Heeter, ex-Flyer Carle make the U.S. World Championship squad

Cal Heeter was selected for the U.S. National team at the IIHF. Photo is courtesy of the AHL

On Thursday afternoon, U.S.A. Hockey announced the names of the first 15 players that will be on the roster for 2013 Men’s National Team at the World Championships, which will be held between two sites, Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden, between May 3-19.

Among those chosen are that of current Adirondack Phantoms goalie Cal Heeter and former Flyers defenseman Matt Carle.

Heeter has played 32 games in his first season with the Phantoms, going 12-16-3 with a  2.92 goals- against average and a save percentage of .908. Heeter has also logged the most minutes in net for the Phantoms at 1810:53.

Carle, on the other hand, has been taking on heavy minutes with his new team, the Tampa Bay Lightning.  The former Hobey Baker Award winner signed a six-year deal as a free agent with the Lightning over the offseason worth $33 million dollars.

Carle has played 46 games this season and has tallied four goals and 17 assists for 21 total points.

In his four years with the Flyers (2008-12), Carle played in 308 games and amassed 15 goals and 122 assists for 137 points.  Despite questions about his poise and defensive responsibility, the puck-moving blueliner was a plus-55 overall during his tenure here.

Find out the remaining players named to the roster here.