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Red Wings Prospect Pursuing More World Junior Glory

Augustine won world junior gold last season



Trey Augustine, Red Wings prospect
Red Wings goalie propsect Trey Augustine will be looking to defend the world junior title with USA Hockey.

Detroit Red Wings prospect Trey Augustine is already part of a very select group. Not many hockey players win an IIHF world junior championship.

Now he’s looking to join an even more unique fraternity. The netminder will be seeking to win back-to-back world junior crowns.

USA Hockey was releasing its preliminary roster for the World Junior Summer Showcase, and not surprisingly, Michigan State Spartans goalie Augustine is among the invites.

Detroit’s 41st overall selection in the 2023 NHL entry draft, Augustine is among 10 players who were part of the gold medal-winning 2024 U.S. National Junior Team and are back for more. Already, his trophy cabinet is chock full of international honors.

In 2023, Augustine won a bonze medal at the world juniors. Previously, he would earn both gold (2023) and silver (2022) medals with the USA at the World Under-18 Championship. As well, he played for the USA at the 2024 senior world tourney. Augustine became just the 20th teenager to start a game in goal at the event since 1930. He’s also the youngest ever to play goal for the USA.

“We knew coming in that (Augustine) was extremely poised,” USA Hockey’s assistant executive director of hockey operations John Vanbiesbrouck said. “That puts him at the top of his age group, and he’s probably beyond his years.”

Son Of Red Wings Scout In Squad

From South Lyon, Augustine is one of only two Michiganders among the 46 players earning invitations to the summer camp. The other is Lukas Fischer of Brighton. A defenseman for the OHL’s Sarnia Sting, Fischer is the son of former Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer. The elder Fischer currently serves as associate director of player personnel in Detroit.

University of Denver defenseman Zeev Buium is also on the USA roster. He’s the younger brother of Red Wings defensive prospect Shai Buium. The siblings won an NCAA title together last season at Denver.

Both Lukas Fischer and Zeev Buium are eligible for the upcoming 2024 NHL entry draft.

The World Junior Summer Showcase is set for July 26-Aug. 3 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich.