Former Wildcat Conklin named to Team USA squad

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - Former University of New Hampshire All-America goaltender Ty Conklin (Anchorage, Alaska) was one of 20 players and three netminders named by USA Hockey to the U.S. Men's National Team that will compete in the 2005 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship April 30 - May 15 in Innsbruck and Vienna, Austria.

Seven players return from last year's U.S. Men's National Team, a club that won the bronze medal to secure a spot for the United States in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, including Conklin (Edmonton Oilers); defensemen Hal Gill (Boston Bruins), Aaron Miller (Los Angeles Kings) and Andy Roach (St. Louis Blues); and forwards Matt Cullen (Carolina Hurricanes), Jeff Halpern (Washington Capitals) and Richard Park (Minnesota Wild).

The United States men's hockey team begins play in the 16-nation 2005 IIHF World Championship on May 1 in Innsbruck against Slovenia.

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