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2014 U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team Unveiled

01/24/2014, 11:45am EST
By USAHockey.com

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey today announced the 22 players that have been selected to the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team that will take part in the International Ice Hockey Federation Women's Under-18 World Championship, March 23-30, 2014, in Budapest, Hungary.

Sydney Baldwin (Shorewood, Minn.), Taylar Cianfarano (Oswego, N.Y.), Jincy Dunne (O'Fallon, Mo.), Kenzie Kent (Norwell, Mass.), Lexie Laing (Marblehead, Mass.), Maliya Rodgers (Minnetonka, Minn.), Maddie Rolfes (West Des Moines, Iowa), Baylee Wellhausen (Williams Bay, Wis.) and Grace Zarecki (Chicago, Ill.) helped the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team collect the silver medal at the 2013 IIHF Women's Under-18 World Championship in Heinola, Finland. Dunne also competed with the 2013-14 U.S. Women's National Team during the Bring on the World Tour until Dec. 7, 2013.

Of the 22 players, 17 took part in the 2013 Under-18 Series vs. Canada, held Aug. 22-25 in Lake Placid, N.Y.

NOTES: Reagan Carey (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey's director of women's hockey, is serving as the general manager of Team USA at the 2014 IIHF Women's Under-18 World Championship ... Jeff Kampersal (Pennington, N.J.), head women's ice hockey coach at Princeton University, is the head coach of the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team for the 2013-14 season ... The assistant coaches are Courtney Kennedy (Somerville, Mass.), associate women's ice hockey coach at Boston College and Katie Lachapelle (Winthrop, Mass.), assistant women's ice hockey coach at Boston University. The team was selected following the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team Winter Camp, held Dec. 27-31, at Schwan's Super Rink in Blaine, Minn. The IIHF Women's Under-18 World Championship is being played for the seventh time and will include teams from Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Japan, Russia, Sweden, and the United States. Team USA captured gold in each of the first two years of the tournament (2008, 2009) and again in 2011 and the silver medal in 2010, 2012 and 2013.

Team USA On-Ice Schedule

Date Event Time (Local) Venue
Sun., March 23 Practice 11:15-11:45 a.m. Icecenter Rink 2
Game vs. Russia 5:30 p.m. Icecenter Rink 2
Mon., March 24 Practice 10:45-11:15 a.m. Icecenter Rink 1
Game vs. Hungary 6:30 p.m. Icecenter Rink 1
Tues., March 25 Practice 5:15-6:15 p.m. Icecenter Rink 1
Wed., March 26 Practice 11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Icecenter Rink 2
Game vs. Sweden 5:30 p.m. Icecenter Rink 2
Thurs., March 27 Practice TBD TBD
Quarterfinals 3 p.m. Icecenter Rink 1
Quarterfinals 6:30 p.m. Icecenter Rink 1
Sat., March 29 Practice TBD TBD
Semifinals 3 p.m. Icecenter Rink 1
Semifinals 6:30 p.m. Icecenter Rink 1
Sun., March 30 Practice TBD TBD
Bronze Medal Game 3 p.m. Icecenter Rink 1
Gold Medal Game 6:30 p.m. Icecenter Rink 1

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