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U.S. Women’s National Team Roster Set for 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Ottawa, Ont. from April 2-9

03/30/2013, 3:00pm MDT
By USAHockey.com

There are a total of 10 Olympians on the squad, including three-time Olympian Julie Chu (Fairfield, Conn.).

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today the 23-player roster for the U.S. Women’s National Team that will represent the country in the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship in Ottawa, Ont., from April 2-9.

The U.S. roster is made up of three goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards. There are a total of 10 Olympians on the squad, including three-time Olympian Julie Chu (Fairfield, Conn.).

“With the depth of the talent pool in our country, it’s always a challenge to settle on a final roster and this year was no different,” said Reagan Carey, director of women's hockey for USA Hockey and also the general manager of the 2013 U.S. Women’s National Team. “We’re excited about the group of players we’ve selected and are confident that Coach Stone has the team focused and prepared to compete for the gold medal in Ottawa.”

The U.S. squad was chosen following a selection camp that began March 25 in Lake Placid, N.Y., and included 28 players. The U.S. Women's National Team will train at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid until departing tomorrow (March 31) for Ottawa.

Thirteen members of Team USA played NCAA Division I women's ice hockey during the 2012-13 season, with nine participating in the 2013 NCAA tournament. Five of those nine players advanced to the Women's Frozen Four and four captured the national title as part of the University of Minnesota. Eight players competed in the Canadian Women's Hockey League with seven winning the Clarkson Cup with the Boston Blades.

Fans have multiple ways to follow the U.S. Women's National Team at the 2013 IIHF Women's World Championship. FASTHockey has live streaming coverage of all Team USA games. Also, all can join in the conversation on Twitter by going to @USAHockey and using the hashtag #2013WWC.

NOTES: Members of the U.S. Women's National Team range in age from 18-31. Lee Stecklein is the youngest player, while Julie Chu is the oldest ... Team USA has won four gold medals and 10 silvers in the 14 previous IIHF Women's World Championships. The U.S. has won four of the last six world championships (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011) ... As previously announced, Katey Stone, head coach of the women's ice hockey team at Harvard University will serve as the head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team ... Joining Stone as assistant coaches are Hilary Witt and Bobby Jay ... Robb Stauber is serving as the goaltending coach and scout, while Bret Hedican is the video coach.

Roster Highlights

  • 10 Olympians
  • 20 World Champions
  • 12 World U18 Champions
  • 18 players from the 2012 Four Nations Cup (first place)
  • 8 Canadian Women's Hockey League players
  • 13 NCAA Division I players
Date Opponent Result
April 2 Canada SOL, 3-2
April 3 Finland W, 4-2
April 5 Switzerland W, 5-0
April 8 Finland (Semifinals) W, 3-0
April 9 Canada (Gold Medal Game) W, 3-2

GOALTENDERS

No. Name Height Weight Birthdate S/C Hometown Most Recent Team
29 Brianne McLaughlin 5-8 130 6/20/87 L Sheffield Village, Ohio
33 Alex Rigsby 5-7 160 1/3/92 L Delafield, Wis. University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
31 Jessie Vetter 5-8 169 12/19/85 L Cottage Grove, Wis. Oregon Outlaws

DEFENSEMEN

Number Name Height Weight Birthdate S/C Hometown Most Recent Team
22 Kacey Bellamy 5-8 143 4/22/87 L Westfield, Mass. Boston Blades (CWHL)
9 Megan Bozek 5-9 170 3/27/91 R Buffalo Grove, Ill. University of Minnesota (WCHA)
11 Lisa Chesson 5-6 152 8/18/86 L Plainfield, Ill.
19 Gigi Marvin 5-8 166 3/7/87 R Warroad, Minn. Boston Blades (CWHL)
23 Michelle Picard 5-6 150 5/27/93 L Taunton, Mass. Harvard University (ECAC)
15 Anne Schleper 5-10 170 1/30/90 L St. Cloud, Minn. Boston Blades (CWHL)
2 Lee Stecklein 5-11 155 4/24/94 L Roseville, Minn. University of Minnesota (WCHA)

FORWARDS

Number Name Height Weight Birthdate S/C Hometown Most Recent Team
36 Alex Carpenter 5-6 155 4/13/94 L North Reading, Mass. Boston College (HEA)
13 Julie Chu 5-8 147 3/13/82 R Fairfield, Conn. Montreal Stars (CWHL)
26 Kendall Coyne 5-2 130 5/25/92 L Palos Heights, Ill. Northeastern University (HEA)
14 Brianna Decker 5-4 150 5/13/91 R Dousman, Wis. University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
10 Meghan Duggan 5-9 164 9/3/87 R Danvers, Mass. Boston Blades (CWHL)
25 Sarah Erickson 5-6 150 3/28/90 R Roseau, Minn.
18 Lyndsey Fry 5-7 165 10/30/92 R Chandler, Ariz. Harvard University (ECAC)
28 Amanda Kessel 5-6 130 8/28/91 R Madison, Wis. University of Minnesota (WCHA)
21 Hilary Knight 5-10 172 7/12/89 R Sun Valley, Idaho Boston Blades
17 Jocelyne Lamoureux 5-6 155 7/3/89 R Grand Forks, N.D. University of North Dakota (WCHA)
7 Monique Lamoureux 5-6 155 7/3/89 R Grand Forks, N.D. University of North Dakota (WCHA)
20 Jen Schoullis 5-9 170 3/7/89 L Erie, Pa. Boston Blades (CWHL)
27 Kelley Steadman 5-11 160 7/17/90 R Plattsburgh, N.Y. Boston Blades (CWHL)

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