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2018 Girls 15 Player Development Camp begins at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center

07/07/2018, 11:00pm EDT
By Tom Nelson

216 skaters arrive at St. Cloud State University

The Herb Brooks National Hockey Center on the campus of St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota, will once again serve as home ice for the USA Hockey National Player Development Girls 15 Camp from July 7-11.

The camp includes 216 athletes training and playing games during their time in St. Cloud. Of note, the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center is home to the men’s and women’s hockey teams at St. Cloud State University. The Huskies compete at the NCAA Division I level in ice hockey. 

The HBNHC features two Olympic sized sheets of ice and the main arena offers seating for 5,371 fans.

TODAY'S CAMP NOTES:

  • The Herb Brooks National Hockey Center (HBNHC) is named in honor legendary hockey coach Herb Brooks, who served as the head coach at St. Cloud State University in 1986-87. Brooks played a key role in helping the SCSU men’s hockey team make the move to the NCAA Division I level in 1987-88.
  • Teams at USA Hockey's Girls 15 Player Development Camp opened with practice sessions July 7 and will begin playing games on Sunday, July 8. The final day of play will take place on July 11.
  • Team Green defender Lilly Hartnell (Tampa, Fla.) competed in April at the 2018 USA Hockey Girls Tier I Nationals with the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite. Her dad and uncle both played college hockey at Ohio State. 
  • Abigail Hancock (Maple Grove, Minn.), another Team Green blueliner, has done modeling and commercial acting work. She was featured in a television commercial for Kemp’s Milk with a singing cow. She was coached last year by Shjon Podein, a former member of the U.S. Men's National Team and Stanley Cup champion in 2001. 
  • Team Maroon’s Bronwyn Khangsar (Lewisville, Texas) enjoys sports photography and could be seen taking photos at 16U games in the past. She also plays the trumpet for her high school’s band. In 2016, she competed at USA Hockey's Girls Tier I Nationals with the Dallas Stars Elite.
  • Team Green defender Leah Stecker (Randolph, N.J.) gets extra ice time working as a hockey referee. She earned her first-year Level 1 officiating certification through USA Hockey in 2016-17.
  • Team Gray forward Sophie Berghammer (Evanston, Ill.) enjoys playing golf and added a hole-in-one last to her athletic resume last year. She skated at USA Hockey's Girls Tier I Nationals with the Chicago Young Americans in April 2018.
  • The athletes participating in the Girls 15 Player Development Camp at St. Cloud this week clearly believe in the principle of athletic versatility, with 99 percent of them also participating in sports other than ice hockey during the year. Many of this week’s campers participate in as many as five to six sports/activities along with their time playing hockey.

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