USA Hockey and the United States Hockey League (USHL) have announced that Cedar Rapids RoughRiders defensemen Ben Meehan and Jack Millar, and forward Grant Silianoff have been selected for the 2019 World Junior A Challenge (WJAC) United States Men’s Junior Select Team.
So far this season, Meehan, who hails from Walpole, MA, has a team-leading 15 points on six goals and nine assists, and a plus-12 rating. Silianoff, from Edina, MN, has six goals and eight assists. An assistant captain this year, Millar, from Westminster, CO, has two goals and seven assists. All three are committed to Division 1 hockey programs.
The WJAC tournament, sponsored annually by Hockey Canada, the Canadian Junior Hockey League, and the International Ice Hockey Federation, showcases junior players from teams from around the globe. RoughRiders Meehan, Millar, Silianoff, and the rest of the U.S. team will play against teams from Canada, Russia, and the Czech Republic from December 7-15 in Dawson Creek, British Columbia at the Encana Events Centre.
The RoughRiders are on the road this weekend, but after the Thanksgiving holiday will be back at The Stable Saturday, November 30. They’ll face off against the Waterloo Black Hawks, and UnityPoint Health will be giving out hockey jersey-themed koozies. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 319-247-0340 or visiting the RoughRiders website at www.roughridershockey.com.