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GAMEDAY: U.S. U18 & U22 Select Teams Open Series Against Canada

By USA Hockey, 08/14/19, 8:00AM EDT

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Games to be held at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET; Stream live on HockeyTV.com

The 2019 U.S. Under-18 and Under-22 Women's Select Teams will kick off a pair of three-game series against Canada tonight (Aug. 14) at the Lake Placid Olympic Center in Lake Placid, New York. The Under-18 teams will meet first at 4 p.m. ET followed by the Under-22 group at 7 p.m. ET.

All series games will be streamed live at HockeyTV.com. Click here for the Under-18 live stats and click here for the Under-22 live stats. 

U18: USA vs. Canada

U18 GAMEDAY: The Under-18 Series vs. Canada has been held annually since 2007. After the 2018 event, the U.S. and Canada have now met 14 times at the U18 Series and Team USA holds a 14-2-4-16 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record against its northern rival.

AT THE HELM: Maura Crowell (Mansfield, Mass.), head women's ice hockey coach at the University of Minnesota Duluth, is serving as head coach for the U.S. Under-18 Women's Select Team alongside assistant coaches Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.), member of the gold medal-winning 2018 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team, Meredith Roth (Dubuque, Iowa), associate head women's ice hockey coach at the College of the Holy Cross, and Josh Sciba (Westland, Mich.), head women's ice hockey coach at Union College. Crowell enters her second season as head coach of the U.S. Under-18 Women's National Team, after having served as associate coach in 2017-18 and assistant coach in 2015-16. Team USA has medaled at every IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship appearance during Crowell's three seasons, bringing home two golds and a silver medal.

AYE AYE, CAPTAIN: Forward Makenna Webster (St. Louis, Mo.) and defenseman Maggie Nicholson (Minnetonka, Minn.) were dubbed the team captains on Tuesday. Both Webster and Nicholson served on the gold medal-winning 2018 U.S. Under-18 Women's National Team at the IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship in Dmitrov, Russia.

Roster by the numbers

  • 8 defensemen, 12 forwards, 2 goaltenders
  • Average Age: 16.4 years old
  • Average height: 5-7
  • Average weight: 146 lbs
  • 3 players from Shattuck-St. Mary’s School
  • 3 players from Selects Academy
  • 3 players from Chicago Mission
  • Number of states represented: 10

2019 Under-18 Series

U22: USA vs. Canada

U22 GAMEDAY: The U.S. and Canada have met 16 times at the Under-22 Series and Team USA holds a 17-3-3-17-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) record. The U22 Series been held every non-Olympic year since 1999.

LEADING THE WAY: Joel Johnson (White Bear Lake, Minn.), associate head coach for the University of Minnesota women's ice hockey program, is serving as head coach of the U.S. Under-22 Women's Select Team alongside assistant coaches Courtney Kennedy (Woburn, Mass.), associate head women’s ice hockey coach at Boston College, and Katie Lachapelle (Lewiston, Maine), head coach of the women's ice hockey program at the College of the Holy Cross. Johnson enters his second season at the helm of the Under-22 Select Team, after he served as the head coach for the U.S. Under-18 Women's National Team for the five years prior.

FAMILIAR FACES: The 2019 Under-22 Women's Select Team roster includes 10 returning players from the 2018 series roster, including Olympic gold medalist Cayla Barnes (Eastvale, Calif.). This year's roster also includes three members of the U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team that won gold at the 2018 IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championship in Hannah Bilka (Coppell, Texas), Hadley Hartmetz (Phoenixville, Pa.) and Dominique Petrie (Hermosa Beach, Calif.).

Roster by the numbers

  • 8 defensemen, 12 forwards, 2 goaltenders
  • Average Age: 19.5 years old
  • Average height: 5-7
  • Average weight: 149 lbs
  • Number of NCAA schools represented: 10
    • Most: University of Minnesota (6)
  • Number of states represented: 8

2019 Under-22 Series

Under-18 Schedule

All games to be streamed on HockeyTV

Date OPPONENT Time (ET)/Result Location Rink Stream Game Stats
Wed., Aug. 14 Canada L, 4-5 Lake Placid, N.Y. 1980 Rink Hockey TV Live Stats
Thurs., Aug. 15 Canada OTW, 3-2 Lake Placid, N.Y. 1980 Rink Hockey TV Live Stats
Sat., Aug. 17 Canada L, 0-2 Lake Placid, N.Y. 1980 Rink Hockey TV Live Stats

Under-22 Schedule

All games to be streamed on HockeyTV

Date OPPONENT Time (ET)/Result Location Rink Stream Game Stats
Wed., Aug. 14 Canada OTW, 4-3 Lake Placid, N.Y. 1980 Rink Hockey TV Live Stats
Thurs., Aug. 15 Canada W, 4-2 Lake Placid, N.Y. 1980 Rink Hockey TV Live Stats
Sat., Aug. 17 Canada L, 1-2 Lake Placid, N.Y. 1980 Rink Hockey TV Live Stats

U18/U22 Series News