April 30, 2013
USA Hockey Release | Camp Roster
USA Hockey has announced that they will invite nine current and former University of Minnesota women’s hockey players to the U.S. Women’s National Team Selection Camp. The camp will be held at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y., June 16-23.
The nine Golden Gophers selected are: Megan Bozek, Hannah Brandt, Sarah Erickson, Amanda Kessel, Gigi Marvin, Milica McMillen, Anne Schleper, Jen Schoullis and Lee Stecklein.
A total of 41 players have been invited to the camp, which will consist of daily practices, off-ice testing and three intrasquad scrimmages. This camp will be used to determine the U.S. Women’s National Team roster that will train together and participate in various competitions in the build-up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
The final 21-player U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team roster is expected to be announced in late December 2013.
Bozek, Erickson, Kessel, Marvin, Schleper, Schoullis and Stecklein were all on the U.S. Women’s National Team that captured the gold medal at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship in Ottawa, Ont. last month. Marvin is the lone player to represent the Maroon & Gold in an Olympic Winter Games.
The 2013 Olympic Winter Games will run from Feb. 6-23 and the women’s ice hockey competition is slated to begin on Feb. 8 with the gold medal game played on Feb. 20.