Showing posts with label USA WJC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label USA WJC. Show all posts

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Grimaldi named to final U.S. World Junior roster

If my math is correct, UND forward Rocco Grimaldi becomes the 35th UND hockey player to be selected to play for his country in the WJC.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - University of North Dakota freshman forward Rocco Grimaldi has earned a roster spot on the United States team that will compete at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Junior Championship Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Ufa, Russia.
The roster was announced this morning by USA Hockey.

Grimaldi has registered seven goals and nine assists in 18 games this season for UND, tying him for second in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) rookie scoring race. The Rossmoor, Calif., native has played in every game this season after missing all but four games last season due to injury.

The preseason WCHA Rookie of the Year and a second-round draft pick (33rd overall) of the Florida Panthers in 2011, Grimaldi has extensive USA Hockey experience. Prior to coming to UND, Grimaldi spent the previous two seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program (NTDP), amassing 136 points in 120 games. He helped lead the United States to back-to-back gold medals at the 2011 and 2010 IIHF World Under-18 Championships.

Grimaldi also was a part of the U.S. Under-18 Team that won the 2010 Four Nations Cup in Sundsvall, Sweden, where he was named the tournament's top forward with six points in three games.

The UND men's hockey program has now had 47 participants in the prestigious World Junior Hockey Championship dating back to 1979, representing the United States, Canada and Slovakia. Grimaldi is the 33rd UND product to play for the U.S.

UND at the World Junior Championship
1979: Dave Christian (USA), Tim Mishler (USA), Mike Stone (USA)
1981: Mark Huglen (USA), Craig Ludwig (USA)
1982: Jon Casey (USA), Troy Murray (CAN), James Patrick (CAN)
1983: James Patrick (CAN), Gord Sherven (CAN), Rick Zombo (USA)
1984: Scott Sandelin (USA)
1985: Brad Berry (CAN)
1987: Lee Davidson (USA)
1988: Lee Davidson (USA)
1989: Geoff Smith (CAN)
1990: Jason Herter (CAN)
1991: Chris Gotziaman (USA), Greg Johnson (CAN)
1992: Brad Bombardir (CAN), Marty Schriner (USA)
1994: Toby Kvalevog (USA)
1995: Landon Wilson (USA)
2001: David Hale (USA)
2003: Matt Greene (USA), Matt Jones (USA), Zach Parise (USA), Rastislav Spirko (Slovakia)
2004: Brady Murray (USA), Zach Parise (USA), Rastislav Spirko (Slovakia), Drew Stafford (USA)
2005: Brian Lee (USA), Drew Stafford (USA)
2006: Taylor Chorney (USA), Brian Lee (USA), T.J. Oshie (USA), Jonathan Toews (CAN)
2007: Taylor Chorney (USA), Brian Lee (USA), Jonathan Toews (CAN)
2009: Danny Kristo (USA)
2010: Danny Kristo (USA)
2011: Derek Forbort (USA), Brock Nelson (USA)
2012: Derek Forbort (USA)
2013: Rocco Grimaldi (USA)
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

USA releases roster for WJC.

Here is the roster for Team USA.

Jack Campbell, Windsor Spitfires, OHL (Dallas)
Andy Iles, Cornell University, ECAC

Brian Dumoulin, Boston College, HE (Carolina)
Justin Faulk, Minnesota-Duluth, WCHA (Carolina)
Derek Forbort, North Dakota, WCHA (Los Angeles)
Nick Leddy, Rockford, AHL (Chicago);
Jonathan Merrill, Michigan, CCHA (New Jersey)
John Ramage, Wisconsin, WCHA (Calgary)
Patrick Wey, Boston College, HE (Washington)

Nick Bjugstad, Minnesota, WCHA (Florida)
Ryan Bourque, Quebec, QMJHL (N.Y. Rangers)
Chris Brown, Michigan, CCHA (Phoenix)
Mitchell Callahan, Kelowna, WHL (Detroit)
Charlie Coyle, Boston University, HE (San Jose)
Jerry D'Amigo, Toronto, AHL (Toronto)
Emerson Etem, Medicine Hat, WHL (Anaheim)
Chris Kreider, Boston College, HE (N.Y. Rangers)
Jeremy Morin, Rockford, AHL (Chicago)
Brock Nelson, North Dakota, WCHA (N.Y. Islanders)
Kyle Palmieri, Syracuse, AHL (Anaheim)
Drew Shore, Denver, WCHA (Florida)
Jason Zucker, Denver, WCHA (Minnesota).

Who didn't make it
Adam Clendening (Boston University)
Jamieson Oleksiak (Northeastern)
Philip Samuelsson (Boston College)
Connor Brickley (Vermont)
Rocco Grimaldi (USNTDP)(UND Recruit)
Matthew Nieto (Boston University)
Brandon Saad (Saginaw, OHL)

Links to the WJC

USA Hockey Twitter

U.S. announces World Junior roster [USA Hockey]

Forbort, Nelson make final cut for USA Hockey [Fighting Sioux]

NHL Network U.S. to broadcast USA quest for historic gold medal repeat at 2011 IIHF WJC [NHL.COM]

Kreider is hoping last year's luck carries over [NHL.COM]

U.S. junior team has 2005 blueprint as a guide [NHL.COM]

Buffalo News WJC Blog [BuffaloNews.COM]

USA hockey unveils its roster for world junior tournament [Toronto Star]

Canadian World Junior News. [Toronto Star]

Wild's Zucker, 5 Minnesotans make USA World Junior team [Russo's Rants]

TV Schedule for the World Juniors
[Click link for TV SCHEDULE]
Date Game Time (EST)
Sunday, December 26
Russia vs. Canada 4 p.m.
Finland vs. USA 8 p.m.

Tuesday, December 28
Canada vs. Czech Republic 4 p.m.
USA vs. Slovakia 8 p.m.

Wednesday, December 29
Norway vs. Canada 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 30
Sweden vs. Czech Republic 3 p.m.
Germany vs. USA 7 p.m.

Friday, December 31
Canada vs. Sweden 4 p.m.
USA vs. Switzerland 8 p.m.

Sunday, January 2
Quarterfinal #1 3:30 p.m.
Quarterfinal #2* 7:30 p.m.

Monday, January 3
Semifinal #1 3:30 p.m.
Semifinal #2* 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 5
Bronze-Medal Game 3:30 p.m.
Gold-Medal Game 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Team USA captains.

Here are the captains for team USA's. [USA Hockey Press Release]
• CAPTAINS OF THE SHIP -- On Christmas Eve, Team
USA’s players selected their captains for the 2010 IIHF
World Junior Championship:
Derek Stepan Captain
Jordan Schroeder Alternate
David Warsofsky Alternate
John Carlson Alternate
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