Drury, Walsh Head to World Junior Summer Showcase with USA Hockey

Drury, Walsh Head to World Junior Summer Showcase with USA Hockey

Freshman Jack Drury and sophomore Reilly Walsh will attend the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase. (Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Two members of the Harvard men's ice hockey team, freshman Jack Drury and sophomore Reilly Walsh, will compete for USA Hockey at the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase from Jul. 28 - Aug. 4 in Kamloops, British Columbia.

The tournament will take place at the Sandman Centre and will feature 11 international matches between Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United States. The U.S. will take 42 players, split into USA Blue and USA White, and will allow players to use the showcase as an audition to be on the U.S. National Junior Team roster at the International Ice Hockey Federation's World Junior Championship in December.

Walsh, a third-round draft pick for the New Jersey Devils, will serve as a defenseman for USA Blue. During the 2017-18 season with the Crimson, Walsh played in all 33 games as a blue liner, scoring seven power play goals (tied for fifth in the conference) and 13 assists and was an ECAC Hockey All-Rookie Team selection.

Drury, a second-round draft pick for the Caroline Hurricanes, will begin the tournament as a forward for USA White. The freshman is coming off of a 65-point season (24 goals, 41 assists) with the Waterloo Blackhawks of the United States Hockey League, where he led the team in points and served as captain during 2017-18.

Walsh will play in the opening game of the tournament, facing off against Sweden at 7 p.m. E.T. The following game at 10 p.m. E.T. will feature Drury and Team White playing against Finland. The full tournament schedule can be found here.