Twenty-Nine Players Invited to Pre-Tournament Camp in New York
BC's Chris Kreider is one of nine Hockey East players named to the preliminary roster
Colorado Springs, Colo. - USA Hockey today named the 29 players that have been invited to its pre-tournament
camp beginning Dec. 17 that make up the preliminary 2011 U.S. National Junior Team roster. The list of 29 players
includes nine student-athletes from the Hockey East Association, which is best amongst all the other leagues represented.
The 2011 U.S. National Junior Team will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship,
Dec. 26, 2010-Jan. 5, 2011, in Buffalo and Niagara, N.Y.
Boston College leads the way with four sophomores from Eagles roster, which includes defensemen Brian Dumoulin
(Biddeford, Maine), sophomore forward Chris Kreider (Boxford, Mass.), sophomore defender Philip Samuelsson (Scottsdale,
Ariz.) and sophomore forward Patrick Wey (Pittsburgh, Pa.) were all named to the preliminary U.S. roster.
A trio of Boston University freshmen were also invited, as defenseman Adam Clendening (Wheatfield, N.Y.), forward
Charlie Coyle (East Falmouth, Mass) and forward Matt Nieto (Long Beach, Calif.) will all participate in the camp.
Northeastern's freshman defenseman Jamie Oleksiak (Boston, Mass.) and Vermont freshman forward Connor Brickley
(Everett, Mass.) were also named to the preliminary squad.
Former Merrimack College goaltender Joe Exter will serve as an assistant coach for the 2011 U.S. National Junior
The final U.S. National Junior Team 22-man roster will be announced prior to Team USA's final exhibition game against
Norway on December 23.
The U.S. will be defending its 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship gold medal, having defeated Canada, 6-5, in
overtime, to claim the title last year in Saskatoon, Sask.
The Hockey East Association is a 10-team, Division-I college hockey conference, with offices based in Wakefield, Mass.
Founded in 1983, the league has won seven NCAA championships in the past 18 years. The league also sponsors an
eight-team women's league which began play in 2002-03.
|2011 U.S. National Junior Team Preliminary Roster
|Pos.|| ||Name||Ht||Wt||Birthdate||S/C||Hometown||2010-11 Team (League)|
|G||1||Jack Cambpell^||6-2||182||1/9/92||L||Port Huron, Mich.||Windsor Spitfires (OHL)|
|G||29||Andy Iles||5-9||180||1/30/92||L||Ithaca, N.Y.||Cornell Univ. (ECACH)|
|D||2||Adam Clendening||5-11||190||10/26/92||R||Niagara Falls, N.Y.||Boston Univ. (HEA)|
|D||4||Brian Dumoulin||6-4||210||9/6/91||L||Biddeford, Maine||Boston College (HEA)|
|D||25||Justin Faulk||5-11||200||3/20/92||R||South St. Paul, Minn.||Univ. of Minnesota Duluth (WCHA)|
|D||7||Derek Forbort||6-5||200||3/4/92||L||Duluth, Minn.||Univ. of North Dakota (WCHA)|
|D||6||Nick Leddy||5-11||190||3/20/91||L||Eden Prairie, Minn.||Rockford IceHogs (AHL)|
|D||12||Jon Merrill||6-3||209||2/3/92||L||Brighton, Mich.||Univ. of Michigan (CCHA)|
|D||28||Jamie Oleksiak||6-7||240||12/21/92||L||Boston, Mass.||Northeastern Univ. (HEA)|
|D||21||John Ramage^||6-0||201||2/7/91||R||Chesterfield, Mo.||Univ. of Wisconsin (WCHA)|
|D||5||Philip Samuelsson||6-2||198||7/26/91||L||Scottsdale, Ariz.||Boston College (HEA)|
|D||18||Patrick Wey||6-2||205||3/21/91||R||Pittsburgh, Pa.||Boston College (HEA)|
|F||27||Nick Bjugstad||6-4||204||7/17/92||R||Blaine, Minn.||Univ. of Minnesota (WCHA)|
|F||17||Ryan Bourque^||5-9||164||1/3/91||L||Boxford, Mass.||Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)|
|F||13||Connor Brickley||6-1||195||2/25/92||L||Everett, Mass.||Univ. of Vermont (HEA)|
|F||10||Chris Brown||6-2||194||2/3/91||R||Flower Mound, Texas||Univ. of Michigan (CCHA)|
|F||24||Mitch Callahan||5-11||175||8/17/91||R||Whittier, Calif.||Kelowna Rockets (WHL)|
|F||3||Charlie Coyle||6-2||207||3/2/92||R||East Weymouth, Mass.||Boston Univ. (HEA)|
|F||9||Jerry D'Amigo^||5-11||213||2/19/91||L||Binghamton, N.Y.||Toronto Marlies (AHL)|
|F||26||Emerson Etem||6-1||197||6/16/92||L||Long Beach, Calif.||Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)|
|F||14||Rocco Grimaldi||5-6||161||2/8/93||R||Rossmoor, Calif.||U.S. NTDP U-18 (USHL)|
|F||19||Chris Kreider^||6-2||214||4/30/91||L||Boxford, Mass.||Boston College (HEA)|
|F||11||Jeremy Morin^||6-1||189||4/16/91||R||Auburn, N.Y.||Rockford IceHogs (AHL)|
|F||8||Brock Nelson||6-3||185||10/15/91||L||Minneapolis, Minn.||Univ. of North Dakota (WCHA)|
|F||20||Matt Nieto||6-0||180||11/5/92||L||Long Beach, Calif.||Boston Univ. (HEA)|
|F||23||Kyle Palmieri^||5-10||194||2/1/91||R||Montvale, N.J.||Syracuse Crunch (AHL)|
|F||22||Brandon Saad||6-2||211||10/27/92||L||Gibsonia, Pa.||Saginaw Spirit (OHL)|
|F||15||Drew Shore||6-2||200||1/29/91||R||Denver, Colo.||Univ. of Denver (WCHA)|
|F||16||Jason Zucker^||5-11||180||1/16/92||L||Las Vegas, Nev.||Univ. of Denver (WCHA)||