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U.S. Women's National Team Training Camp Starts Tuesday on Long Island

By USA Hockey, 03/20/19, 9:45AM EDT


All practices and scrimmages to be held at Northwell Health Ice Center

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Beginning Tuesday, a total of 23 players will begin pre-tournament camp on Long Island in preparation for the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship, set to take place April 4-14 in Espoo, Finland.

The U.S. training camp will be held March 26-31 at the New York Islanders practice facility, the Northwell Health Ice Center, and practices and scrimmages are open to the public and members of the media.

Date Event Time Rink
Weds., March 27 Practice 10-11:15 a.m. Arbour
Practice 5-6:15 p.m. Islanders
Thurs., March 28 Practice 10-11:15 a.m. Arbour
Fri., March 29 Scrimmage 4:15-6:15 p.m. Islanders
Sat., March 30 Practice 1:30-2:45 p.m. Islanders
Sun., March 31 Practice 1-2:15 p.m. Islanders

The U.S. has won the last four IIHF Women's World Championships and captured the top prize a total of eight times (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017), including seven of the last eight tournaments. Team USA is 70-4-6-8-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) in 90 career games and has outscored opponents 593-141.


Seventeen of the 23 players on the roster have Olympic experience, 14 of which helped the U.S. claim gold at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, including Cayla Barnes (Eastvale, Calif.), Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), Hannah Brandt (Vadnais Heights, Minn.), Dani Cameranesi (Plymouth, Minn.), 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.), Emily Pfalzer (Buffalo, N.Y.), Alex Rigsby (Delafield, Wis.), Maddie Rooney (Andover, Minn.) and Lee Stecklein (Roseville, Minn.). The roster also includes 2014 Olympic silver medalists Megan Bozek (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) and Shelly Picard (Taunton, Mass.).

Fourteen members of the U.S. team that claimed gold at the 2017 IIHF Women's World Championship in Plymouth, Mich., return to defend the title this year in Espoo, and six more players will make their IIHF WWC debut, including Barnes, Sydney Brodt (North Oaks, Minn.), Jesse Compher (Northbrook, Ill.), Emma Polusny (Mound, Minn.), Melissa Samoskevich (Sandy Hook, Conn.) and Hayley Scamurra (Williamsville, N.Y.). All but two members of Team USA - Polusny and Scamurra - have experience representing the U.S. at an IIHF event, however, Polusny helped the U.S. win its fourth consecutive championship at the 2018 Four Nations Cup in November, and Scamurra recently made her U.S. debut during the 2019 Rivalry Series in February.

NOTES: Bob Corkum (Salisbury, Mass.) is serving as head coach of the 2018-19 U.S. Women's National Team, alongside assistant coaches Joel Johnson (White Bear Lake, Minn.) and Brian Pothier (New Bedford, Mass.), and goaltending coach Steve Thompson (Anchorage, Alaska)... The U.S. schedule for the 2019 IIHF Women's World Championship is available here. All games will be broadcast live in the U.S. on NHL Network ... USA Hockey’s international council, chaired by Gavin Regan (Potsdam, N.Y.), vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams.

2019 U.S. Schedule

All U.S. games were televised live on NHL Network
Games were held at Metro Areena

Thu., April 4 Finland
Espoo, Finland W, 6-2 NHL Network Kendall Coyne Schofield
Sat., April 6 Canada
Espoo, Finland W, 3-2 NHL Network Dani Cameranesi
Sun., April 7 Switzerland
Espoo, Finland W, 8-0 NHL Network Megan Keller
Tue., April 9 Russia
Espoo, Finland W, 10-0 NHL Network Lee Stecklein
Thu., April 11 Japan
Espoo, Finland W, 4-0 NHL Network Maddie Rooney
Sat., April 13 Russia
Espoo, Finland W, 8-0 NHL Network Hilary Knight
Sun., April 14 Finland
Gold-Medal Game
Espoo, Finland W, 2-1 (SO) NHL Network Annie Pankowski

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