Three Northland hockey stars named to U.S. World Juniors roster

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Three hockey stars with Northland ties have made the final cut and will now represent Team USA on the international stage.

University of Minnesota Duluth’s (UMD) Dominic James and Wyatt Kaiser, as well as Grand Rapids native and St. Cloud State University (SCSU) defenseman Jack Peart, have been named to the final U.S. World Juniors 25 man roster.

They will skate in the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Junior Championships Dec. 26th through Jan. 5th in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta.

James, a freshman forward, has tallied nine points for the Bulldogs this season while sophomore defenseman Kaiser has tallied seven points. Peart, also 2021 Mr. Hockey, has tallied two goals for SCSU.

UMD’s Connor Kelley was among five players cut from the Junior Team camp.