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12-16-2012, 08:47 PM
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William H Bonney
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Originally Posted by pavelich View Post
Forwards Stevens, Pavelek and Wegwerth are all injured for U.S. Not sure about their status for the tournament.

Blake Christensen, Brendon Kearney and Sam Kauppila have been filling in for USHL games. I don't know that non-NTDP players would be taken to an international tournament. Does anyone know if that has happened in the past?
Kearney and Christensen are '95s and probably ineligible anyway.
They've done it when needed due to injury. Last year they took Thatcher Demko (USHL), Michael Downing (USHL). In 2010, they took Joe Fiala (HS), Jordan Schmaltz (Midget) and Austin Wuthrich (Midget). And others before that.

As Cagney earlier said, they don't add CHLers so you won't see Blake Clarke even if you should. I'm sure they'll target Nick Schmaltz, Shane Gersich, and Chris Birdsall unless a bunch of guys are about to return from injury.

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