Friday, August 29, 2008

Three DU Recruits Named To US Under-18 Team

From: Anchorage Daily News
by Doyle Woody

DU recruits defenseman William Wrenn of Anchorage, goaltender Adam Murray of Anchorage and forward Drew Shore of Denver on Thursday were named to play on USA Hockey's Under-18 squad in the organization's National Team Development Program this upcoming season.

All three players spent last season with the program's Under-17 team. They already have committed to playing college hockey at the University of Denver beginning in 2009.

Wrenn last season furnished seven assists in 63 games for the Under-17 squad. Murray went 8-9-2 with a 4.21 goals-against average and .868 save percentage.

Shore led the Under-17 Team with 25 assists last season, while ranking second on the team with 38 points. The forward also netted three shorthanded markers, good for second on the squad.

More than a dozen Alaskans, the vast majority from Anchorage, have played in the development program since it debuted in 1997. That group includes current Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Carle, former NHL winger Barrett Heisten (retired) and winger Jason Ryznar, who also has played in the NHL.

DU's Recruiting Classes

2009
D William Wrenn (U.S. Under-18)
D Matt Donovan (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
D Paul Phillips (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
G Adam Murray (U.S. Under-18)
F Drew Shore (U.S. Under-18)
F Shawn Ostrow (Camose, AJHL) (or 2010 class)

2010
F Jason Zucker (U.S. Under-17)

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