Monday, June 16, 2008

Gardiner and McDonagh invited to WJC Camp

Freshman defenseman Jake Gardiner from Minnetonka high school, and will be sophomore Ryan McDonagh have been invited to the USA World Junior Championship evaluation camp. The camp runs Aug. 1-9th in Lake Placid, NY. The 2008 WJC will take place at the Canadian capital city, Ottawa. It would feel pretty darn good to beat the Canucks on their home ice wouldn't it? (No offense to any current, future, or past Canadian Badgers)

USA hockey has invited 53 players to the evaluation camp and they are broken into 2 teams. Usually they invite a team from Sweden and a Team from Finland to come to the camp as well to scrimmage the 2 USA teams. Here is the full roster from

UW assistant coach Mark Osiecki has been invited to the camp as well as an assistant coach.

Other players of note:

Mike Lee-Goaltender-Roseau H.S.-St. Cloud State recruit
Cade Fairchild-Defenseman-University of Minnesota sophomore
Blake Kessel-Defenseman-University of New Hampshire freshman (From Madison)
Aaron Ness-Defenseman-University of Minnesota freshman
Jack Connolly-Forward-University Of Minnesota Duluth freshman
Jake Hansen-Forward-University of Minnesota freshman
Mike Hoeffel-Forward-University of Minnesota sophomore
Danny Kristo-Forward-USA NTDP-North Dakota recruit
Drew LeBlanc-Forward-St. Cloud State freshman
Jordan Schroeder-Forward-University of Minnesota freshman
Patrick White-Forward-Universtiy of Minnesota sophomore