COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – USA Hockey announced today the roster for the U.S. Women’s National Team that will compete in the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship, August 20-31 in Calgary, Alberta.
The 25-player roster features 15 members of the U.S. Women’s National Team who helped capture gold at the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship, including Cayla Barnes (Eastvale, Calif.), Megan Bozek (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Dani Cameranesi (Plymouth, Minn.), Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.), Alex Cavallini (Delafield, Wis.), Jesse Compher (Northbrook, Ill.), 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.), Maddie Rooney (Andover, Minn.), Hayley Scamurra (Williamsville, N.Y.) and Lee Stecklein (Roseville, Minn.).
The roster also includes forwards Britta Curl (Bismarck, N.D.), Lacey Eden (Annapolis, Md.), Abbey Murphy (Evergreen Park, Ill.), Abby Roque (Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.) and Grace Zumwinkle (Excelsior, Minn.); defenders Natalie Buchbinder (Fairport, N.Y.), Jincy Dunne (O’Fallon, Mo.), Savannah Harmon (Downers Grove, Ill.) and Caroline Harvey (Pelham, N.H.); and goaltender Nicole Hensley (Lakewood, Colo.).
Within the team, 13 states are represented. Illinois and Minnesota lead the way, each with five representatives, followed by Wisconsin (3), Michigan (2) and New York (2). California, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire and North Dakota each have one representative.
NOTES: Joel Johnson (St. Paul, Minn.) is serving as head coach of the 2021 U.S. Women's National Team, alongside assistant coaches Brian Pothier (New Bedford, Mass.) and Courtney Kennedy (Woburn, Mass.), and goaltending coach Alli Altmann (Eagan, Minn.) ... The U.S. will conduct a training camp in Blaine, Minnesota, from August 4-9 as part of the U.S. Women’s National Team Festival in preparation for the 2021 IIHF Women's World Championship. The camp is closed to the public and media … All Team USA games in the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship will air live on NHL Network in the U.S. … The U.S. has won the last five IIHF Women's World Championships and captured the top prize a total of nine times (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019), including eight of the last nine tournaments ... Team USA is 77-5-6-8-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) in 97 games all-time in the women’s world championship and has outscored opponents 634-139.