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.

U.S. Roster

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.

Canadian Roster

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