By Scott McLaughlin/DFP Staff
BU sophomore defenseman David Warsofsky was today named one of three alternate captains for Team USA at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championships in Saskatchewan. Warsofsky, who has four goals and four assists in 13 games this season, served as captain of the US Under-18 Team in 2007-08, leading the squad to a bronze medal at the 2008 U-18 World Championships.
Forward Derek Stepan of the University of Wisconsin was named captain, while forward Jordan Schroeder of the University of Minnesota and defenseman John Carlson of the AHL’s Hershey Bears were also named alternate captains. Current BU captain Kevin Shattenkirk served as an alternate captain on last year’s US World Junior team that finished fifth in Ottawa.
This year’s group begins its quest for a medal tonight at 8 p.m. in Saskatoon against Slovakia. All US games will be broadcast on NHL Network.
BU sophomore forward Vinny Saponari and freshman defenseman Max Nicastro were invited to Team USA’s training camp earlier this month, but neither were selected to the team. Nicastro was one of the last two players cut.