Future Gophers Guide U.S. U-18 Women's National Team to Gold Medal Match

Go Gophers! Kate Schipper
Go Gophers!
Kate Schipper
Go Gophers!

Jan. 4, 2013

2013 US U-18 Roster l Gophers' Class of 2017

Four future University of Minnesota women's hockey players have helped guide the United States Under-18 National Team to the championship game of the 2013 IIHF U-18 Women's World Championships. The soon-to-be Golden Gophers and Team USA suit up to play Canada on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Dani Cameranesi, Kate Schipper and Megan Wolfe have aided Team USA's offense in notching 8.75 goals per game, while Sidney Peters is part of a two-goalie system that has recorded four shutouts. Cameranesi has been named the team captain, while Schipper is listed as an assistant captain.

Shipper currently leads all players in the tournament in scoring with 12 points (5g-7a). Wolfe is close behind with eight points (4g-4a), and Cameranesi has six (3g-3a).

Peters has started two of the four games in goal and has yet to let a shot by. The 5-10, goaltender has made 17 saves in her two shutouts. Peters is expected to be in goal for the gold medal match.

Saturday's match between Canada and the United State will be the sixth-straight year that these two foes have met in the IIHF U-18 Women's World Championships. USA has won three gold medals (2008, 2009 and 2011), but Canada stripped the gold medal away last year with a 3-0 triumph.

The 2013 IIHF U-18 Women's World Championships is being played in Heinola, Finland.

Below are links to USA Hockey's recaps and videos from their previous four games. There is also a live video link to watch Saturday's championship game.

Dates Opponents Times/Results    Stats     Video Links
Dec. 29    Russia           W, 7-0 Stats Video
Dec. 30 Czech Republc   W, 10-0 Stats Video
Jan. 1 Sweden W, 8-0 Stats Video
Jan. 4 Czech Republic (Semifinals)   W, 10-0 Stats Video
Jan. 5 Canada (Gold Medal Game) 10:30 a.m.   Stats Watch Live