Monday, December 21, 2009

USA Roster Updated.

This is your updated USA WJC Roster. [Click for Roster]
Here is the video of coach Dean Blais discussing the roster cuts.

GOALTENDERS (2)

1 Jack Campbell, Port Huron, Mich. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USNTDP)
30 Mike Lee, Roseau, Minn. St. Cloud State University (WCHA)

DEFENSEMEN (8)

11 John Carlson, Colonia, N.J. Hershey Bears (AHL)
4 Matt Donovan , Edmond, Okla. University of Denver (WCHA)
24 Cam Fowler, Farmington Hills, Mich. Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
28 Jake Gardiner, Minnetonka, Minn. University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
18 Brian Lashoff, Albany, N.Y. Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
3 Max Nicastro, Thousand Oaks, Calif. Boston University (HEA)
2 John Ramage, St. Louis, Mo. University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
5 David Warsofsky, Marshfield, Mass. Boston University (HEA)

FORWARDS (14)

17 Ryan Bourque, Boxford, Mass. Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
12 Chris Brown, Flower Mound, Texas University of Michigan (CCHA)
29 Jerry D’Amigo, Binghamton, N.Y. RPI (ECAC)
22 AJ Jenks, Wolverine Lake, Mich. Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
10 Tyler Johnson, Spokane, Wash. Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
20 Chris Kreider, Boxford, Mass. Boston College (HEA)
8 Danny Kristo, Eden Prairie, Minn. University of North Dakota (WCHA)
9 Philip McRae, Chesterfield, Mo. London Knights (OHL)
26 Jeremy Morin, Auburn, N.Y. Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
23 Kyle Palmieri, Montvale, N.J. University of Notre Dame (CCHA)
19 Jordan Schroeder, Prior Lake, Minn. University of Minnesota (WCHA)
21 Derek Stepan, Hastings, Minn. University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
14 Luke Walker, Portland, Ore. Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
16 Jason Zucker, Las Vegas, Nev. U.S. National Under-18 Team (USNTDP)

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4 comments:

  1. Are the players coming from the Canadian hockey league still eligible to play in the NCAA? If so, I am wondering if Coach Blais is also recruiting.

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  2. Once they play in the OHL they lose a year of elgibility if they play three years they have one less and I think they actually have to sit out a year before they can play or something like that. The OHL boys won't be playing in the NCAA. I don't think any of those kids were uncomitted.

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  3. I tried digging into this structure of Canadian hockey....fairly confusing. Apparently, CHL "major junior" players are ineligible but Junior A players are.
    Here's more details I found:
    Canadian universities and colleges recruit extensively from the CHL (The WHL, OHL, and QMJHL are the three "major junior" leagues that constitute the Canadian Hockey League as the highest level of junior hockey in Canada), affording graduating players the opportunity to continue playing hockey as they attend post-secondary institutions. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) considers graduates of the CHL (major juniors) to be ineligible to participate in university hockey programs in the United States. Players hoping to receive scholarships to, and play for, American universities play Junior A hockey in one of the Canadian Junior Hockey League's member organizations so as to retain their NCAA eligibility.
    Plus, as an alternative to the "major junior" tier for NCAA interested players, there are the USA Hockey Junior Leagues and tiers (USHL and others).

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