From mLive.com‘s Grand Rapids Griffins’ page…
USA Hockey recently named 29 players to the preliminary roster for the 2010 U.S. National Junior Team, and two names may be of interest to fans of the Grand Rapids Griffins and Detroit Red Wings: defensemen Brian Lashoff and Max Nicastro.
Lashoff has already played a handfull of games with the Griffins, but returned to Juniors where he is assistant captain of Kingston in the OHL.
Nicastro is s freshman at Boston College where he has 4 points in 13 games played.
Lashoff and Nicastro will participate in a three-day pre-tournament training camp Dec. 17-19 at Grand Forks, N.D. The team then will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship Dec. 29-Jan. 5 at Saskatoon and Regina, Saskatchewan.
A couple more promising young prospects? Yes, please.