COLORADO SPRINGS, USA – USA Hockey announced today the 28 players invited to its U.S. Women's National Team training camp set to take place at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y., March 25-31.
The camp will be used to determine the U.S. roster for the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship, which will take place April 2-9 in Ottawa, Canada. The camp will include daily practices, testing and off-ice training.
The camp roster includes 15 forwards, 10 defencemen and three goalkeepers, a list that includes 12 Olympians. Jincy Dunne is the youngest player on the roster at 15-years old, while Julie Chu is the oldest at 30.
The final 23-player U.S. Women's National Team roster is expected to be announced on March 30 and those selected will depart for Ottawa on March 31.
The U.S. won three straight world titles until 2011 but lost the gold to Canada last year on home ice in Burlington, Vermont. Team USA has won four gold medals and 10 silvers in the 14 previous IIHF Women's World Championships.
Katey Stone is the head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team and will also serve as the head coach of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team.
USA Training Camp Roster
Alex Rigsby, University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
Jessie Vetter, Oregon Outlaws
Kacey Bellamy, Boston Blades (CWHL)
Megan Bozek, University of Minnesota (WCHA)
Caitlin Cahow, Boston Blades (CWHL)
Jincy Dunne, St. Louis Lady Blues
Alyssa Gagliardi, Cornell University (ECAC)
Gigi Marvin, Boston Blades (CWHL)
Michelle Picard, Harvard University (ECAC)
Anne Schleper, Boston Blades (CWHL)
Lee Stecklein, University of Minnesota (WCHA)
Kelly Babstock, Quinnipiac University (ECAC)
Alex Carpenter, Boston College (HEA)
Julie Chu, Montreal Stars (CWHL)
Kendall Coyne, Northeastern University (HEA)
Brianna Decker, University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
Meghan Duggan, Boston Blades (CWHL)
Lyndsey Fry, Harvard University (ECAC)
Amanda Kessel, University of Minnesota (WCHA)
Hilary Knight, Boston Blades (CWHL)
Jocelyne Lamoureux, University of North Dakota (WCHA)
Monique Lamoureux, University of North Dakota (WCHA)
Jen Schoullis, Boston Blades (CWHL)
Haley Skarupa, Boston College (HEA)
Kelley Steadman, Boston Blades (CWHL)