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PSU’s Barratt, Youngstown’s Hall selected for USA WJC camp

Evan Barratt during the 2018 NCAA Tournament. -- ED MAJOR II / Curtis Hall during the 2017 USHL Fall Showcase. -- BRIAN MITCHELL

Penn State forward Evan Barrett and Youngstown Phantoms forward Curtis Hall will both take part in the 2018 USA Hockey World Junior Summer Showcase.

Barrett and Hall are two of the 42 players that will take part in the showcase from July 28 to August 4 in Kamloops, British Columbia.

From those 42 players, USA Hockey will select the team that will represent the United States in the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship that will take place from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5, 2019 in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia.

Barratt, whose NHL rights belong to the Chicago Blackhawks, had 11 goals and seven assists as a freshman at Penn State in 2017-18. The Bristol, Pa. native had three goals and an assist the Nittany Lions’ playoff run to the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

Hall, a Princeton, New Jersey native and Yale commit, is the 60th-ranked North America skater in the 2018 NHL Draft by NHL Central Scouting. Last season, in his second season with the Phantoms, he scored 13 goals and added 18 assists in 54 games.

The 6-foot-2, 194-pound center also added three goals and three assists in 11 games as Youngstown made it all the way to the finals of the 2018 Clark Cup playoffs. Hall will start his collegiate career at Yale this fall.

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