Wisconsin has 3 on U.S. World Juniors Roster

USA Hockey will take 11 college players to the 2010 World Junior Championships in Saskatchewan.

The national team on Wednesday announced its 22-player roster for the annual Under-20 tournament, which starts Saturday and runs through Jan. 5.

Wisconsin is the school most represented on the team. It has defensemen Jake Gardiner and John Ramage and forward Derek Stepan as players and assistant coach Mark Osiecki on the roster.

Other college players on the team: St. Cloud State goaltender Mike Lee, Denver defenseman Matt Donovan, Boston University defenseman David Warsofsky, Rensselaer forward Jerry D’Amigo, Boston College forward Chris Kreider, North Dakota forward Danny Kristo, Notre Dame forward Kyle Palmieri and Minnesota forward Jordan Schroeder.

Boston University defenseman Max Nicastro and forward Vinny Saponari and Michigan forwards Chris Brown and David Wohlberg were among the cuts.

Here is the full U.S. roster:

GOALTENDERS (2)   Ht, wt     2009-10 Team (League)
Jack Campbell 6-2, 185 U.S. NTDP
Mike Lee 6-1, 195 St. Cloud State (WCHA) DEFENSEMEN (7) Ht, wt 2009-10 Team (League)
John Carlson 6-3, 210 Hershey (AHL)
Matt Donovan 6-0, 190 Denver (WCHA)
Cam Fowler 6-2, 198 Windsor (OHL)
Jake Gardiner 6-2, 200 Wisconsin (WCHA)
Brian Lashoff 6-3, 204 Kingston (OHL)
John Ramage 6-0, 195 Wisconsin (WCHA)
David Warsofsky 5-9, 170 Boston University (HEA) FORWARDS (13) Ht, wt 2009-10 Team (League)
Ryan Bourque 5-8, 170 Quebec (QMJHL)
Jerry D’Amigo 5-11, 200 Rensselaer (ECACHL)
A.J. Jenks 6-2, 205 Plymouth (OHL)
Tyler Johnson 5-8, 171 Spokane (WHL)
Chris Kreider 6-2, 206 Boston College (HEA)
Danny Kristo 6-0, 184 North Dakota (WCHA)
Philip McRae 6-3, 198 London (OHL)
Jeremy Morin 6-1, 196 Kitchener (OHL)
Kyle Palmieri 5-11, 196 Notre Dame (CCHA)
Jordan Schroeder 5-9, 185 Minnesota (WCHA)
Derek Stepan 6-1, 183 Wisconsin (WCHA)
Luke Walker 6-1, 185 Portland (WHL)
Jason Zucker 5-10, 180 U.S. NTDP

The U.S. opens the tournament against Slovakia at 8 p.m. Eastern on Saturday. It also plays Switzerland (Sunday, 4 p.m. Eastern), Latvia (Tuesday, Dec. 29, 4 p.m. Eastern) and host Canada (Thursday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. Eastern) in pool play.

Quarterfinals are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 2, with semifinals the following day and the bronze- and gold-medal games on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

All U.S. games will be broadcast live on the NHL Network in the U.S.


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