Thursday, December 22, 2011

Coyle Named To Team USA

Charlie Coyle has been named to Team USA’s roster for the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championships. USA Hockey announced their final roster for the tournament this morning.

Coyle, who left Boston University last week to sign with the Saint John Sea Dogs, is one of four forwards to make the team that won bronze at last year’s event. The 19-year old was one of the top Americans in last year’s tournament, recording two goals and four assists for six points in six games.

He has three goals and 11 assists in 16 games with BU this season. He’ll be joining the Sea Dogs for the second half.

Coyle recorded a goal in Team USA’s pre-tournament 7-3 win over Switzerland last night. The Americans fell 6-3 to Russia on Tuesday. The Pipeline Show has a complete recap of last night’s game.

University of Vermont forward Connor Brickley, whose QMJHL rights are held by the Sea Dogs, also made the team. UVM has denied recent rumours that he is close to signing with Saint John.

In 15 games with UVM this year, Brickley has eight goals and two assists.

The US plays their final exhibition game on Friday against Slovakia. They open the tournament on Boxing Day against Denmark. They’ll play Jonathan Huberdeau, Nathan Beaulieu, and Team Canada on New Year’s Eve. 

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