Congratulations to our 8 Illinois Women invited to attend USA Hockey’s 2014 Women’s National Festival!
Corinne Boyles of Wheaton (Boston College)
Sonjia Shelly of Braceville (Chicago Fury)
Lisa Chesson of Plainfield
Sophie Skarzynski of Lake Forest (Chicago Mission)
Kendall Coyne of Palos Heights (Northeastern University)
Alyssa Gorecki of Monee (Chicago Mission)
Cara Piazza of Darien (Chicago Mission)
Caitlin Schneider of Glenview (Chicago Young Americans)
USA Hockey announced the 69 players invited to the 2014 USA Hockey Women’s National Festival, which will take place Aug. 12-16, in Lake Placid, New York.
The Festival will be used to select the 22-player rosters for a pair of series against Canada held simultaneously from Aug. 21-24 in Calgary, Alberta, at Canada Olympic Park. The U.S. entries will feature an under-18 team and 22-and-under team.
Highlighting the roster for the Festival are four members of the silver medal-winning 2014 U.S. Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey Team, including Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.), Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.), Michelle Picard (Taunton, Mass.) and Lee Stecklein (Roseville, Minn.).
Ten members of the 2014 U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team — Grace Bizal (Minnetonka, Minn.), Jincy Dunne (O’Fallon, Mo.), Rebecca Gilmore (Wayland, Mass.), Megan Keller (Farmington, Mich.), Lexie Laing (Marblehead, Mass.), Caitrin Lonergan (Roslindale, Mass.), Patricia Marshall (Thief River Falls, Minn.), Abby Roque (Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.), Melissa Samoskevich (Sandy Hook, Conn.) and Sophie Skarzynski (Wilmette, Ill.) — are also on the Festival roster.
NOTES: The 2014 USA Hockey Women’s National Festival will take place at the Lake Placid Olympic Center and all practices and scrimmages will be open to the public. The rosters for the U.S. Women’s Select Teams (U18 and 22U) that will play Canada Aug. 21-24 in Calgary, will be announced on Aug. 17 … The two teams will practice in Lake Placid on Aug. 17-18 prior to heading to Canada.