The Girls 15 players welcomed the Girls U-18 Select Camp to the St. Cloud State University campus yesterday. 2019 marks the first time in the history of USA Hockey’s Player Development Camps that two camps overlap on the same campus. The shared spaces and experiences are meant to show the younger girls how the hard work and dedication they invest in their development can pay off.
The girls from both camps listened to gold medalist Kendall Coyne Schofield speak to wrap up the day yesterday. Coyne Schofield talked about her experiences at Player Development Camps, becoming the first woman to compete in an NHL All-Star Skills Competition, and what it means to represent Team USA on the global stage.
Meetings and some dryland drills were sprinkled into the start of the day, but games occupied much of the players’ schedules this morning. Contests began at around 10:30 a.m. and concluded just before 4 p.m. local time. Recaps of today’s action can be found below.
This afternoon Kendall Coyne Schofield surprised the players with a Chipotle lunch to help refuel their bodies after many days of playing hard on the ice. Chicken, steak and vegetarian burritos, salsa, chips and guacamole were provided by the restaurant for the girls to enjoy. Players posed for pictures and took selfies with Coyne Schofield to remember the moment.
The day was capped off by the meetings with team leaders and interns, as well as a joint camp activity with the U-18 Select players.
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Gold 5, Black 4: In the first of a number of tightly contested matchups today, Gold was able to hold off and win against Black. Ellie Mabardy scored twice and registered an assist for Gold. Lillie Ramirez, Emerson O'Leary and Christian Rice also scored. For Black, Livia Brooks scored twice while Olivia Laroche assisted on both. Lara Beecher and Laila Edwards were the other goal scorers.
Red 2, Royal 1: Red scored twice in the first frame to hold on and defeat Royal. Quinn Dunkle and Payton Holloway schored just 12 seconds apart to give Red a 2-0 lead. Sydney Bryan, Riley Walsh and Kianna Roeske recorded assists. In the second, Rylee Bartz got Royal on the board with an assist by Mia Catalano, but it was not enough to mount a comeback.
Orange 4, Teal 3: Orange and Teal scored two goals in a piece in the first before Orange was able to pull away and win 4-3. Mikayla Boarder collected three points on a goal and two assists. Brook George, Bridget Everett and Ella Greico recorded the other tallies for Orange while Lily Prendergast made 20 saves. Teal received goals from Sylvia Bojarski, Sami Bowlby and Mackenzie Moss.
Maroon 1, Gray 1: Not even overtime could determine a winner in this defensive standoff. Mia Langlois scored the lone goal for Maroon, and Olivia Bolino stopped all nine shots she faced. Uma Corniea made 11 saves. For Gray, Corsica Skibinski recorded the lone tally with Callista Chong assisting. Katelyn Desa made 15 saves and Leah Bosch stopped seven shots.
Purple 3, Green 0: Purple was able to get the shutout against Green thanks to a combined 24 saves by Hailey Hansen and Ella Park. Elizabeth Morrison, Margot Norehad and Julia Simon scored the goals, while Annie Sun and Angelica Megdanis collected assists.
Light Blue 6, White 0: Finishing the day with a shutout, Light Blue saw four players have multi-point efforts. Leading the way was Jordan Ferry, who had two goals and two assists. Allie Franco, Isa Goettl and Jacqueline Martin each recorded two assists. Lily Brazis, Sophie Ensley, Berit Lindborg and Kaia Malachino were the other players who found the back of the net. Makenzie Cole and Lauren Galbraith combined for the shutout in net.