By @MichaelCaples –
USA Hockey has announced its roster for the upcoming IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championship, and it’s filled with Michigan natives.
Congrats to the five players selected to the 2020 U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team, who will compete for Team USA at the prestigious tournament in Bratislava, Slovakia from Dec. 26 through Jan. 2.
- Emma Gentry – Forward – Alpena – HoneyBaked
- Callie Shanahan – Goaltender – Commerce – HoneyBaked
- Kirsten Simms – Forward – Plymouth – Selects Academy
- Amanda Thiele – Goaltender – Milford – Belle Tire
- Clara Van Wieren – Forward – Okemos – Shattuck St. Mary’s
“We are looking forward to this year’s World Championships in Slovakia,” said Maura Crowell (Mansfield, Mass.), head coach of the 2019-20 U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team as well as the head women’s ice hockey coach at the University of Minnesota Duluth. “After a thorough evaluation process over the last several months, we have assembled a deep and experienced group of players from across the country. We feel confident in this group as we strive to bring gold back to the United States.”