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McDonagh on Team USA; Smith, Goloubef get invites for Canada's tryouts for World Juniors

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Madison (WKOW) -- from UW Madison:  Sophomore defenseman Ryan McDonagh was named to the 22-player roster for the 2009 U.S. National Junior Team.

  The squad will compete at the 2009 International Ice Hockey Federation World Under-20 Championship.

  The 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship, as it is also known, takes place Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Ottawa, Ontario.

  The 12th overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadians, McDonagh makes his first appearance in the tournament.

  A member of the 2008 WCHA All-Rookie Team, McDonagh has four goals and eight points through 16 games played for Wisconsin this season.

  Possibly joining McDonagh in Ottawa are two other Badger defensemen - Brendan Smith and Cody Goloubef.

  Both Badger blue liners were part of the 38-member invite list to Team Canada's tryout camp released on Wednesday.

  The selection camp runs Dec. 11-15 in Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec.

  They make up half of the NCAA players invited to the camp.

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