LeBlanc added to U.S. team; JT Brown and the Crunch; Steve Rohlik as head coach

Former St. Cloud State center Drew LeBlanc of Hermantown has been added to the United States team for the World Championships May 3-19 in Helsinki, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden.

LeBlanc won the 2013 Hobey Baker Memorial Award and signed an NHL free-agent contract with Chicago, and played in two regular-season games.

Also added to the American team Monday were goalie John Gibson, and forwards Ryan Carter of White Bear Lake, Minn.; Stephen Gionta, both of the New Jersey Devils, and forward David Moss of the Phoenix Coyotes.

USA Hockey has a news release here.

Winger J.T. Brown, following a broken collar bone, returned to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League this season to record 10 goals and 18 assists for 28 points in 51 games. Syracuse leads Portland 2-0 in a Eastern Conference quarterfinal series which resumes Thursday. The Syracuse (N.Y.) Post-Standard has a game story from Sunday (with Brown scoring a goal) here and a previous note on a Brown tattoo here.

USA Today has the complete series listing for the first round of the NHL playoffs here.

U.S. College Hockey Online takes a look at Steve Rohlik, who bided his time as an assistant and is now head coach at Ohio State. The story is here.

The International Ice Hockey Federation has a game story from Sunday on Canada’s 3-2 title win over four-time defending champion United States in the World U18 final in Sochi, Russia here.

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