COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today the practice schedule for the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team pre-tournament camp at HARBORCENTER in Buffalo, New York from Jan. 1-6. The camp will serve as preparation for the International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women's World Championship, set for Jan. 8-15 at Meridian Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario.
The U18 team will participate in practices and off-ice training with all on-ice sessions open to the public. A full schedule can be found here.
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NOTES: Reagan Carey (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey's director of women's hockey, is the general manager of the 2016 U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team ... Joel Johnson (White Bear Lake, Minn.), associate head coach of the University of Minnesota women's ice hockey team, was named head coach of the U.S. Women's Under-18 Team for the 2015-16 season on April 30, 2015 ... Joining him as assistant coaches are Katie Lachapelle (Winthrop, Mass.), assistant women's ice hockey coach at Boston University, Maura Crowell (Mansfield, Mass.), head women's ice hockey coach at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and Lucy Schoedel (Ithaca, N.Y.), head women’s ice hockey coach at Northwood School. Team USA has played in the gold medal game in all eight of the previous IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championships, capturing the event’s top prize four times (2008, 2009, 2011, 2015). The U.S. is 33-3-2-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L) in 40 career games at this event.