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USA Hockey Sets U-18 National Roster



USA Hockey announced the team that will compete at this year's World U-18 IIHF Championships this year in Brno and Znojmo (wtf?), Czech Republic.

Here's what the roster looks like:

GOALTENDERS (2)
No. Name Ht (cm) Wt (kg) Birthdate S/C Hometown 2011-12 Team College Commit (verbal)
29 Collin Olson 6-3 (191) 199 (90) 4/4/94 L Apple Valley, Minn. U.S. National Under-18 Team Ohio State University (CCHA)
1 Jared Rutledge 5-11 (180) 170 (77) 4/18/94 L Chicago, Ill. U.S. National Under-18 Team University of Michigan (CCHA)
DEFENSEMEN (7)
6 Will Butcher 5-10 (178) 198 (90) 1/6/95 L Sun Prairie, Wis. U.S. National Under-17 Team University of Denver (WCHA)
24 Connor Carrick 5-10 (178) 187 (85) 4/13/94 R Orland Park, Ill. U.S. National Under-18 Team University of Michigan (CCHA)
7 Matt Grzelcyk 5-9 (175) 170 (77) 1/5/94 L Charlestown, Mass. U.S. National Under-18 Team Boston University (HEA)
4 Seth Jones 6-3 (191) 201 (91) 10/3/94 R Plano, Texas U.S. National Under-18 Team
10 Patrick Sieloff 6-0 (183) 198 (90) 5/15/94 L Ann Arbor, Mich. U.S. National Under-18 Team Miami University (CCHA)
16 Brady Skjei 6-2 (188) 199 (90) 3/26/94 L Lakeville, Minn. U.S. National Under-18 Team University of Minnesota (WCHA)
8 Jacob Trouba 6-2 (188) 194 (88) 2/26/94 R Rochester, Mich. U.S. National Under-18 Team University of Michigan (CCHA)
FORWARDS (13)
22 Riley Barber 5-11 (180) 187 (85) 2/7/94 R Livonia, Mich. U.S. National Under-18 Team Miami University (CCHA)
11 J.T. Compher 5-10 (178) 172 (78) 4/8/95 R Northbrook, Ill. U.S. National Under-17 Team University of Michigan (CCHA)
26 Andrew Copp 6-0 (183) 198 (90) 7/8/94 L Ann Arbor, Mich. U.S. National Under-18 Team
19 Cameron Darcy 6-0 (183) 186 (84) 3/2/94 R South Boston, Mass. U.S. National Under-18 Team Northeastern University (HEA)
14 Thomas Di Pauli 5-11 (180) 180 (82) 4/29/94 L Woodridge, Ill. U.S. National Under-18 Team Univ. of Notre Dame (CCHA)
18 Ryan Hartman 5-11 (180) 179 (81) 9/20/94 R West Dundee, Ill. U.S. National Under-18 Team Miami University (CCHA)
17 Nicolas Kerdiles 6-1 (185) 198 (90) 1/11/94 L Irvine, Calif. U.S. National Under-18 Team University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
21 Matthew Lane 5-10 (178) 171 (78) 3/15/94 L Rochester, N.Y. U.S. National Under-18 Team Boston University (HEA)
23 Stefan Matteau 6-1 (185) 215 (98) 2/23/94 L Chicago, Ill. U.S. National Under-18 Team
15 Daniel O’Regan 5-9 (175) 165 (75) 1/30/94 R Needham, Mass. St. Sebastian’s (Mass.) School Boston University (HEA)
9 Kyle Osterberg 5-7 (170) 175 (79) 9/5/94 L Lakeville, Minn. U.S. National Under-18 Team Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA)
27 Quentin Shore 6-0 (183) 192 (87) 5/25/94 R Denver, Colo. U.S. National Under-18 Team University of Denver (WCHA)
13 Frankie Vatrano 5-10 (178) 216 (98) 3/14/94 L E. Longmeadow, Mass. U.S. National Under-18 Team Boston College (HEA)

As per usual, the roster is mostly comprised of this year's NTDP U18 team, with a few exceptions. Miles Koules, Gavin Stoick, and Brendan Silk have been moved down to the U17 team, while JT Compher and Will Butcher were called up from the U17 team. Boston University recruit Danny O'Regan was also added to the roster. Notably absent is Sarnia Sting forward Alex Galchenyuk, whose OHL season recently ended. Scoring looks like it could be an issue with this team, and the dynamic Galchenyuk would have been a nice addition.