Friday, December 24, 2010

John Ramage Named Team USA Captain

For the second consecutive season a Wisconsin Badger will be wearing the captain "C" for the United States World Junior Team.

Today, USA Hockey announced that Badger sophomore defenseman John Ramage will captain the United States in the upcoming tournament.

Last year, former Badger and current New York Ranger forward Derek Stepan was named captain of the US squad and led the tournament in scoring en route to a gold medal for the Americans.

Rochester IceHogs/Chicago Blackhawks forward Jeremy Morin and Quebec Remparts forward Ryan Bourque were named alternate captains.

Ramage, Morin, and Bourque were all members of last years gold medal squad. Last year, it took an upset to take home the top prize. According to most media members, this year the United States are looked upon as the favorites.

Team USA opens up pool play on Sunday night vs Finland. Game can be seen on the NHL Network.

Team USA Schedule (Central Time):
Sunday (12/26) vs Finland 7:00 PM HBC Arena-NHL Network
Tuesday (12/28) vs Slovakia 7:00 PM HBC Arena-NHL Network
Thursday (12/30) vs Germany 6:00 PM HBC Arena-NHL Network
Friday (12/31) vs Switzerland 7:00 PM HBC Arena-NHL Network
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