DNT: Bulldogs’ Tufte Takes Another Run At Making World Junior Team

After what happened last summer, no one could have blamed Minnesota Duluth forward Riley Tufte for passing on a second chance at playing in a World Junior Championship.

Tufte, who will be a sophomore in the fall, broke his wrist during an early exhibition game at last year’s U.S. National Junior Team evaluation camp. He wound up missing the first four games of his freshmen season with the Bulldogs and was left off the American squad that ultimately won gold.

Tufte is back this week at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich., for the World Junior Summer Showcase — a week-long camp and series of exhibitions being put on by USA Hockey to help set the stage for the 2018 World Junior Championship Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Buffalo, N.Y.

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Photo: Minnesota Duluth forward Riley Tufte, who will be a sophomore in the fall, took part this week in the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich. The camp is used to help select the U.S. National Junior Team for the 2018 World Junior Championship Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Buffalo, N.Y. Tufte broke his wrist at last year’s camp and wound up not making the team. Photo courtesy of USA Hockey