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Former Waterloo Black Hawks defenseman Ben Newhouse will be among the 22 players skating for the U.S. Men’s National University Team next month during the 2019 Winter World University Games in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
USA Hockey announced the roster on Wednesday.
Ahead of the 2018/19 academic year, Newhouse transferred from Union College to Northern Michigan. Over two seasons with the Dutchmen, the 21-year-old competed in 38 games, notching three assists. He will be eligible to skate for the Wildcats in 2019/20.
The U.S. roster for the Winter World University Games is made up of a combination of players from NCAA and ACHA (American Collegiate Hockey Association) programs. Newhouse is one of seven players with NCAA experience.
The event is held in alternating years, and the United States is fielding a men’s hockey team at the competition for the 10th straight time. Team USA finished ninth in 2017, with Russia prevailing. This year, the U.S. will meet opponents from Czech Republic, Hungary, Japan, Russia and Slovakia.
Newhouse spent the entire 2015/16 season with the Black Hawks, recording four goals and 18 assists in 60 regular season games. His 22 points ranked second in scoring among Waterloo defensemen. The Edina, Minnesota, native also made 13 other regular season appearances for Waterloo as an affiliate in other seasons, as well as taking the ice for nine 2016 Clark Cup Playoff games, with one goal and one assist in the postseason.