Gophers to Participate in U.S. Women's National Team Winter Camp

Go Gophers! Gigi Marvin is the lone Gopher Olympian attending the Winter Camp.
Go Gophers!
Gigi Marvin is the lone Gopher Olympian attending the Winter Camp.
Go Gophers!

Dec. 22, 2012

Team Blue l Team White

USA Hockey released today that five current and three former University of Minnesota women’s hockey players have been selected to participate in the 2012 U.S. Women’s National Team Winter Camp, which will be held in Blaine, Minn. from Dec. 26-31.

Senior Megan Bozek, freshman Hannah Brandt, sophomore Amanda Kessel, freshman Milica McMillen and freshman Lee Stecklein will represent the current Gopher squad, while Sarah Erickson, Gigi Marvin and Anne Schleper are Minnesota alums.

A total of 36 players have been selected to attend the camp and divided into two teams of 18 – Team Blue and Team White – for a series of intrasquad scrimmages. Bozek, McMillen, Stecklein and Schleper have all been assigned to Team Blue and will make up two-thirds of the defenseman slots. Brandt, Erickson, Kessel and Marvin will suit up for Team White.

“This camp is a critical step in our player evaluation process as we look ahead to the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship,” said Reagan Carey, USA Hockey’s director of women’s hockey. “It’s an extremely competitive camp that allows our top 36 players to compete at the highest level.”

The six-day camp will include two days of physical fitness testing, three days of practice, and three games. All games will be open to the public.

Bozek, Erickson, Kessel, McMillen and Schleper all won gold with the USWNT at the 2012 Four Nations Cup held this past November. Marvin, who is the lone Gopher Olympian attending the camp, was listed on the roster but sat out, due to an injury.

Date Game Time
Dec. 28     Team Blue vs. Team White     6:30 p.m.
Dec. 29 Team Blue vs. Team White 6 p.m.
Dec. 31 Team Blue vs. Team White 8:45 a.m.