The U.S. National Junior Team commences its exhibition schedule in advance of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship with a game against a Hockey East opponent for the second straight season, taking on UMass for a 7 p.m. puck drop at Mullins Center in Amherst, Mass.
Training camp concluded with a light skate earlier today at Boston University's Walter Brown Arena before the team took the approximately 100-mile bus ride to the western part of the state.
Head coach Ron Wilson announced yesterday that forwards Auston Matthews and Alex DeBrincat were locks for the final roster and would not play in the team's lone stateside tuneup.
Here are the lines for tonight's matchup with the Minutemen, which also don't include Matthew Tkachuk.
Kieffer Bellows - Clayton Keller - Ryan Hitchcock
Sonny Milano - Christian Dvorak - Colin White
Ryan MacInnis - Nick Schmaltz - Brock Boeser
Ryan Donato - Scott Eansor - Anders Bjork
Zach Werenski - Brandon Carlo
Louie Belpedio - Will Borgen
Brandon Fortunato - Charlie McAvoy
Chad Krys - Casey Fitzgerald