Thursday, June 09, 2011

Zucker & Nick Shore Invited To USA Tryouts


University of Denver sophomore forwards Jason Zucker and Nick Shore are among 40 skaters invited by USA Hockey to take part in its National Junior Evaluation Camp this August in Lake Placid, N.Y. The players will be auditioning for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Calgary and Edmonton [read entire article].

17 comments:

du78 said...

Good chance DU will place 3 players in the tourney. Zucker and N. Shore on Team USA and Great Brittain on Team Canada.

Anonymous said...

Surprised that Mayfield wasn't invited. The US program has come a long way,

Twister said...

Zucker's resume is amazing. When is the last time Team USA had a player make the team 3 years in a row?

Anonymous said...

Im shocked more of our team was not invited. Brittain should be a shoe in to make the Canadian team

dggoddard said...

There's really no one else from DU that could of been selected.

Makowski & Bennett are too old for the Tournament.

If any of the incoming Freshmen had a huge first half of the season at DU they could always be invited to the camp in December [Didier, Mayfield, Doremus or Larazza.

444 said...

Brian Lee from 2005 to 2007 played for the WJC USA team.

Anonymous said...

We have to have more players than anyone else that have made this team correct?

Imaws Kcup said...

I'd say no. Really, not even close. Teams like Michigan, BC, BU, UND, Gophs, Wisc always place guys on the team.

It's only recently (say since 2004) that we've consistently gotten blue chip recruits that would be considered for the national team.

Anonymous said...

Lamian,

You have a very educated fans on this blog...."Im shocked that more of our team was not invited"......seriously?

Anonymous said...

Imaws is correct.

This tourney is in it's 32nd or 33rd year and it wasn't until Matt Carle came that we really ever had players considered. The past 7 or 8 years, we have been placing guys pretty consistently, however we barely had any players come under consideration through the 80s and 90s.

Noob fans... :facepalm:

Anonymous said...

@ 9:35

"You have a very educated fans on this blog"

Your butchering of the English language points to a lack of education on your behalf...

Green Hornet said...

With the Big Ten Conference on the horizon we probably will see less WCHA players playing for team USA.

Anonymous said...

... unless there is an even better Big 6.

Anonymous said...

Wanna see Gwoz in a Hawaiian shirt?

http://www.denverpioneers.com/PhotoAlbum.dbml?&ATCLID=205158646&SPSID=90190&SPID=10858&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=18600&PALBID=401253

DU had its red vest event. Several current and prior hockey players are in the slide show. The Shores, Pauko, Ulanksi, Chevy, etc.

Anonymous said...

In case anyone doesn't check USCHO. Someone over there posted that the Canadian goalie coach at the camp Brittain is attending....tweeted that Brittain was injured, had surgery already, and will be rehabing for 8 weeks. Did not post any other details.

Anonymous said...

Further to my post above. The below is from USCHO forum.... FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't know what Marcoux wrote, but per DU, surgery is the 17th. DU_Hockey is Denver SID Erich Bacher and knee surgery generally requires some swelling reduction first.

DU_Hockey Denver Hockey
@sbrittain1 to have surgery on left knee on Friday, June 17. Brittain has torn ACL and meniscus. He is expected to be out 6-8 months

Anonymous said...

This could be a season-killing injury for the Pioneers.