Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Four Michigan natives make U.S. Selects

USA Hockey announced yesterday the 22-man roster for its 2009 U.S. Junior Select Team that will compete at the World Junior A Challenge Nov. 1-8 in Summerside, P.E.I.

The U.S. roster includes 21 players currently competing in the United States Hockey League, the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league.

Four players on the roster are from Michigan - goalie Will Yanakeff (Jerome, Sioux City), defensemen Kevin Albers (Lake Orion, Green Bay) and Kevin Gravel (Kingsford, Sioux City), both also property of the OHL's Plymouth Whalers, and forward Shane Berschbach (Clawson, Indiana).

Team USA takes on Canada East in its first game on Nov. 1 at 6:00 p.m. EST.

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