Michigan State goalie Trey Augustine makes Team USA for World Championships

Michigan State's goalie Trey Augustine makes a stop in the first period of the Big Ten tournament
Michigan State's goalie Trey Augustine makes a stop in the first period of the Big Ten tournament / Nick King/Lansing State Journal / USA

What a year it’s been for Michigan State hockey’s star goalie Trey Augustine. The accomplishments won by Augustine this year are beyond impressive, and they are still adding up.

As you all know, Augustine won two Big Ten championships with Michigan State this season, both in the regular season and Big Ten tournament. Augustine also won a gold medal with the USA Juniors team this year as well.

Those accomplishments on their own make for an amazing season, but Augustine isn’t done yet.

On Sunday morning, Team USA hockey announced who made the roster for the upcoming world ice hockey championship. Augustine made the cut as one of two goalies selected, and let me remind you he’s only 19 years old and just finished up his freshman season at Michigan State.

As I mentioned earlier, Augustine was also a star on the US juniors team that won gold this winter. But this tournament is different as professionals are eligible. In fact, only three college players were selected to the US team, so this shows just how impressive it is that Augustine was selected.

He’ll have to battle it out with Detroit Red Wings goalie Alex Lyon for the starting spot on the team. Augustine has a great chance at becoming the starting goalie, but even if he doesn’t just being selected to this team at 19 years old is extremely impressive.

The tournament begins May 10 and runs through May 26 in Czechia. The US team always stands a good chance of winning gold in these tournaments, so Augustine has a chance to win two gold medals within six months of each other. Now that would be quite the feat along with the multiple Big Ten championships he won this season.