COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced the 116 athletes who have been invited to the 2022 USA Hockey Women’s National Festival, which will take place Aug. 8-13 at the LECOM Harborcenter in Buffalo, N.Y.
The 2022 U.S. Women’s National Team, along with the U.S. Under-18 Select Team and Collegiate SelectTeam will be named at the conclusion of camp. The National Team will compete at the IIHF Women’s World Championship in Herning and Frederikshavn, Denmark Aug. 25 – Sept. 5, while the select teams will head to Calgary and each play a three-game series against Canada on Aug. 17, 18 and 20.
“The opportunity for players across all levels to come together for this year’s National Festival is exciting,” said Katie Million, director of the women’s national team program for USA Hockey. “Having players competing against each other in game settings as we evaluate and prepare for international competition, will only make our program stronger as we move into this season’s calendar.”
For the complete list of players and staff participating, along with the Festival schedule, click HERE.
The U.S. Women’s National Team will host its pre-camp immediately following the conclusion of the Festival at the Harborcenter from Aug. 14-17, before traveling to Denmark. Media availability and information on the Festival and WWC Pre-Camp will be released in the coming days.
NOTES: The final rosters for the U.S. Women’s National Team, U.S. Under-18 Women’s Select Team and U.S. Collegiate Women’s Select Team are expected to be announced Sunday, Aug. 14 … The U.S. Collegiate Women’s Select Team has previously been named the U.S. Under-22 Select Team. The team is expanded this year to include any player with collegiate eligibility during the 2022-23 season… John Wroblewski (Neenah, Wis.) will serve as the head coach of the 2022 U.S. Women’s National Team. Josh Sciba (Westland, Mich.), head women’s ice hockey coach at Union College Shelley Looney (Maryland Heights, Mo.), head women’s ice hockey coach at Lindenwood University, will serve as assistant coaches, while Alli Altmann (Eagan, Minn.) will be the goaltending coach … Allison Coomey (Baldwinsville, N.Y.), associate head coach for the Penn State University women’s hockey team, will serve as the head coach of the U.S. Under-22 Select Team, with Minnesota State University assistant women’s ice hockey coach Shari Dickerman (Richmond, Minn.) and Lee-J Mirasolo (Wakefield, Mass.), associate head coach of the Harvard University women’s ice hockey program, serving as assistant coaches and Yale University volunteer women’s ice hockey coach Mackenzie Bruch (Powder Springs, Ga.) as the goaltending coach… Katie Lachapelle (Lewiston, Maine), head women’s ice hockey coach at College of the Holy Cross, will be the head coach of the U.S. Under-18 Select Team. Liz Keady Norton (Boston, Mass.), head women’s ice hockey coach at Dartmouth College and Northeastern University assistant women’s ice hockey coach Lindsay Berman (North Reading, Mass.), will be assistant coaches, with Augsburg University assistant women’s hockey coach Sanya Sandahl (Duluth, Minn.) serving as the goaltending coach … Athletes Megan Bozek, Abigail Boreen, Calla Frank, Alex Cavallini, Brianna Decker, Natalie Heising , Gabbie Hughes, and Gracie Ostertag were invited, but unable to participate.
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