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Strength and conditioning highlight Day 3 at Girls 16/17 PDC

By Tom Nelson, 07/16/18, 9:00PM EDT


Games set to resume Tuesday

Day 3 at the 2018 USA Hockey Girls 16/17 Player Development Camp provided the athletes with a full day of on- and off-ice training. No games were played July 16, but it was busy nonetheless with practice time at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center’s two Olympic-size ice sheets along with strength and conditioning sessions.

The day in St. Cloud, Minn., also included a camp “team challenge” along with some stickhandling training sessions. The camp’s game schedule will continue on Tuesday, June 17, at 9 a.m. with a game between Team Black and Team Gray. Three more games will then be played at the HBNHC followed by more practice sessions in the afternoon.

Carly Glover

TODAY’S PLAYER NOTEBOOK: Team Gold’s Carly Glover (Kodiak, Alaska) was born and raised on remote Kodiak Island in the state of Alaska. She likes to hunt, fish and play hockey on her local outdoor rink. Also of note, Glover was the top goal-scorer at USA Hockey's 2018 Girls Tier II 19U National Championship Tournament, posting seven goals in five games for the Alaska All-Stars … Team Light Blue’s Bailey Kehl (Quincy, Wash.) has an interest in aviation and is learning to fly airplanes … Team Black’s Rachel Morey (Buffalo, Wyo.) participates in 4H, shows sheep and has won a state championship for showing market lambs … Team Black’s Jessica Ciarrocchi (West Chester, Pa.) played tackle football and baseball for eight years.

ROLE MODEL: Reagan Haley, a team leader at the camp for Team Gold, recently completed her sophomore season at the University of Minnesota Duluth. A resident of Red Wing, Minn., Haley plays as a forward for the Bulldogs. She participated in the USA Hockey Girls 16 and Girls Under-18 Development Camps before college and made USA Hockey's Development Camp All-Star Teams each year, as well as being named an alternate for the U.S. Under-18 Women's National Team for the 2014 IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship.

NAVY BLUE NOTE: Team Navy Blue is led at this year’s camp by coach Meredith Roth. She will begin her fourth season as head coach of the St. Norbert women’s hockey program in 2018-19. A native of Dubuque, Iowa, Roth was a decorated four-year player at Providence College and later went on to coaching assignments with Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Providence and Cornell University. Roth was a U.S. Women's National Team selection in 2003.

ATHLETIC DIVERSITY: All of the athletes participating in this year’s camp at St. Cloud State have played sports other than hockey during their athletic careers. Aside from hockey, the campers have tried a wide range of sports including surfing, lacrosse, volleyball, track, basketball and trap shooting. Some of the athletes have compete in up to six other sports aside from following their interests in ice hockey.

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