April 14, 2000
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Both U.S. and Canadian rosters have been tentatively set for the fourth annual North American College Hockey Championships, to be held April 15 and 16, 2000. Saturday’s game will be played at 7:30 pm at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan, with Sunday’s contest at 2:00 pm at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario.
Notre Dame senior center Ben Simon-a fifth-round draft choice of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1997 draft-is one of four players from teams in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association who were named to the initial U.S. roster, with the others including Michigan State defenseman Mike Weaver, Bowling Green defenseman Mike Jones and Ohio State forward Eric Meloche.
Three former Notre Dame players participated in the 1999 NACHC: right wing Brian Urick, defenseman Benoit Cotnoir and goaltender Forrest Karr.
The U.S. roster is made up entirely of players with no remaining NCAA eligibility. Nineteen schools are represented, with no more than two players from any one program.
All players hail from NCAA Division I programs except for AHCA Division III Player of the Year Steve Aronson from St. Thomas and alternates Marc Bellemare >from NCAA Division III champion Norwich and David Haimson of Williams.
There are 10 Canadians on the U.S. roster. The event is co-sponsored by the American Hockey Coaches Association.
No. Name/School Pos Ht. Wt. Hometown/Last Team2 Robert Ek, Maine D 6-5 210 Lulea, SWEDEN/Kimberley3 Chris MacKenzie, Niagara D 6-0 180 Niagara Falls, ONT/Niagara Falls4 Lee Goren, North Dakota F 6-2 205 Winnipeg, MAN/Minot5 Mike Weaver, Michigan State D 5-9 171 Bramalea, ON/Bramalea Blues7 Mike Souza, New Hampshire F 6-1 205 Wakefield, MN/Wakefield HS8 Ben Simon, Notre Dame F 6-0 195 Shaker Hts., OH/Cleveland Barons9 Jason Ulmer, North Dakota F 5-10 175 Wilcox, SASK/Vernon10 Dan Peters, Colorado College D 5-10 183 Cottage Grove, MN/Omaha Lancers13 Nate Miller, Minnesota F 6-3 200 Anoka, MN/Anoka HS15 Justin Harney, St. Lawrence D 6-0 195 Hopkinton, MA/St. Sebastian's16 Chris Heron, Boston University F 5-11 182 North York, ONT/North Toronto21 Steve Aronson, St. Thomas (MN) F 6-1 205 Minnetonka, MN/Minnetonka, HS22 Mike Jones, Bowling Green D 6-3 190 Toledo, OH/Cleveland Barons23 Darryl Campbell, Colgate F 5-11 185 Strathroy, ONT/Petrolia Jets26 Jeff Scissons, Minnesota-Duluth F 6-1 190 Saskatoon, SASK/Vernon25 Toby Peterson, Colorado Coll. F 5-10 195 Bloomington, MN/Jefferson HS30 Greg Gardner, Niagara G 6-0 190 Mississauga, ON/Thornhill33 Shep Harder, Colgate G 5-10 190 Wayzata, MN/Estevan Bruins39 Cory Larose, Maine F 6-0 188 Campbellton, NB/Langley72 Eric Meloche, Ohio State F 5-11 195 Rosemere, QUE/Cornwall Colts
Name/School Pos Ht. Wt. Hometown/Last TeamDavid Haimson, Williams G 6-0 170 St. Laurent, QUE/Milton AcademyMarc Bellemare, Norwich F 5-9 175 Cornwall, ONT/Char-Lan RebelsBrad Hodgins, Michigan State D 5-10 201 Duncan, BC/Chilliwack ChiefsDustin Kuk, Wisconsin F 6-1 205 Livonia, MI/BramaleaDoug Stienstra, Cornell F 6-1 207 Kelowna, BC/Cowichan Paper Corp.
No. Name/School Pos Ht. Wt. Hometown/Last Team1 Ken Carroll, New Brunswick G 5-10 175 Oil City, ON/Sarnia OHL2 Sebastien Bety, Trois Rivieres D 6-2 215 St. Bernard de Beauce, QC/Chicoutimi4 Mike Van Volsen, Guelph D 6-1 185 Oshawa, ON/Belleville OHL7 Bob MacIsaac, St. Mary's D 6-0 220 Antigonish, NS/Sudbury OHL8 Peter MacKellar, New Brunswick RW 6-2 210 Oakville, ON/Owen Sound OHL10 Sasha Cucuz, York RW 6-1 210 Hamilton, ON/London OHL11 Deny Gaudet, Moncton C 6-4 205 Moncton, NB/Beavers Jr. A12 Matt Hill, St. Mary's LW 5-11 182 Bedford, NS/Dartmouth Jr.A15 Chad Kalmakoff, Dalhousie LW 5-10 180 Swift Current, SK/Melfort SJHL16 Jeff Leiter, Manitoba LRW 6-2 210 Jimli, MB/St. Boniface17 Dave Gourde, McGill C 5-10 176 Lac Etchemin, QC/College Levis Lauzon18 Sheldon Moser, Saskatchewan RW 5-9 170 Mendham, SK/Melfort SJHL19 Shannon Briske, Saskatchewan LWD 6-1 195 Jansen, SK/Portland WHL20 Hugo Turcotte, Trois Rivieres LW 5-8 170 Cap de la Madeleine, QC/Val D'Or QMJHL24 Rob Guinn, St. Mary's D 6-2 225 Nepean, ON/Dartmouth Jr.A25 Peter Lough, Brock CRW 6-2 215 Burnaby, BC/Estavan SJHL30 Colin Ryder, Brandon G 5-11 180 Kelowna, BC/Victoria Salsa34 Dan Preston, St. Thomas (ONT) D 6-0 180 St. Thomas, ON/Detriot OHL41 Chris Peyton, Acadia D 5-11 188 St. Johns, NF/Halifax QMJHL96 Darryl Moxam, Acadia C 5-10 180 Lively, ON/Rayside Balfour Jr.A
No Name/School Pos Ht. Wt. Hometown/Last Team6 Martin Kearns, Laurier D 6-2 215 Coldwater, ON/St. Mary's14 Damon Hardy, Western RW 5-11 195 London, ON/Sarnia OHL16 Ryan Tocher, Brock D 6-3 225 Hamilton, ON/Oshawa OHL21 Marcel Kars, Guelph RW 6-5 228 Toronto, ON/Barrie OHL33 C. J. Denomme, Western G 6-1 195 London, ON/Ottawa OHL