USA Hockey announced its preliminary roster for the World Junior Championships, which begin Dec. 26.
Former Ice player and Boston Bruins draft pick Brian Ferlin is among the 28 players chosen for the preliminary roster.
Ferlin, who played for the Ice from 2009-11, is currently a freshman at Cornell, where he was the ECAC Player of the Month for November. He, along with Dubuque's John Gaudreau and the Ice's Blake Coleman, were the top American-born scorers in the USHL last year. Ferlin and Gaudreau are both on the roster.
A lot of familiar faces dot the roster, as 20 players on the USA team have USHL experience.
The team will be coached by former Fargo Force coach (and current Nebraska-Omaha coach) Dean Blais. Former Indianapolis Ice player Jim Johannsen is the general manager.