Dec. 4, 2012
Boston College sophomore Johnny Gaudreau has been named to the preliminary roster for the 2012 U.S. Junior National Team, USA Hockey announced Tuesday morning.
Gaudreau will participate in a pre-tournament camp beginning Dec. 16 at the New York Rangers' Madison Square Garden Training Center in Tarrytown, N.Y.
The training camp continues Dec. 19-23 in Helsinki, Finland. The final roster will be named on Dec. 23.
The 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship will be held in Ufa, Russia, Dec. 26, 2012 - Jan. 5, 2013. The United States is in a group with Canada, Germany, Russia and Slovakia.
The 5-foot-8, 153-pound forward from Carneys Point, N.J., has played in all 13 Boston College games this season. He leads the club in scoring with 21 points - 10 goals and 11 assists. He leads with nation with five game-winning goals.
In his Boston College career, Gaudreau has registered 65 points - 31 goals and 34 assists -in 57 games.
The Eagles (11-2-0, 9-2-0 Hockey East), who are ranked second according to both major national weekly polls, are back in action on Friday, Dec. 7 at Providence (7-6-1, 5-4-0 HE). Faceoff is set for 7 p.m. at Schneider Arena.
Following Friday's game, there is a 22-day break between games for exams and Christmas. BC travels to Minneapolis, Minn., for the Mariucci Classic where it will face Alabama-Huntsville on Dec. 29 at 5 p.m. EST and host-Minnesota on Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. EST.
Last winter, then-sophomore forward Bill Arnold was a member of the U.S. National Junior Team at the 2012 IIHF World Championships in Alberta where he recorded six points - three goals and three assists - in six games and was named one of Team USA's Best Three Players of the Tournament (along with Austin Czarnik and Jarred Tinordi).