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Keller, Roque named to Women’s Worlds roster


By @MichaelCaples –

When Team USA begins competition in the 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship on the last day of March, two Michigan natives will be suiting up.

Congrats to:

Megan Keller- Defense – Farmington Hills

Abby Roque – Forward – Sault Ste. Marie

Keller returns for her fifth Women’s Worlds experience, while Roque will make her debut in the tournament.

For a full roster, click here.

This year’s Women’s Worlds takes place in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia. The U.S. has won gold in the last five editions of the top tournament outside of the Olympics, and eight of the last nine times.

Eighteen of the players on the roster were on last year’s championship squad, including

Cayla Barnes (Eastvale, Calif.), Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), Megan Bozek (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Hannah Brandt (Vadnais Heights, Minn.), Dani Cameranesi (Plymouth, Minn.), Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.), Alex Cavallini (Delafield, Wis.), Jesse Compher (Northbrook, Ill.), Kendall Coyne Schofield (Palos Heights, Ill.), Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.) Keller, Amanda Kessel (Madison, Wis.), Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho), Emily Matheson (Buffalo, N.Y.), Kelly Pannek (Plymouth, Minn.), Maddie Rooney (Andover, Minn.), Hayley Scamurra (Williamsville, N.Y.) and Lee Stecklein (Roseville, Minn.).