Lake Placid, N.Y. – The 2014 U.S. Women’s National Festival is underway at the Olympic Center. The 69 players and staff arrived throughout the day, dropping their gear at the rink and settling in at the Olympic Training Center. Players got right to work, challenging their physical limits with on- and off-ice strength and conditioning tests. Reagan Carey, director of women's hockey for USA Hockey, conducted a welcome meeting that set the expectations for camp and for the caliber of play that will be required to make the cut.
This year’s festival will be used to select the 22-player rosters for a pair of series against Canada that will be held simultaneously Aug. 21-24 in Calgary. The U.S. entries will feature an under-18 team and 22-and-under team.
All practices and scrimmages at the National Festival are open to the public. Visit the National Festival page for on-ice schedules and rosters.
Stay tuned to u18womensworlds.usahockey.com for updates and camp coverage.