National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota, will host event from March 24-30
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey has invited 46 players to its U.S. Women’s National Team Evaluation Camp that will be held from March 24-30 in Blaine, Minnesota, at the National Sports Center. The list of invited players includes Illinois’ Megan Bozek (Buffalo Grove), Savannah Harmon (Downers Grove), Nicole LaMantia (Wayne), Hannah Brandt (Buffalo Grove), Jesse Compher (Northbrook), Kendall Coyne Schofield (Palos Heights), and Abbey Murphy (Evergreen Park). The camp is part of the process in selecting the U.S. Women’s National Team that will compete in the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship May 6-16, in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia.“We’re excited to have this group of players together in Blaine,” said Katie Million, director of women’s national team programs for USA Hockey. “This camp is an important part of our overall evaluation and preparation for the upcoming world championship and we look forward to the chance to compete for a gold medal in May.”
The 46 invited players, of which 17 are Olympians, includes 26 forwards, 16 defenders, and four goaltenders. A total of 16 players were part of the gold medal-winning 2019 U.S. Women’s National Team, 15 were members of the 2018 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Team, and 24 are current collegiate athletes. For the full camp roster, click here.
NOTES: The camp is closed to the public … USA Hockey will host player and staff media availability via Zoom throughout the week. Media requests should be submitted to Mae Divinski (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, March 22 … Bob Corkum (Salisbury, Mass.) is the head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team with Joel Johnson (White Bear Lake, Minn.) and Brian Pothier (New Bedford, Mass.) serving as assistant coaches … The U.S. has won gold in the last five and eight of the previous nine IIHF Women’s World Championships … For more information about the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship, click here.