Camp Runs Through Sunday in Blaine, Minnesota
Goaltenders for the gold medal-winning 2018 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby will act as goalie mentors supporting lead coach Matt Kelly and the camp’s five goaltending coaches, Alli Altman, Laura Bellamy, Steve Guider, two-time Olympic silver medalist Bri McLaughlin and Lucy Scheodel.
The camp features 18 female goaltenders, including three gold medalists from the International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women’s World Championship in Makayla Pahl (Rochester, Minn/gold-2018), Alex Gulstene (Minneapolis, Minn./gold-2017, 2016) and Beth Larcom (Middletown, R.I./gold-2016), as well as Katie Fitzgerald (Des Plaines, Ill.), who helped the Metropolitan Riveters claim the National Women’s Hockey League’s 2018 Isobel Cup.
The players range in age from 15-24 and represent 11 different states. Minnesota leads the way with five representatives, followed by Illinois, Massachusetts and New York with two apiece. Alaska, Connecticut, Michigan, North Dakota, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Wisconsin each have one. Eight players spent last season playing college hockey, including three from the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, two from both the ECAC and Hockey East Association, and one from College Hockey America.
For a complete roster and practice schedule, click here.