BC sophomore Chris Kreider is the only active NCAA player selected to the squad
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - Five Hockey East players with ties to the conference were among the first 16 players named to
the 2011 United States Men's National Team on Wednesday afternoon, as announced by USA Hockey. The players will compete at the
International Ice Hockey Federation World Men's Championship, April 29 - May 15, in Kosice and Bratislava, Slovakia.
Sophomore forward Chris Kreider (Boxford, Mass.) of Boston College was the only active NCAA player to be named to the club, along
with former Eagle Ryan Shannon (Darien, Conn.) up front. Kreider notched 24 points in 32 games, helping the Eagles capture the Hockey
East regular-season and tournament Championships in 2011. Shannon recorded 27 points (11g,16a) and skated in 79 games for the
Ottawa Senators in his fourth NHL season.
Boston University's Kevin Shattenkirk (New Rochelle, N.Y.) and Providence College's Mark Fayne (Nashua, N.H.) were both selected
to the team on the blueline. All four players will be making their first appearance in the World Championships at the end of the month.
Shattenkirk had a very successful rookie season posting 43 points (9g,34a) and playing in 72 games with the Colorado Avalanche and
St. Louis Blues. Fayne saw action in 57 games with the New Jersey Devils, talliying 14 points (4g,10a), after playing 19 games with the
Albany Devils (AHL) to begin the year.
University of New Hampshire alum Ty Conklin (Anchorage, Alaska) was one of two goaltenders named to the team and one of seven players
with previous experience on the U.S. Men's National Team. Conklin competed for the U.S. Men's National Team at the 2004 (bronze)
and 2005 IIHF World Men's Championships and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey. Conklin appeared in 25 games for the St. Louis Blues and
notched a 3.22 GAA with a 8-8-4 overall record in his eighth season in the NHL.
In addition to the players, several coaches and administrators affiliated with the team have ties to the league, including Head Coach
Scott Gordon, a graduate of Boston College, while current Northeastern Head Coach Greg Cronin will serve as an Assistant Coach with
the team. Both Brian Burke (PC) and David Poile (NU) were part of the U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Group that assisted in selecting
Team USA 2011 IIHF World Men's Championship Schedule
April 29 - May 15 • Kosice & Bratislava, Slovakia
Date Opponent Location Time (Local/EDT)
Sat., April 30 Austria Kosice 4:15 p.m./10:15 a.m.
Mon., May 2 Norway Kosice 4:15 p.m./10:15 a.m.
Wed., May 4 Sweden Kosice 8:15 p.m./2:15 p.m.
Thu., May 5-Mon., May 9 Qualification Round Kosice/Bratislava TBD
Thu., May 5-Sun., May 8 Relegation Round Kosice/Bratislava TBD
Wed., May 11-Thu., May 12 Quarterfinals Bratislava TBD
Fri., May 13 Semifinals Bratislava TBD
Sun., May 15 Bronze-Medal Game Bratislava 4:00 p.m./10:00 a.m.
Gold-Medal Game Bratislava 8:30 p.m./2:30 p.m.
Arena Locations: Orange Arena (Bratislava); Steel Arena (Kosice)