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Jr. Coyotes grads Savage, Knies named to 2022 United States National Junior Team


USA Hockey has named the 25 players to the 2022 U.S. National Junior Team set to compete in the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship from Dec. 26, 2021 to Jan. 5, 2022 in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta.

“We have had a long process evaluating this team dating back to the summer showcase and scouting these players throughout their seasons,” said John Vanbiesbrouck, general manager of the 2022 U.S. National Junior Team and also the assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. “We had a great camp and our players and staff have done everything we’ve asked of them.

“We believe in these 25 players, and we all have the same goal heading into Alberta.”


Among the 25 players are Scottdale native Red Savage (Miami University) and Phoenix native Matt Knies (University of Minnesota), two forwards who played for the Jr. Coyotes during their youth hockey careers.

Team USA will face Slovakia in its first preliminary matchup Dec. 26 at WP Centrium with opening faceoff set for 7:30 p.m. local time/9:30 p.m. ET.

Savage photo/Miami Athletics; Knies photo/Bjorn Franke

(December 15, 2021)

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