It is Arrival Day for the U.S. Under-18 Women's National Team here in Los Angeles. Players and staff members arrived in waves, flying into Los Angeles before taking a short bus trip to the team hotel.
Maura Crowell (Mansfield, Mass.), head coach at University of Minnesota Duluth, is the head coach and is joined by assistant coaches Josh Sciba (Westland, Mich./Union College) and Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis./U.S. Women's National Team).
TIME FOR TESTING
The U.S. Under-18 Women's National Team arrived in Los Angeles today and began training for the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women's World Championship.
The team underwent a collection of tests, both on and off the ice. Some of the off-ice tests included the vertical jump, bench press, chin-ups and more.
After completing off-ice testing and getting loose in the gym, the Under-18 squad took to the ice and participated in several skating tests before working on some flow drills to close out the practice.
HEADED TO STAPLES
The Under-18 Women's National Team will skate twice tomorrow at Toyota Sports Center in Los Angeles, but will get a break in the middle of the day to take in a game at Staples Center between the Los Angeles Kings and the Vegas Golden Knights. On Sunday, the U.S. will play a scrimmage game at 6 p.m. PT. All practices and scrimmages during camp are free and open to the public.
Team USA opened camp with testing both on and off the ice