Saturday, December 23, 2006

Lawson, Fraser named WJC alternate captains

Two Michigan natives and current collegians were named alternate captains of the United States Junior National Team today.

Defenseman Kyle Lawson (New Hudson/University of Notre Dame) and forward Jim Fraser (Port Huron/Harvard University) will wear an 'A' under captain Taylor Chorney from North Dakota.

Both Lawson and Fraser are playing on their first U.S. Junior National Team.

Lawson's OHL rights belong to the Plymouth Whalers and had previously been held by the Saginaw Spirit.

Team USA is currently preparing for its opening game of the 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship against Germany next Tuesday. Opening faceoff is set for 9 a.m. (EST) in Leksand, Sweden. The game will be televised live in the United States on NHL Center Ice. In addition, a live audiocast of the contest can be heard at

Lawson photo courtesy Honeybaked Hockey Club (circa 2002-2003)

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