The Central District would like to thank USA Hockey for the opportunity to host the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) during their training camp at Seven Bridges Ice Arena in preparation for the 2015 Four Nations Cup in Sundsvall, Sweden. We would also like to thank the Central District Hockey Community for their overwhelming support by packing the stands during the USWNT vs. Benet Academy Boys’ Varsity scrimmage game on Thursday, October 29 at Seven Bridges.
The U.S. Women’s National Team culture is built around the following mantra, “WE are a part of something bigger than ourselves; WE are TEAM USA; WE are TEAM FIRST”.
Team USA embodied this mantra during last week’s training camp through a number of community events with youth hockey players from the Central District. We would like to recognize the twenty female players who participated in USWNT scrimmage against Benet Academy as well as Sydney Weiland of Marathon County. Sidney sat with the U.S. Women’s National Team during the Chicago Blackhawks vs. Anaheim Ducks game on Monday, October 26.
Shootout Challenge Participants
Taylor Hannafan – Winnetka * Mikayla Murray – St. Jude Knights * Alison Konieczny – Joliet Jaguars * Madeline Carter – Chicago Jets * Brooklyn Spathies – Admirals * Maggie Korneta – Chicago Mission * Annie Spring – Chicago Young Americans * Shay Conroy – Cyclones * Danielle Winkelmann – Yellow Jackets * Lena Flores – Chicago Fury * Morgan Chicalace – Maine High School * Celia Palzkill – Rattlers High School * Frankie Flores – Chicago Fury * Lilly Bianchi – Lake Forest High School * Maddie Monroe – Sabre Girls Hockey
U.S. Women’s National Team Scrimmage Game Door Openers
Katie Trudeau – Vikings * Fiona Biondic – Chicago Hawks * Emma Katzman – Chicago Young Americans
On the Ice with the U.S. Women’s National Team During the National Anthem
Jenna Kent – Bloomington Youth Hockey * Paige Southwood – Glenview Stars
We encourage you to follow Team USA during the 2015 Four Nations Cup! Click HERE for tournament schedule and information. Don’t miss a minute of the action – all games will be live streamed. Click HERE to watch now.
Photos by Melissa Hennessy