COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The U.S. Men’s and Women’s National University Teams open play early next week at the 2017 Winter World University Games in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The U.S. Women’s National University Team takes on Russia on Sunday (Jan. 29) at 1:30 a.m. ET while the U.S. Men’s National University Team faces Canada on Monday (Jan. 30) at 8:30 a.m. ET. The majority of games from the Winter World University Games will be streamed live online at LIVEFISU.TV and live stats from each contest will be available here.
Both teams are comprised of players from the American Collegiate Hockey Association.
The U.S. Women’s National University Team is highlighted by three forwards returning from the 2015 Winter World University Games, including two-time All-Americans Katie Augustine (West Chester, Ohio/Miami University) and Rachael Booth (Washington, Mich./Miami University), along with Kendra Myers (Cedar Springs, Mich./Grand Valley State University). Augustine is playing in her third Winter World University Games as a member of Team USA.
The U.S. Men’s National University Team has four returnees from 2015, including forward Joey Breslin (Centerville, Ohio/Ohio University), a two-time All-American; goaltender Joe Olen (Hawthorn Woods, Ill./University of Illinois), a 2015-16 second-team All-American; forward Sean Murphy (Cary, N.Y./Arizona State University), a 2014-15 third-team All-American; and defenseman Nicholas Zern (Auburn, Ind./Minot State University).
|Sun., Jan. 29||U.S. Women vs. Russia||1:30 a.m.||LIVEFISU.TV|
|Mon., Jan. 30||U.S. Men vs. Canada||8:30 a.m.||LIVEFISU.TV|
|Tues., Jan. 31||U.S. Men vs. Slovakia||5:00 a.m.||LIVEFISU.TV|
|U.S. Women vs. Japan||9:00 a.m.||LIVEFISU.TV|
|Thurs., Feb. 2||U.S. Men vs. Great Britain||1:30 a.m.||N/A|
|Sun., Feb. 4 or Sun., Feb. 5||Men's Quarterfinals||TBD||LIVEFISU.TV|
|Mon., Feb. 6||Women's Third-Place Game||5:30 a.m.||LIVEFISU.TV|
|Women's Championship||9:00 a.m.||LIVEFISU.TV|
|Tues., Feb 7||Men's Semifinals||TBD||LIVEFISU.TV|
|Wed., Feb 8||Men's Third-Place Game||12:00 a.m.||LIVEFISU.TV|
|Men's Championship||4:00 a.m.||LIVEFISU.TV|
NOTES: Sean Hogan (White Lake, Mich./Ohio University) is serving as head coach of the 2017 U.S. Men’s National University Team alongside assistant coaches Nick Fabbrini (Champaign, Ill./University of Illinois) and Rick Zombo (Wildwood, Mo./Lindenwood University) … Shelley Looney (Brownstown, Mich.) is the head coach of the 2017 U.S. Women’s National University Team. Brett Berger (Springfield, N.J.) and Scott Hicks (Richmond, Ind.) are the assistant coaches … The U.S. Men’s National University Team is competing in Group B alongside Canada, Great Britain and Slovakia. The U.S. Women’s National University Team is competing alongside Canada, China, Great Britain, Japan, Russia and host Kazakhstan … The United States is fielding a men’s hockey team at the Winter World University Games for the ninth straight time and women’s hockey team for the fourth straight time … For complete coverage of the U.S. Men’s National University Team, click here … For complete coverage of the U.S. Women’s National University Team, click here.