Gorecki & Skarzynksi Rostered to 2014 U.S. Women’s Under-18 Select Team

 

Congratulations to forwards, Alyssa Gorecki of Monee and Sophie Skarzynksi of Lake Forest!

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Twenty-two players who participated at the 2014 USA Hockey Women’s National Festival have been chosen for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Under-18 Select Team that will compete in a three-game series against Canada Aug. 21-24 in Calgary, Alberta, at Canada Olympic Park.

The USA Hockey Women’s National Festival took place Aug. 12-16 at the Lake Placid Olympic Center in Lake Placid, New York.

The roster features eight players who helped the 2014 U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team earn a silver medal at the International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women’s World Championship in Budapest, Hungary. They are Grace Bizal (Minnetonka, Minn.), Jincy Dunne (O’Fallon, Mo.),Rebecca Gilmore (Wayland, 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.).

The 22-player roster (eight defensemen, 12 forwards and two goaltenders) and staff listing is availablehere. The 22 players represent 13 different states. Minnesota leads the pack with seven representatives, Massachusetts has three and Illinois has two. California, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin each have one.

For complete coverage of the series, including Team USA schedule and news, click here. All games from the series are being streamed live and are available at usahockey.fasthockey.com.

NOTES: The 2014 U.S. Women’s Under-18 Select Team will practice in Lake Placid on Aug. 17-18 prior to heading to Canada. The three-game series vs. Canada is an annual event between the two countries and has been held each August since 2007. Reagan Carey (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey’s director of women’s hockey, is the general manager of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Under-18 Select Team … Joel Johnson (White Bear Lake, Minn.), associate head coach of the University of Minnesota women’s ice hockey team, was named head coach of the U.S. Women’s Under-18 Team for the 2014-15 seasons on May 20, 2014 … Joining him as assistant coaches are Katie Lachapelle (Winthrop, Mass.), assistant women’s ice hockey coach at Boston University, and Brent Hill (Troy, N.Y.), assistant women’s ice hockey coach at Merrimack College.

2014 U.S. Women’s Under-18 Select Team On-Ice Schedule
Aug. 17-18, 2014 • Lake Placid Olympic Center • Lake Placid, New York
(All Times ET • Subject to Change)

Date
Event
Location
Time (ET)
Sun., Aug. 17
Practice – U18 Team
1980 Rink
1:15-2:45 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 18
Practice – U18 Team
U.S. Rink
10:10-11 a.m.
 
Scrimmage – U18 Team
1980 Rink
7-9:45 p.m.

2014 U.S. Women’s Under-18 Select Team On-Ice Schedule
Aug. 20-24, 2014 • Canada Olympic Park • Calgary, Alberta
(All Times PT • Subject to Change)

Date
Event
Location
Time (Local)
Wed., Aug. 20
Practice
Rink A
5:30-7 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 21
Pre-game Skate
Rink A
8-8:45 a.m.
 
Game vs. Canada
Rink A
3 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 22
Pre-game Skate
Rink A
10-10:45 a.m.
 
Game vs. Canada
Rink A
6:30 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 23
Practice
Rink A
6:15-7:45 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 24
Game vs. Canada
Rink B
1:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Rob Koch (robk@usahockey.org / 719.538.1169)



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