North American Hockey League tagline

13 grads help U.S. to bronze at World Juniors

January 5, 2011

John Ramage, who captained this year's U.S. World Junior Team, won a Robertson Cup championship with the St. Louis Bandits in 2008. PHOTO/NANCY BATTAGLIA

Thirteen former North American Hockey League (NAHL) players helped lift the U.S. National Junior Team to a bronze medal at the at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship with a 4-2 win over Sweden on Wednesday afternoon in Buffalo, N.Y.

Among the NAHL graduates on Team USA was defenseman John Ramage, a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin who won a Robertson Cup championship with the St. Louis Bandits in 2007-08.

The other alumni all played in the NAHL as members of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program: forwards Ryan Bourque, Chris Brown, Jerry D'Amigo, Emerson Etem, Jeremy Morin, Kyle Palmieri, Drew Shore and Jason Zucker; defensemen Justin Faulk, Derek Forbort and Jon Merrill; and goaltender Jack Campbell.

Team USA finished the tournament with a 4-1-0-1 record and earned consecutive medals for the first time in tournament history, having won the gold medal last year in Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (10 former NAHL players competed on that team). This year's bronze medal marked the seventh medal in U.S. National Junior Team history and the fourth in the last eight years.

For more information on the World Junior Championship, visit

Share on Facebook
Bauer Vaughn Custom Sports HockeyTV
USA Hockey Apex Learning Krampade Beauty Status
Lettermen Sports DASH Digital Auction Showdown K1 Sportswear OT Sports Official Game Puck Avis Car Rental
Budget Car Rental Sixt Rent A Car HockeyTech
Schwan Super Rink Jason Livery Custom Painted Goalie Masks Minneapolis Northwest Anchorpegs Source One Digital Let's Play Hockey
USA Hockey Magazine USA Junior Hockey Magazine Rubber Hockey Magazine