Penn State Hockey: Barratt Set To Join U.S. Roster At World Junior Showcase
Penn State men’s hockey sophomore foward Evan Barratt is one of 42 players on the initial U.S. roster for the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase.
Barratt will head to Kamloops, British Columbia, July 28 to Aug. 4 in hopes of earning a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team, which will compete in the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship this winter.
While in Kamloops, players will audition for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2018, through Jan. 5, 2019, in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. The weeklong camp includes 11 international competitions between Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United States.
Barratt, who was selected in the third round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks, finished his freshman season strong after returning from injury while totaling 11 goals and seven assists. He scored two goals, including the game-winner, in Penn State’s Big Ten quarterfinal win over Minnesota.
He will be joined by five other Big Ten standouts at the camp — Wisconsin’s Josh Ess and Sean Dhooghe, Michigan’s Josh Norris and Quinn Hughes, and Michigan State’s Tommy Miller.
Barratt also participated in last year’s showcase, tallying a goal and two assists in three games.