Drury, Farinacci Selected For USA Hockey World Junior Summer Showcase

(Courtesy of USA Hockey)
(Courtesy of USA Hockey)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Two members of the Harvard men's ice hockey team, sophomore forward Jack Drury and incoming first-year forward John Farinacci, will compete for USA Hockey at the 2019 World Junior Summer Showcase from Jul. 26 - Aug. 3 in Plymouth, Michigan.

The tournament will take place at USA Hockey Arena and will feature 11 international matches between Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United States. The U.S. will take 44 players, and will allow them to use the showcase as an audition to be on the U.S. National Junior Team roster at the International Ice Hockey Federation's World Junior Championship in December.

Drury, a second-round pick of the Carolina Hurricanes, is coming off a 24-point season (nine goals, 25 assists) appearing in 32 games with the Crimson. His six power play goals and plus-10 rating led all Harvard forwards this season. Drury was named to the ECAC Hockey All-Rookie Team. Drury earned a spot on the U.S. World Junior Team last winter, taking home a silver medal.

Farinacci, who is eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft, will compete for USA Hockey this summer after spending the 2018-19 season at Dexter Southfield where he served as the team's captain. He appeared in 16 games registering 16 goals and 21 assists for Dexter. Farinacci also played two games with both the Muskegon Lumberjacks and the USA Hockey National Team Development Program during his career and earned a spot in the USA Hockey All-American Prospects game last fall.