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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Off to Camp

Former MSU goalie Ryan Miller

The state of Michigan will be well represented at the 2005 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Orientation Camp to be held in Colorado Springs.

Ferris State alum Andy Roach, Michigan State Spartans John-Michael Liles and Ryan Miller, and Lake Superior State’s Doug Weight and Brian Rolston will be at camp in Colorado on Sept. 5-8.

A total of 39 players were selected to attend the camp which is designed to assist in the preparation of the 2006 United States Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team that will compete at the XX Olympic Winter Games to be held Feb. 10-26 in Torino, Italy.

Roach and Liles are among 14 defenseman chosen for the prestigious camp.

Roach skated for Lausanne HC of the Swiss National League last year and is expected to play the 2005-06 season for the NHL’s St. Louis Blues.

Liles played with the Iserlohn Roosters of the German Elite League in 2004-05. He was also member of the Colorado Avalanche in 2003-04 where he was selected to the NHL All-Rookie Team.

Miller is one of four goaltenders chosen. He won the Baz Bastien Trophy as the American Hockey League's outstanding goaltender and was a first team All-Star in 2004-05 after compiling a record of 41-17-4 with the Rochester Americans. He'll contend for a spot with the Buffalo Sabres this season.

Weight has spent 13 seasons in the NHL, scoring 224 goals and 604 assists. He spent the NHL lockout in Germany with the Frankfort Lions.

Rolston is a ten-year vet who signed with his fourth NHL club, the Minnesota Wild, last July. The Flint native played for the Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils in 1994-95, is a two-time Olympian, and also scored the game-winning goal for LSSU Lakers in the 1992 NCAA Championship game.

NHL veterans and Michigan natives Mike Modano (Livonia/Dallas Stars), Ryan Kesler (Livonia/Vancouver Canucks), Bryan Rafalski (Dearborn/New Jersey Devils), Derian Hatcher (Sterling Heights/Philadelphia Flyers), and Tim Gleason (Clawson/Los Angeles Kings) will also head west for camp.

Click here for the full 2005 U.S. Men's Olympic Orientation Camp story.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Weight and Rolston played their college game in the state of Michigan too. No love for LSSU? :-)

Anonymous said...

Mike Modano is from Westland, not Livonia. The city named the ice arena in his honor after Dallas won the Stanley Cup.

michigancollegehockey@yahoo.com said...

Thanks for the comments!

As for the LSSU connection, thank you for the reminder since it slipped by us! Probably not enough coffee yet.

Regarding Modano, the US Olympic site lists him from Livonia.