(above) DU recruit Garrett Allen was one of two DU recruits who starred for team USA at the World Junior A Challenge
The U.S. Junior Select Team erased a three-goal deficit en route to a 6-4 victory over Canada East in the championship game of the 2010 World Junior A Challenge. The win gave Team USA its third straight World Junior A Challenge title.
The 2010 World Junior A Challenge included teams from Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States and two teams from Canada (East and West).
University of Denver recruit Scott Mayfield (St. Louis, Mo.) was named to the tournament all-star team. Mayfield was also named the most valuable player of the tournament. This performance will almost certainly cement Mayfield as a first round NHL draft pick next summer.
The other DU recruit participating in the tournament for Team USA, Garret Allen performed also well. Allen was named Player of the Game in the USA's 5-1 semi-final victory over Canada West. Allen's game winning goal in the semi-final was assisted by Mayfield.
DU recruit Joey Laleggia played for Canada West. Laleggia continues to lead the BCHL in defenseman scoring.