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2008

Calgary, Canada | January 7-12

The U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team blazed through preliminary competition, outscoring opponents 28-2 and racking up two 11-0 shutouts against Russia and Switzerland. The United States blanked the Czechs 8-0 in the semifinal, and then Team USA defeated rival Canada, 5-2, in the gold-medal game to claim the inaugural Under-18 Women's World Championship.

2008 Women's U18 World Championship Roster

No. Name Pos Height (CM) Weight (KG) DOB S/C Hometown Most Recent Team
1 Alyssa Grogan G 5-7 (170) 161 (73) 5/15/1990 L Eagan, Minn. Eagan High School
2 Blake Bolden D 5-6 (168) 141 (63) 3/10/1991 R Stow, Ohio Northwood School
3 Kasey Boucher D 5-7 (170) 139 (61) 10/25/1990 L Lewiston, Maine North American Hockey
4 Audrey Hanmer D 5-6 (168) 139 (61) 9/14/1992 R Wyoming, Minn. Forest Lake High School
5 Alev Kelter D 5-7 (170) 150 (68) 3/21/1991 R Eagle River, Alaska Chugiak High School
6 Megan Bozek D 5-9 (175) 163 (73) 3/27/1991 R Buffalo Grove, Ill. Chicago Mission
7 Anne Schleper D 5-10 (178) 168 (76) 1/30/1990 L St. Cloud, Minn. St. Cloud Cathedral
8 Kelly Wild D 5-3 (162) 121 (54) 3/8/1990 L Mendota Heights, Minn. Cretin Derham Hall
9 Kate Bacon F 5-6 (168) 143 (64) 4/25/1990 L Chanhassen, Minn. Benilde St. Margarets
10 Ashley Cottrell F 5-5 (165) 139 (61) 4/4/1990 R Sterling Heights, Mich. Little Caesars U19
11 Kendall Coyne F 5-0 (152) 115 (52) 5/25/1992 L Palos Heights, Ill. Chicago Mission
12 Brooke Ammerman F 5-9 (175) 154 (69) 7/13/1990 R Teaneck, N.J. North American Hockey
14 Brianna Decker F 5-4 (162) 157 (71) 5/31/1991 R Dousman, Wis. Shattuck St. Mary's
15 Sasha Sherry D 6-0 (183) 181 (82) 4/5/1990 R Lehighton, Pa. Princeton Univ.
16 Sarah Erickson F 5-7 (170) 134 (61) 3/28/1990 R Roseau, Minn. Bemidji High School
17 Kelley Steadman F 5-11 (180) 161 (73) 7/17/1990 R Plattsburgh, N.Y. Northwood School
18 Amanda Kessel F 5-6 (168) 130 (59) 8/28/1991 R Madison, Wis. Shattuck-St. Mary's
19 Meagan Mangene F 5-6 (168) 139 (61) 8/21/1992 R Manorville, N.Y. North American Hockey
20 Rebecca Ruegsegger G 5-9 (175) 161 (73) 9/21/1990 L Lakewood, Colo. Shattuck-St. Mary's
21 Madison Packer F 5-9 (175) 145 (65) 6/25/1991 R Birmingham, Mich. Little Caesars U19
22 Corey Stearns F 5-9 (175) 132 (60) 12/27/1990 R Falmouth, Mass. Noble and Greenough School
23 Elizabeth Turgeon F 5-9 (175) 154 (69) 7/24/1992 L Cherry Holls Village, Colo. Colorado Select U16

Team Staff

Position Name
Head Coach Katey Stone
Assistant Coach Erin Whitten
Assistant Coach Bob Deraney
Physiotherapist Carrie Gaydos
Team Leader Michele Amidon
Equipment Manager Paul Hickman

U.S. Results

DATE OPPONENT RESULT/RECAP U.S. PLAYER OF THE GAME
January 7 Russia W, 11-0 Madison Packer
January 8 Switzerland W, 11-0 Ashley Conttrell
January 9 Sweden W, 6-2 Brianna Decker
January 11 Czech Republic (Semifinal) W, 8-0 Sarah Erickson
January 12 Canada (Gold-Medal Game) W, 5-2 Brooke Ammerman

Tournament Awards

Directorate Award Recipients (U.S. Players)

Alyssa Grogan Best Goaltender

Top U.S. Players (As Selected By Coaches)

Kendall Coyne Forward
Sarah Erickson Forward
Anne Schleper Defensemen