USA 18 and 17 teams to open schedule

Minnesota Duluth recruit Matt McNeely, a goalie from Burnsville, Minn., is with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program U-18 team and recruit Kyle Osterberg, a forward from Lakeville, Minn., is with the U-17 team. They begin play this weekend at home in Ann Arbor, Mich.

USA Hockey has a U-17 season preview with a roster and schedule here.

A U-18 preview is here.

McNeely is in his second season with USA Hockey and Osterberg in his first.

Also catch up with marathoner Kara Goucher as she moves into a new home in Portland, Ore., just days before a planned due date of her first child, a boy, next week. Her blog on is here.