COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today the 25-player roster for its 2024 U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team that will compete in the 2024 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women’s World Championship, Jan. 6-14, 2024, in Zug, Switzerland.
The roster features seven returners from the 2023 squad that took home bronze in the world championship, including Kendra Distad (Burnsville, Minn.), Rose Dwyer (Wynnewood, Pa.), Bella Fanale (Webster, N.Y.), Megan Healy (South Burlington, Vt.), Layla Hemp (Chanhassen, Minn.), Maggie Scannell (Wynantskill, N.Y.) and Josie St. Martin (Stillwater, Minn.). Scannell and St. Martin were also members of the 2022 U.S. Under-18 National Team that earned silver.
“We’re excited about our team and look forward to competing for a gold medal in Switzerland,” said Liz Keady Norton (Boston, Mass), head coach of the 2024 U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team. “It is always challenging to settle on a final roster, but we really like the group we have and know they’ll represent our country extremely well.”
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NOTES: The U.S. roster includes seven players from Massachusetts and Minnesota, two from New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, and one from Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey and North Carolina … The 25 players include 14 forwards, eight defenders and three goaltenders … The U.S. has medaled in every IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship and has played in allbut one of the 15 gold-medal games contested. Team USA has eight gold medals, six silver medals and one bronze medal to its credit all-time.