Friday, March 27, 2009

Ramage to represent USA at U-18 World Championships

Not that it comes as much of a surprise, but incoming defensive recruit John Ramage has been selected by the powers that be at USA Hockey to represent the United States at the upcoming IIHF World U-18 Championships. If they can control the flooding, the tournament is set to take place in Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN April 9th-19th.

Ramage is in his first season with the NTDP after being a Robertson Cup Champion last season with the St. Louis Bandits of the NAHL. Ramage, who is the son of former NHL'er Rob Ramage, is the prototypical defensive defenseman. He has a stat line of 2-5-7 to go along 42 penalty minutes in 44 games this season for the NTDP U-18 squad.

Next season Ramage is expected to contend for playing time as soon as he steps on campus. Ramage, along with fellow freshman defenseive recruit Justin Schultz come with big time credentials and should ease the pain of losing Hobey finalist Jamie McBain.