Wednesday, December 2, 2009

U.S.A. and Canada World Junior Prelim Roster

The prelim rosters for the U.S.A. and Canada National Teams have been named as we get closer to the World Junior Championships which gets underway on December 26. For the U.S.A. 29 players will meet up for a weekend prep camp in Ann Arbor, Michigan to get an idea on who will get to play for the USA Team for the World Junior Hockey Championshps later this month.

As for Southwest based players, Chris Brown from the Michigan Wolverirens has made it to the prelim roster, in add as well as Matt Donovan from Edmond, Oklahoma who plays for the Denver University Pionners have made it to the roster of wearing the Team USA roster coming up in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The Americans are looking to get back on the medal stand as the team has been shutout the last 2 seasons, last year the Americans were shocked by Slovakia in the Quarterfinals last season. In all, the Americans are bringing 2 goalies, 11 defensemen, and 16 forwards.

As we go through the month of December, the Officals from U.S.A. Hockey will take a look at how the players are doing to see who will be on the final roster that will head to Saskatchewan for the World Juniors just after Christmas.

As we get ready for the World Juniors, look for the team rosters for the rest of the field as we get ready for the tournament to start up.

U.S.A. Prelim Roster


Jack Campbell: Port Huron, Michigan: U.S. National U18 Team (USNTDP)

Mike Lee Roseau: Minnesota: St. Cloud State University (WCHA)


John Carlson: Colonia, New Jersey: Hershey Bears (AHL)

Matt Donovan: Edmond, Oklahoma: University of Denver (WCHA)

Justin Faulk: South St. Paul, Minnesota: U.S. National U18 Team (USNTDP)

Cam Fowler: Farmington Hills, Michigan: Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

Jake Gardiner: Minnetonka, Minnesota: University of Wisconsin (WCHA)

Brian Lashoff: Albany, New York: Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)

Jon Merill: Brighton, Michigan: U.S. National U18 Team (USNTDP)

John Moore: Winnetka, Illinois: Kitchener Rangers (OHL)

Max Nicarstro: Thousand Oaks, Cali: Boston University (Hockey East)

John Ramage: St. Louis, Missouri: University of Wisconsin (WCHA)

David Warsofsky: Marshfield, Mass: Boston University (Hockey East)


Ryan Bourque: Boxford, Mass.: Quebec City Ramparts (QMJHL)

Chris Brown: Flower Mound, Texas: University of Michigan (CCHA)

Jerry D'Amigo: Binghamton, N.Y.: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institue (ECAC)

A.J. Jenks: Wolverine Lake, Michigan: Plymouth Whalers (OHL)

Tyler Johnson: Spokane, Washington: Spokane Chiefs (WHL)

Chris Kreider: Boxford, Mass. : Boston College (Hockey East)

Danny Kristo: Eden Prairie, Minnesota: Univeristy of North Dakota (WCHA)

Phillip Macrea: Chesterfield, Missouri: London Knights (OHL)

Jeremy Morin: Auburn, N.Y.: Kitchener Rangers (OHL)

Kyle Palmieri: Montvale, N.J. University of Norte Dame (CCHA)

Vinny Saponari: Powder Springs, Georgia: Boston University (Hockey East)

Jordan Schroeder: Prior Lake, Minnesota: University of Minnesota (WCHA)

Derek Stepan: Hastings, Minnesota: University of Wisconsin (WCHA)

Luke Walker: Portland, Oregon: Portland Winterhawks (WHL)

David Wohlberg: South Lyon, Michigan: Univeristy of Michigan (CCHA)

Jason Zucker: Las Vegas, Nevada: U.S. National U18 Team (USTNDP)

Team Canada

Team Canada is going to look at 36 players, a majority of them coming from the major junior leagues. A handful of them also have come from the NCAA and the Canadian Junior A Legues as well. In all, Team Canada is going to look at 4 goalies, 12 defensemen and 20 forwards. Among them was the Dallas Stars 1st round draft pick from the 2009 draft Scott Glennie.


Jake Allen: Fredricton, N.B.: Montreal De Junior (QMJHL)

Matt Hacket: London, Ontario: Plymouth Whalers (OHL)

Martin Jones: North Vancouver, B.C.: Calgary Hitmen (WHL)

Olivier Roy: Causapscal, Quebec: Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)


Jared Cowen: Allan, Saskatchewan: Spokane Chiefs (WHL)

Calvin De Haan: Carp, Ontario: Oshawa Generals (OHL)

Nicholas Deslauriers: St. Anicet, Quebec: Rouyn-Nornda Huskies (QMJHL)

Ryan Ellis: Freelton: Ontario: Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

Brandon Gormley: Murray River, P.E.I.: Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)

Travis Hamonic: St. Malo, Manitoba: Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)

Shawn Lalonde: Orleans, Ontario: Belleville Bulls (OHL)

Dylan Olsen: Calgary, Alberta: Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL)

Alex Pietrangelo: King City, Ontario: Niagara Icedogs (OHL)

Marco Scandella: Montreal, Quebec: Val-dor Foueres (QMJHL)

Colten Teubert: White Rock, B.C.: Regina Pats (WHL)

Patrick Wiercioch: Maple Ridge, B.C.: University of Denver (WCHA)


Luke Adam: St. John's, New Foundland: Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)

Gabriel Bourque: Baie-Comeau, Quebec: Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)

Jordan Caron: Sayabec, Quebec: Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)

Patrice Cormier: Cap-Pele, N.B.: Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)

Philippe Cornet: Val Senneville, Quebec: Rouyn-Nornda Huskies (QMJHL)

Stefan Della Rovere: Maple, Ontario: Barrie Colts (OHL)

Cody Eakin: Winnipeg, Manitoba: Swift Current Broncos (WHL)

Jordan Eberle: Regina, Saskatchewan: Regina Pats (WHL)

Scott Glennie: Winnipeg, Manitoba: Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

Taylor Hall: Kingston, Ontario: Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

Adam Henrique: Burford, Ontario: Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

Cody Hodgson: Markham, Ontario: Brampton Battalion (OHL)

Nazem Kadri: London, Ontario: London Knights (OHL)

Brandon Kouzon: Calgary, Alberta: Calgary Hitmen (WHL)

Louis Leblanc: Kirkland, Quebec: Harvard (ECAC)

John Mcfarland: Richmond Hill, Ontario: Sudbury Wolves (OHL)

Brandon Mcmillan: Delta, B.C.: Kelowna Rockets (WHL)

Brayden Schenn: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

Tyler Seguin: Brampton, Ontario: Plymouth Whalers

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