LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- To no one's surprise, Jack Eichel of Chelmsford remains in the hunt to represent the U.S. at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Montreal and Toronto, Dec. 26-Jan. 5.

USA Hockey announced cuts Tuesday.

The USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp continues as the U.S. will play games against Sweden (Wednesday), Finland (Thursday) and the Czech Republic (Saturday).

Eichel, 17, is considered a lock to make the team. He starred for the U.S. last winter at the 2014 World Juniors. The talented forward, set to start his freshman year at Boston University, is expected to be one of the first picks in the 2015 NHL Draft.