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Chris Kreider Highlights U.S. National Junior Team Preliminary Roster
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Former VJW Standout Chris Kreider

Chris Kreider, a former and longtime VJW player, was recently named to the U.S. National Junior Team Preliminary Roster. This selection marks yet another major accomplishment for the 19 year old from Boxford, who is one of eight returning players from the gold-medal winning 2010 U.S. National Junior Team.

The selected players will participate in a pre-tournament camp beginning December 17 in Troy, Rochester and Amherst, N. Y. The camp includes three exhibition games against Rensselaer's men's hockey team (Dec. 19), the Czech Republic (Dec. 21) and Norway (Dec. 23).

The final 22-man U.S. roster that will compete at the 2011 World Junior Championships will be announced on either December 22 or December 23, prior to the team's final exhibition contest against Norway.

The 2011 U.S. National Junior Team will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, December 26, 2010 through January 5, 2011, in Buffalo and Niagara, N.Y.

Kreider, a 6-foot-2, 214-pound sophomore forward at Boston College, has played in all 16 games for the No. 7 Eagles and has tallied 11 points (five goals and six assists).

After spending more than 10 years in a VJW jersey, Kreider went on to a successful high school career at Phillips Academy and Masconomet before committing to Jerry York and Boston College. In his freshman campaign, Kreider helped his team capture the 2010 NCAA Division I Championship as well as the Beanpot and Hockey East titles.

It’s also important to note that prior to the start of his first collegiate season, Kreider was selected by the New York Rangers in the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. According to the final Central Scouting Rankings, Kreider entered the 2009 NHL Entry Draft as the highest ranked high school player and the 14th overall among North American skaters.


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