December 19, 1998
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Notre Dame sophomore left wing Dan Carlson (Edina, Minn.) has been named to the 22-player team that will represent the United States at the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championship while Irish freshman center David Inman (Toronto, Ont.) was among the four players cut from the squad, following a Dec. 14-17 trout camp at the Ann Arbor (Mich.) Ice Cube facility.
Carlson will miss Notre Dame’s upcoming series at No. 1-ranked North Dakota (Jan. 2-3), as the World Juniors will run from Dec. 26-Jan. 5, in Winnipeg and five other cities in Manitoba, Canada. He will return to the squad in time for the Jan. 8 game at Bowling Green.
The final 22-player roster features seven returnees from the 1997-98 U.S. team that finished fifth at the World Junior Championship in Finland. Current Notre Dame junior forwards Ben Simon and Joe Dusbabek were members of last year’s U.S. junior team, with Simon also skating on the 1996-97 U.S. team that claimed the World Junior silver medal in Switzerland.
The 5-10, 190-pound Carlson has skated alongside Inman this season and ranks fourth on the Irish squad with 13 points (4 goals, 9 assists), including two power-play goals, one game-winning goal and the team’s only shorthanded score of the season. He ranked among the Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s top freshman scorers in 1997-98 with 11 goals (three power-play, three shorthanded) and 17 assists.
Inman owns dual citizenship in both Canada and the U.S., as his father is a Canadian citizen while his mother is a U.S. citizen. The 6-1, 190-pound lefthander is fifth on the current Irish squad with 11 points (6 goals, 5 assists), including a pair of power-play goals and one game-winning goal.
The final junior national team roster includes 14 current college players, with six of those hailing from teams in the CCHA. In addition to Carlson, the CCHA players on the team include two Michigan State players (goaltender Josh Blackburn and forward Adam Hall), Michigan defenseman Jeff Jillson, Bowling Green forward Ryan Murphy and Lake Superior State forward Mike Vigilante. The seven other college players include two each from Wisconsin and Maine and one each from Boston College, Minnesota, Colorado College and Boston University.
1998-99 UNITED STATES JUNIOR NATIONAL HOCKEY TEAM ROSTER
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Sh. Hometown 1998-99 TeamJoe Blackburn G 5-11 180 1/26/79 R Livonia, MI Michigan StateDan Carlson F 5-10 190 4/6/79 L Edina, MN Notre Dame Tim Connolly F 6-1 185 5/7/81 R Baldwinsville, NY Erie (OHL) Matt Doman F 6-1 220 2/10/80 R Sartell, MN Univ. of Wisconsin Brian Gionta F 5-5 160 1/18/79 R Rochester, NY Boston CollegeScott Gomez F 5-10 180 12/23/79 L Anchorage, AK Tri-Cities (WHL)Adam Hall F 6-3 200 8/14/80 R Kalamazoo, MI Michigan StateBarrett Heisten F 6-0 185 3/19/80 L Anchorage, AK Univ. of Maine Andy Hilbert F 5-11 190 2/6/81 L Howell, MI U.S. Under-18
National TeamDoug Janik D 6-2 200 3/26/80 L Agawam, MA Univ. of Maine Jeff Jillson D 6-3 220 7/24/80 R North Smithfield, RI Univ, of Michigan David Legwand F 6-2 175 8/17/80 L Grosse Pointe Woods, MI Plymouth (OHL)Jordan Leopold D 6-1 195 8/3/80 L Golden Valley, MN Univ. of Minnesota Chris Madden G 6-0 170 3/10/79 L Liverpool, NY Guelph (OHL)Paul Mara D 6-4 190 9/7/79 L Belmont, MA Plymouth (OHL)Justin Morrison F 6-3 200 8/10/79 R Los Angeles, CA Colorado CollegeRyan Murphy F 6-1 195 3/21/79 L Aurora, ONT Bowling GreenMike Pandolfo F 6-3 225 9/15/79 L Burlington, MA Boston UniversityChris St. Croix D 6-2 185 5/2/79 R Voorhees, NJ Kamloops (WHL)Dave Tanabe D 6-1 190 7/19/80 R White Bear Lake, MN Univ. of Wisconsin Nikos Tselios D 6-4 190 1/20/79 L Glen Ellyn, IL Plymouth (OHL)Mike Vigilante F 5-11 195 8/19/79 L Dearborn, MI Lake Superior State
1998-99 WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Pool A: Finland, Czech Republic, United States, Canada, Slovakia
Pool B: Russia, Switzerland, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Belarus
DATE TIME (Local) LOCATION OPPONENTS Dec. 26 2:00 p.m. Winnipeg Sweden vs. Russia Dec. 26 2:00 p.m. Brandon Slovakia vs. Czech Republic Dec. 26 7:00 p.m. Selkirk Belarus vs. Switzerland Dec. 26 7:00 p.m. Winnipeg USA vs. Finland Dec. 27 3:30 p.m. Brandon Canada vs. Slovakia Dec. 27 7:00 p.m. Portage Kazakhstan vs. Belarus Dec. 28 2:00 p.m. Winnipeg Switzerland vs. Sweden Dec. 28 7:00 p.m. Brandon Czech Republic vs. USA Dec. 28 7:00 p.m. Winnipeg Finland vs. CanadaDec. 28 7:00 p.m. Portage Russia vs. Kazakhstan Dec. 29 7:00 p.m. Winnipeg Slovakia vs. Finland Dec. 29 7:00 p.m. Brandon Belarus vs. Russia Dec. 30 7:00 p.m. Brandon Switzerland vs. KazakhstanDec. 30 7:00 p.m. Winnipeg Czech Republic vs. CanadaDec. 30 7:00 p.m. Morden Sweden vs. Belarus Dec. 30 7:00 p.m. Selkirk USA vs. SlovakiaDec. 31 3:00 p.m. Brandon Russia vs. SwitzerlandDec. 31 4:00 p.m. Teulon Kazakhstan vs. Sweden Dec. 31 5:00 p.m. Winnipeg Canada vs. USADec. 31 5:00 p.m. Selkirk Finland vs. Czech RepublicJan. 2 1:30 p.m. Winnipeg Quarterfinal 1(B2 vs. A3) Jan. 2 7:30 p.m. Winnipeg Quarterfinal 2(A2 vs. B3) Jan. 3 7:00 p.m. Winnipeg Relegation (A4 vs. B5)Jan. 3 7:00 p.m. Portage Relegation (B4 vs. A5)Jan. 4 1:30 p.m. Winnipeg Semifinal (B1 vs. Winner Quarterfinal 2Jan. 4 6:00 p.m. Brandon 5th/6th Place (Loser Quarterfinal 1 vs. Loser Quarterfinal 2)Jan. 4 7:00 p.m. Winnipeg Semifinal (A1 vs. Winner Quarterfinal 1)Jan. 4 7:00 p.m. Selkirk Relegation (A5 vs. B5)Jan. 4 7:30 p.m. Morden Relegation (A4 vs. B4)Jan. 5 2:00 p.m. Winnipeg Bronze Medal GameJan. 5 7:00 p.m. Winnipeg Gold Medal Game