Kendall Coyne Schofield (Palos Heights, Ill.), two-time Olympic medalist and 2018 Olympic champion, will serve as captain, and Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) and Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) will serve as alternate captains of the 2019 U.S. Women’s National Team it was announced today by USA Hockey. The U.S. will chase its fifth straight gold medal in the upcoming IIHF Women’s World Championship set for April 4-14 in Espoo, Finland.
“It’s such an honor to serve as captain again for Team USA alongside Kacey and Hilary," Coyne Schofield said. "This team is full of amazing leaders and we’re excited to have the opportunity to showcase to the world what we’ve been working toward all season long.”
All total, Bellamy, Coyne Schofield and Knight combine to have competed in 23 IIHF Women’s World Championships, accounting for 19 gold medals and four silvers. All three skaters also played together at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, where the U.S. women claimed a gold medal, the program’s first in 20 years.
NOTES: Coyne Schofield recently served as captain for the U.S. Women’s National Team during the 2019 Rivalry Series… 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).
All U.S. games were televised live on NHL Network
Games were held at Metro Areena
|DATE||OPPONENT/ROUND||LOCATION||TIME (LOCAL/ET)||TELEVISION||U.S. Player of the Game|
|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
|Espoo, Finland||W, 2-1 (SO)||NHL Network||Annie Pankowski|