|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
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
Draft as the highest ranked high school player and the 14th overall