This is the team that will be going to the U18 WJC's next week... Forwards Kevin Porter (Detroit, Mich.), Matt Auffrey (Evans Mills, NY), Bryan Lerg (Livonia, Mich.), Nathan Davis (Rocky River, Ohio), Jarod Palmer (Fridley, Minn.), Kevin Swallow (Stanwood, Mich.), Tom Fritsche (Parma, Ohio), Brandon Scero (Canton, Mich.), Jack Skille (Madison, Wis.), Nathan Gerbe (Oxford, Mich.), Chad Kolarik (Abington, Pa.), Geoff Paukovich (Englewood, Co.) and Phil Kessel (Madison, WI). Defensemen Jason DeSantis (Oxford, Mich.), Mike Brennan (Smithtown, N.Y.), Brett Bevis (Harvard, Mass.), Zach Jones (Lisle, Ill.), Joe Grimaldi (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.), Nate Hagemo (Edina, Minn.) and Jack Johnson (Fairbault, Minn.). Goalies Jeff Frazee (Burnsville, Minn.) and Cory Schneider (Marblehead, Mass.). Schneider is the only addition from outside the NTDP. I was really hoping to see Thelen added as his season is over and he played with this team last year. I don't know if he was asked or not. It should also be noted that 6 players are '87 born. I'm glad that they'll get the experience but it's hard to imagine a team relying on so many young players going far in the tournament.