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41 female players invited to selection camp in Lake Placid

30.04.2013
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U.S. players celebrate after winning the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship. The whole team will be part of the upcoming camp in Lake Placid to determine the roster for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images

COLORADO SPRINGS, USA – USA Hockey announced the 41 players invited to its U.S. Women's National Team Selection Camp that will take place at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, New York, June 16-23.

The camp, which will consist of daily practices, off-ice testing, and three intrasquad scrimmages, will be used to determine the U.S. Women's National Team roster that will train together and participate in various competitions in the build-up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

USA Hockey will unveil the players selected to the U.S. Women's National Team on June 24 and that group will continue to train in Lake Placid until June 27.

The final 21-player U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team roster is expected to be announced in late December 2013.

The 41 players selected to the U.S. Women's National Team Selection Camp includes 12 Olympians. All 23 players from the U.S. Women's National Team that captured the gold medal at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship in Ottawa will be taking part in the camp.

Jincy Dunne will be the youngest player on the roster at 16-years old at the time of the camp, while Julie Chu will be the oldest at 31. Seven players will be vying for their first opportunity to represent the U.S.

Reagan Carey, USA Hockey's director of women's hockey, will be overseeing the camp and is serving as the general manager of the 2014 Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team. Katey Stone, head women’s ice hockey coach at Harvard University, 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. She will be the first female head coach to lead the U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team.

– with files from USA Hockey

The 41-player camp roster

Goalkeepers:
Brianne McLaughlin, Burlington Barracudas (CWHL)
Alex Rigsby, University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
Molly Schaus, Boston Blades (CWHL)
Jessie Vetter, Oregon Outlaws (GLHL)

Defencemen:
Kacey Bellamy, Boston Blades (CWHL)
Megan Bozek, University of Minnesota (WCHA)
Courtney Burke, University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
Lisa Chesson, Ohio State University (WCHA)
Jincy Dunne, St. Louis Lady Blues 19U
Alyssa Gagliardi, Cornell University (ECAC)
Gigi Marvin, Boston Blades (CWHL)
Milica McMillen, University of Minnesota (WCHA)
Michelle Picard, Harvard University (ECACH)
Josephine Pucci, Harvard University (ECACH)
Anne Schleper, Boston Blades (CWHL)
Lee Stecklein, University of Minnesota (WCHA)

Forwards:
Brooke Ammerman, University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
Hannah Brandt, University of Minnesota (WCHA)
Kate Buesser, Boston Blades (CWHL)
Alex Carpenter, Boston College (HEA)
Julie Chu, Montreal Stars (CWHL)
Kendall Coyne, Northeastern University (HEA)
Brianna Decker, University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
Jillian Dempsey, Harvard University (ECACH)
Meghan Duggan, Boston Blades (CWHL)
Sarah Erickson, University of Minnesota (WCHA)
Emily Field, Boston College (HEA)
Lyndsey Fry, Harvard University (ECACH)
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)
Erika Lawler, Boston Blades (CWHL)
Anne Pankowski, North American Hockey Academy (JWHL)
Amanda Pelkey, University of Vermont (HEA)
Paige Savage, Northeastern University (HEA)
Jen Schoullis, Boston Blades (CWHL)
Haley Skarupa, Boston College (HEA)
Jordan Smelker, Rensselaer (ECAC)
Kelli Stack, Boston Blades (CWHL)
Kelley Steadman, Boston Blades (CWHL)


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