USA Hockey today announced the 37 players that have been invited to the USA Hockey Women's Winter Training Camp from December 12-15, 2016 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.
The camp will be used to evaluate and pick the U.S. Women's Select Team for a pair of games against Canada on December 17 in Plymouth, Michigan, and December 19 in Sarnia, Ontario. It is also used to help formulate the U.S. Women's National Team roster for the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship that will be hosted at USA Hockey Arena from March 31 - April 7.
Highlighting the roster for USA Hockey Women's Winter Training Camp are the 23 members of the U.S. Women's National Team that won the Four Nations Cup in early November and 21 players that won the gold medal at the IIHF Women's World Championship in April 2016.
Of the 37 players on the roster, 14 are Olympians and 27 are world champions. The 14 members of the silver medal-winning 2014 U.S. Women's Olympic Ice Hockey Team are Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), Megan Bozek (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.), Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.), Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.), Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.), Amanda Kessel (Madison, Wis.), Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho), Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson (Grand Forks, N.D.), Monique Lamoureux-Morando (Grand Forks, N.D.), Gigi Marvin (Warroad, Minn.), Anne Schleper (St. Cloud, Minn.), Kelli Stack (Brooklyn Heights, Ohio) and Lee Stecklein (Roseville, Minn.).
A complete roster (12 defensemen, 20 forwards and five goaltenders), staff listing and on-ice schedule are available here.
NOTES: All practices and scrimmages at the 2016 USA Hockey Women's Winter Training Camp will be open to the public. Twenty-nine of the 37 players on the roster took part in last year's camp. The game on December 17 is part of the first-ever Team USA Winter Champions Series, a daylong celebration of the Road to Pyeongchang that will feature three Olympic events. In addition to hockey, which will be broadcast on NBCSN, the series will include luge and big air snowboarding