USA Hockey Invites 42 Players To U.S. Women's National Team Selection Camp

By Darci Miller | April 14, 2017, 1:28 p.m. (ET)
Members of Team USA watch the flag rise after a 3-2 overtime win against Canada in the gold-medal game at the 2017 IIHF Women's World Championships at USA Hockey Arena on April 7, 2017 in Plymouth, Mich.

 

Moving one step closer to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, USA Hockey has announced the names of 42 athletes invited to the 2017 U.S. Women's National Team Selection Camp, held from April 30-May 4 at Florida Hospital Center Ice in Wesley Chapel, Florida.

The camp will consist of daily practices, off-ice testing and three intrasquad scrimmages, and will be used to determine the roster for the team that will compete in PyeongChang. The U.S. Women's National Team roster will be announced at the conclusion of camp on May 5, at which point the team will remain in Florida for an additional three days of training. Beginning in September, this group will live and train together, participating in games during the build-up to the Olympics.

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The camp roster includes 14 athletes that won silver at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and all 23 members of the team that won gold at the IIHF Women's World Championship earlier in April. Of particular note on the roster is goalie Jessie Vetter, who had reportedly retired from hockey in 2016. Vetter, a six-time world champion and two-time Olympic silver medalist, stepped away from the sport after the 2016 world championships and had since had a baby.

Other veterans joining Vetter include fellow Olympic silver medalists Hilary Knight, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan, Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, Kacey Bellamy, Megan Bozek, Lee Stecklein, Alex Carpenter, Kendall Coyne, Gigi Marvin, Kelli Stack and Amanda Kessel.

 

Roster

Goaltenders (6)
Shelby Amsley-Benzie (Warroad, Minn.)
Kaitlin Burt (Lynn, Mass.)
Nicole Hensley (Lakewood, Colo.)
Alex Rigsby (Delafield, Wis.)
Maddie Rooney (Andover, Minn.)
Jessie Vetter (Cottage Grove, Wis.)

Defensemen (12)
Cayla Barnes (Corona, Calif.)
Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.)
Megan Bozek (Buffalo Grove, Ill.)
Jincy Dunne (O'Fallon, Mo.)
Kali Flanagan (Burlington, Mass.)
Megan Keller (Farmington, Mich.)
Kelsey Koelzer (Horsham, Pa.)
Monique Lamoureux-Morando (Grand Forks, N.D.)
Sidney Morin (Minnetonka, Minn.)
Emily Pfalzer (Getzville, N.Y.)
Jenny Ryan (Victor, N.Y.)
Lee Stecklein (Roseville, Minn.)

Forwards (24)
Stephanie Anderson (North St. Paul, Minn.)
Hannah Brandt (Vadnais Heights, Minn.)
Dani Cameranesi (Plymouth, Minn.)
Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.)
Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.)
Shiann Darkangelo (Brighton, Mich.)
Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.)
Clair DeGeorge (Anchorage, Alaska)
Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.)
Zoe Hickel (Anchorage, Alaska)
Amanda Kessel (Madison, Wis.)
Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho)
Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson (Grand Forks, N.D.)
Caitrin Lonergan (Roslindale, Mass.)
Gigi Marvin (Warroad, Minn.)
Makenna Newkirk (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Annie Pankowski (Laguna Hills, Calif.)
Kelly Pannek (Plymouth, Minn.)
Amanda Pelkey (Montpelier, Vt.)
Melissa Samoskevich (Sandy Hook, Conn.)
Haley Skarupa (Rockville, Md.)
Kelli Stack (Brooklyn Heights, Ohio)
Dana Trivigno (Setauket, N.Y.)
Grace Zumwinkle (Excelsior, Minn.)