Two WHL Players Named to the USA Hockey 2002 National Junior Team Roster

By HF Staff

2002 United States National Junior Team

No.NameHt. (cm.)Wt. (kg.)BirthdateS/CHometownCurrent TeamNHL Rights
GOALTENDERS (2)
29Bacashihua, Jason6-1 (186)165 (75)9/20/82RDearborn Hts., Mich.Plymouth (OHL)DAL
1LaBrosse, Dwight6-1 (186)170 (77)10/6/83LMcMurray, Pa.Guelph (OHL)2002

DEFENSEMEN (8)
2Ballard, Keith5-11 (181)200 (91)11/26/82LBaudette, Minn.Minnesota (WCHA)2002
31Hope, Joey 6-0 (184)174 (79)1/1/82RAnchorage, Alaska Portland (WHL)2002
8Komisarek, Mike6-4 (193)230 (104)1/19/82RIslip Terrace, N.Y.Michigan (CCHA)MTL
26Lampman, Bryce6-1 (186)193 (88)8/31/82LRochester, Minn.Neb.-Omaha (CCHA)NYR
13Lebda, Brett5-10 (178)186 (85)1/15/82LBuffalo Grove, Ill.Notre Dame (CCHA)2002
5Reitz, Erik6-0 (184)192 (87)7/29/82RPlymouth, Mich.Barrie (OHL)MIN
6Welch, Noah6-3 (191)212 (97)8/26/82LBrighton, Mass.Harvard (ECAC)PIT
3Whitney, Ryan6-4 (193)192 (87)2/19/83LScituate, Mass.Boston Univ. (HE)2002

FORWARDS (12)
23Brown, Dustin6-1 (186)203 (92)11/4/84RIthaca, N.Y.Guelph (OHL)2003
9Eaves, Ben 5-8 (173)176 (80)3/7/82RFaribault, Minn.Boston College (HE)PIT
18Globke, Rob6-3 (191)205 (93)10/24/82RW. Bloomfield, Mich.Notre Dame (CCHA)2002
24Helminen, Dwight5-10 (178)184 (83)6/22/83LBrighton, Mich.Michigan (CCHA)2002
21Higgins, Christopher5-9 (176)190 (87)6/2/83LSmithtown, N.Y.Yale (ECAC)2002
11Hollweg, Ryan5-11 (181)185 (84)4/23/83LDowney, Calif.Medicine Hat (WHL)NYR
16Johnson, Gregg5-11 (181)183 (83)6/18/82L Windsor, Conn.Boston Univ. (HE)OTT
10LaRose, Chad5-10 (178)170 (77)3/27/82RFraser, Mich.Plymouth (OHL)2002
19Slater, Jim5-11 (181)165 (75)12/9/82LDetroit, Mich.Michigan St. (CCHA)2002
14Steckel, David6-4 (193)200 (91)3/15/82LWest Bend, Wis.Ohio State (CCHA)LOS
22Umberger, R.J.6-2 (189)200 (91)5/3/82LPittsburgh, Pa.Ohio State (CCHA)VAN
12Vernarsky, Kris6-2 (189)195 (88)4/5/82LWarren, Mich.Plymouth (OHL)TOR

Head Coach: Keith Allain, Centerville, Mass.USA Hockey President: Walter L. Bush, Jr., Edina, Minn.
Assistant Coach: Red Gendron, Berlin, N.H.USA Hockey Vice President & Intl. Council Chairman: Ron DeGregorio, Salem, N.H.
Assistant Coach: Jim Johnson, Phoenix, Ariz.USA Hockey Executive Director: Doug Palazzari, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Assistant Coach: John Hynes, Warwick, R.I.USA Hockey Senior Dir., Intl. Administration: Art Berglund, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Team Manager: Jim Johannson, Colorado Springs, Colo.USA Hockey Dir., Media & Public Relations: Chuck Menke Colorado Springs, Colo.
Director of Player Personnel: Lew Mongelluzo, Lansdale, Pa.
Team Physician: Dr. Laurel Blakemore, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Athletic Trainer: Jason Hodges, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Equipment Manager: Jim Dunn, Minneapolis, Minn.
Media Relations Manager: Jenny Wiedeke, Evergreen, Colo.