Freshman defenseman Erik Autio will compete as member of Finland’s national under-20 team at USA Hockey’s National Junior Evaluation Camp at Lake Placid, New York, beginning Saturday.
The Finnish National Team will compete against split U.S. squads Sunday (USA Blue) and Monday (USA White). Finland will then face a combined Team USA Thursday before concluding play against Sweden Friday. All games from the National Junior Evaluation Camp will be streamed live on a pay-per-view basis at FastHockey.com.
After the USA Hockey camp in Lake Placid, Finland, which is the reigning world champion, will send its top under-20 players to the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, to be held in Toronto and Montreal, Dec. 26-Jan. 5. If Autio is named to the roster, he will become the first Nittany Lion to play in the prestigious tournament.