The U.S. hit the ice today for a pair of practices as it continues preparation for the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship. After a morning on-ice session, U.S. Women’s National Team members Megan Keller, Amanda Pelkey and Alex Rigsby joined the U18 Team for its afternoon tune-up.
"The biggest piece of advice I told the team was to just have fun," said Keller. "I had a great experience at U18 Worlds in 2014 in Hungary and I told them to enjoy every moment as a team in Russia. I look forward to cheering them on."
We recently caught up with returning players Taylor Heise (Lake City, Minn.), Lizi Norton (Orono, Minn.) and Dominique Petrie (Beverly Hills, Calif.), who talked about what it’s been like playing on the international stage and how its helped them grow, both on and off the ice.
TAKE FIVE: Makenna Webster
Forward Makenna Webster (St. Louis, Mo.) is one of 16 players making their debut in IIHF world-championship play in Russia. Webster collected a goal and an assist in last August at the 2017 Under-18 Series vs. Canada in Lake Placid, New York.
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