Team USA has announced the roster for the 2021 WJC, and 3 Eagles made the cut: forward Matt Boldy, defender Drew Helleson, and goalie Spencer Knight. The WJC will run from 12/25 - 1/5 in Edmonton.
Losing Spencer Knight for a few games is obviously always a huge miss, although BC has a competent pair of backup goalies in Henry Wilder and Jack Moffatt. Boldy is a strong offensive player whose presence will be missed, but luckily BC has a lot of scoring depth (and hopefully Logan Hutsko will be recovered by then...) Helleson’s absence will probably have the biggest impact on BC, since defense has been the weak point so far this season.
The trio will miss BC’s series against UConn, which shouldn’t be the biggest deal. Depending on quarantine rules, the also may miss the January 8 & 9 series against Northeastern. (Also both of those opponents could change at the drop of a hat, as we’ve already witnessed this hockey season).
Congrats to our trio of Team USA selects!