Former Tier 3 Junior Hockey Players Representing their Home Countries in the 2018 WJC
For the first time since the 2013 WJC, no Tier 3 alumni will represent the United States.
Denmark Goaltender Emil Gransoe developed with the Springfield Pics through his 2016-17 campaign. Gransoe also played as part of the 2017 WJC Denmark U20 team.
Forward Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup joins Gransoe on Team Denmark. Schmidt-Svejstrup developed with the Boston Junior Bruins during the 2015-16 season. A 1998, Jacob advanced through the Junior ranks, playing at both the Tier 2 and Tier 1 levels. Currently with the Fargo Force of the USHL, he has committed to play for the University of Maine for the 2018-19 season. Jacob will play on Team Denmark's 2nd line.
Belarus Forward Arseni Astashevich had a brief stint at the Tier 3 level with the Hampton Roads Whalers during his 2016-17 campaign. Currently playing in Belarus, Astashevich will play on the countries 4th line.
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