COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today the roster for the U.S. Women's National Team that will compete in the 2020 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship, March 31-April 10 in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia.
The roster features 18 members of the U.S. Women's National Team that helped the U.S. capture its fifth-straight gold medal at the 2019 IIHF Women's World Championship, 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.) Megan Keller (Farmington Hills, Mich.), 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.).
The roster also includes forwards Britta Curl (Bismarck, N.D.), Abby Roque (Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.) and Grace Zumwinkle (Excelsior, Minn.); defender Savannah Harmon (Downers Grove, Ill.), and goaltender Aerin Frankel (New York, N.Y.).
The players represent nine states. Minnesota leads the way with six athletes, while Illinois has four. New York and Wisconsin each have three representatives. Massachusetts (2), Michigan (2), California (1), Idaho (1), and North Dakota (1) are also represented.
A complete roster and staff list can found here.
NOTES: Curl, Frankel and Roque all made their senior women's national team debut during the recently completed 2019-20 Rivalry Series … Bob Corkum (Salisbury, Mass.) is serving as head coach of the 2019-20 U.S. Women's National Team, alongside assistant coaches Joel Johnson (White Bear Lake, Minn.) and Brian Pothier (New Bedford, Mass.), and goaltending coach Bri McLaughlin-Bittle (Sheffield Village, Ohio) ... The U.S. schedule for the 2020 IIHF Women's World Championship is available here. All games will be broadcast live in the U.S. on NHL Network ... The U.S. will conduct a training camp at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine, from March 24-27 in preparation for the 2020 IIHF Women's World Championship. Media accreditation application information will be available the first week of March ... Media accreditation application information for the 2020 IIHF Women's World Championship can be found here … The U.S. has won the last five IIHF Women's World Championships and captured the top prize a total of nine times (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019), including eight of the last nine tournaments... Team USA is 77-5-6-8-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) in 97 career games and has outscored opponents 634-139.