All five University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's hockey players have survived the second round of cuts with Team USA ahead of the 2018 World Junior Championships, it was announced on Thursday.
That group is led by Joey Anderson, who is one of seven returners from last year's goal-medal team and on Sunday was named Team USA's captain.
He's joined by his brother Mikey, as well as UMD teammates Riley Tufte, Hibbing, Minn. native Scott Perunovich, and Hermantown, Minn. native Dylan Samberg.
If all five make the final roster, that would set a new program record for UMD, who's never had more than three players on Team USA.
Thursday's cut brought the roster to 26 players. The final 23-man roster is expected to be announced by Saturday..