Caps Today 8/7Posted on August 07, 2013
Thirty-one of the 44 players in attendance at the 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp will remain to face Canada, Finland and Sweden this week. Among those staying are Capitals' prospects Riley Barber and Connor Carrick.
Barber was Washington's sixth-round choice, 167th overall, in the 2012 Draft. The Livonia, Mich., native helped lead USA Hockey to the gold medal at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Russia, scoring three goals in seven games.
Carrick, a native of Orland Park, Ill., will play with the team this week after being one of the first players cut from last year's camp. The defenseman was Washington's fifth-round choice, 137th overall, in the 2012 Draft.
Barber, Carrick and the rest of the players at the evaluation camp are auditioning for a chance to play in the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Malmo, Sweden. The trimmed Team USA roster will play Sweden on Wednesday (Aug. 7), Finland on Thursday (Aug. 8) and Canada on Saturday (Aug. 10). All games are being played at the Olympic Center's 1980 Herb Brooks Arena.
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