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Alumni ready for Frozen Four

April 8, 2009

Chris McKelvie, the brother of Wenatchee Wild associate head coach Ryan McKelvie, is one of eight former NAHLers playing for Bemidji State. PHOTO/ANDRIS VISOCKIS

Twenty-six former NAHL players will compete for an NCAA Division I national championship as the Frozen Four kicks off on Thursday at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

Ten graduates will compete for Boston University; eight for Bemidji State University; seven for Miami-Ohio; and one for the University of Vermont.

Boston University (10)
Adam Kraus, sophomore goaltender (Alaska Avalanche)
Colby Cohen, sophomore defenseman (USNTDP)
Chris Connolly, freshman forward (Fargo-Moorhead Jets)
Jason Lawrence, senior forward (USNTDP)
Luke Popko, junior forward (USNTDP)
Vinny Saponari, freshman forward (USNTDP)
Kevin Shattenkirk, sophomore defenseman (USNTDP)
Brian Strait, junior defenseman (USNTDP)
David Warsofsky, freshman defenseman (USNTDP)
Colin Wilson, sophomore forward (USNTDP)

Miami-Ohio (7)
Carter Camper, sophomore forward (Cleveland Jr. Barons)
Alden Hirschfeld, freshman forward (Mahoning Valley Phantoms)
Justin Mercier, senior forward (USNTDP)
Cody Reichard, freshman goaltender (Fairbanks Ice Dogs)
Justin Vaive, sophomore forward (USNTP)
Trent Vogelhuber, freshman forward (St. Louis Bandits)
Chris Wideman, freshman defenseman (St. Louis Bandits)

Bemidji State University (8)
Ryan Adams, sophomore defenseman (Fargo-Moorhead Jets)
Matt Dalton, sophomore goaltender (Bozeman Icedogs)
Tyler Jundt, freshman defenseman (North Iowa Outlaws)
Ben Kinne, freshman forward (Santa Fe RoadRunners)
Brandon Marino, senior forward (Helena Bighorns)
Chris McKelvie, junior forward (Bozeman Icedogs)
Graham McManimin, junior defenseman (Bozeman Icedogs)
Shea Walters, freshman forward (North Iowa Outlaws)

University of Vermont (1)
Chris Atkinson, junior forward (USNTDP)

Miami and Bemidji State will square off at 5 p.m. ET in the first semifinal game, with Boston University and Vermont scheduled to play at 8:30 p.m.

The national championship game is slated for Saturday, April 11 at 7 p.m.

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