHL Draft.
Boston College freshman goaltender Thatcher Demko will be one of the most sought after goaltenders in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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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.

Committed Players

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

Uncommitted Players

Player Position Hometown Current Team White/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

Player Position Hometown Current Team White/Blue
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.