U.S. is looking to win sixth-straight gold medal
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – USA Hockey has announced its 25-player 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. The roster includes Illinois’ Megan Bozek (Buffalo Grove), Savannah Harmon (Downers Grove), Jesse Compher (Northbrook) and Kendall Coyne Schofield (Palos Heights).
The roster features 17 members of the U.S. Women’s National Team that helped capture gold at the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship, including Cayla Barnes (Eastvale, Calif.), Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), Megan Bozek (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Hannah Brandt (Vadnais Heights, Minn.), Sydney Brodt (North Oaks, Minn.), Dani Cameranesi (Plymouth, Minn.), Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.), Alex Cavallini (Delafield, Wis.), Jesse Compher (Northbrook, Ill.), Kendall Coyne Schofield (Palos Heights, Ill.), Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.), Megan Keller (Farmington Hills, Mich.), Amanda Kessel (Madison, Wis.), Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho), Kelly Pannek (Plymouth, Minn.), Hayley Scamurra (Williamsville, N.Y.) and Lee Stecklein (Roseville, Minn.).
The roster also includes forwards Britta Curl (Bismarck, N.D.), Abby Roque (Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.) and Grace Zumwinkle (Excelsior, Minn.); defenders Natalie Buchbinder (Fairport, N.Y.), Savannah Harmon (Downers Grove, Ill.) and Caroline Harvey (Pelham, N.H.); and goaltenders Aerin Frankel (New York, N.Y.) and Nicole Hensley (Lakewood, Colo.).
All total, 11 states are represented, including Minnesota with six representatives, Illinois with four, Wisconsin and New York each with three players, Michigan and Massachusetts with two, and one each from California, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Idaho and Colorado.
NOTES: Bob Corkum (Salisbury, Mass.) is serving as head coach of the 2020-21 U.S. Women’s National Team, alongside assistant coaches Joel Johnson (White Bear Lake, Minn.) and Brian Pothier (New Bedford, Mass.), and goaltending coach Alli Altmann (St. Paul, Minn.) … The U.S. will conduct a training camp in Portland, Maine, from April 16-23 in preparation for the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship. The camp will be closed to the public … The U.S. has won the last five IIHF Women’s World Championships and captured the top prize a total of nine times (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019), including eight of the last nine tournaments … Team USA is 77-5-6-8-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) in 97 total games all-time in the IIHF Women’s World Championship.