U.S. world hockey team adds Stuart, Burish

Boston Bruins defenceman Mark Stuart, who captained the United States to its first-ever gold medal at the world hockey championship in 2004, was named Thursday to the American squad for this year's tournament.

Boston Bruins defenceman Mark Stuart will be hoping to recreate that winning feeling when he represents the United States at next month's world men's hockey championship.

Stuart, named to the American squad on Thursday, captained his country to its first-ever gold medal at the worlds in 2004.

Stuart played in 82 regular-season games for the Bruins this season, recording four goals and eight points.

He added one point and had a minus-5 rating in Boston's first-round series versus the Montreal Canadiens.

Chicago Blackhawks forward Adam Burish, 25,was also added to the U.S. world roster for the first time Thursday after collecting four goals and eight points in 81 games this season.

The American team opened its training camp in Portland, Maine, on Thursday and plays its first world contest against Latvia on May 2 in Halifax.

The 12-team tournament runs May 2-18 with games also being held in Quebec City.

The gold medal game will take place May 18 at the Pepsi Colisee.

With files from the Associated Press