LAKE PLACID — USA Hockey chosen the 44 gamers who will make up the U.S. Below-18 and Below-22 Ladies’s Choose groups that can compete in a pair of three-game collection towards Canada later this week within the Olympic Middle.
The U.S. staff will tackle Canada on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, with U-18 video games at four p.m. every day and U-22s hitting the ice at 7 p.m. The groups have been chosen primarily based on their play final week on the Ladies’s Nationwide Competition, which was additionally held in Lake Placid.
“General, I believed our Ladies’s Nationwide Competition was a terrific success,” stated Katie Million, director of girls’s nationwide staff applications for USA Hockey. “It was nice to deliver collectively our prime gamers — from the U18 stage to our Olympic-caliber athletes — and now we look ahead to internet hosting the U18 and U22 Collection.”
Tickets for the three-game collection can be found at www.whiteface.com/occasions/usa-hockey-womens-festival. All-admission grownup tickets are $30, whereas the all-admission junior and senior tickets can be found for less than $18. Single-game grownup tickets are being bought for $12, whereas the single-game junior and senior ticket is priced at $eight. Belleayre, Gore, Whiteface and Mt. Van Hoevenberg season cross holders obtain free admission.
2019 U.S. Below-18 Ladies’s Choose Workforce
The 2019 U.S. Below-18 Ladies’s Choose Workforce consists of 11 gamers who helped the U.S. Below-18 Ladies’s Nationwide Workforce earn a silver medal on the 2019 Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation Below-18 Ladies’s World Championship in Obihiro, Japan.
“I feel we had a extremely aggressive camp this 12 months” stated Maura Crowell, head coach of the U.S. Below-18 Choose Workforce. “The general expertise was very excessive so we had some powerful choices to make. Now we have an incredible group of women, numerous returners and loads of new faces as effectively. The vitality from the group is absolutely nice and we will’t wait to welcome Canada to Lake Placid.”
The 22-player roster (eight defensemen, 12 forwards and two goaltenders) options gamers from 10 completely different states. Minnesota leads the pack with eight representatives, whereas three gamers hail from Illinois. Massachusetts, Michigan and New York every have two representatives.
2019 U.S. Below-22 Ladies’s Choose Workforce
The 2019 U.S. Below-22 Ladies’s Choose Workforce consists of Olympic gold medalist Cayla Barnes in addition to three members of the U.S. Below-18 Ladies’s Nationwide Workforce that received gold on the 2018 IIHF Below-18 Ladies’s World Championship in Hannah Bilka, Hadley Hartmetz and Dominique Petrie.
“This previous week has been actually nice,” stated Joel Johnson, head coach of the U.S. Below-22 Choose Workforce. “Our teaching employees and analysis employees had loads of powerful choices, however we’ve picked a bunch that we really feel goes to steer us to success.”
Eight completely different states are represented on the 22-player roster, with Minnesota boasting 11 representatives. New York has three representatives, whereas California and Texas every have two gamers and Alaska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island every have one. The total roster consists of eight defensemen, 12 forwards and two goaltenders.
NOTES: All video games can be streamed stay at HockeyTV.com. … Crowell, head ladies’s ice hockey coach on the College of Minnesota Duluth, is serving as head coach for the U.S. Below-18 Ladies’s Choose Workforce alongside assistant coaches Brianna Decker, who was a member of the gold medal-winning 2018 U.S. Olympic Ladies’s Ice Hockey Workforce, and Josh Sciba, head ladies’s ice hockey coach at Union School. … Joel Johnson, affiliate head coach for the College of Minnesota ladies’s ice hockey program, will function head coach of the U.S. Below-22 Ladies’s Choose Workforce alongside assistant coaches Courtney Kennedy, affiliate head ladies’s ice hockey coach at Boston School, and Katie Lachapelle, head coach of the ladies’s ice hockey program on the School of the Holy Cross. … The USA Hockey Ladies’s Nationwide Competition came about Aug. 5 by means of Tuesday, Aug. 13 in Lake Placid.