Friday, June 28, 2013

Knight makes U.S. women’s national team

Candidate for 2014 Olympics

Express Staff Writer

    USA Hockey on Monday announced the 25-player roster for the U.S. Women’s National Team that will train together and participate in various competitions in the build-up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Sochi, Russia.
    Among the forwards is Sun Valley’s Hilary Knight, 23, the 5-11, 172-pounder who is the most physically imposing of all the Team USA candidates. She is now a candidate for her second Winter Olympics.
    The announcement was the culmination of a seven-day selection camp that began on June 17 in Lake Placid, N.Y. and included 41 players.
    Of the 25 players, 12 have previously represented the U.S. in the Olympic Winter Games, including three-time Olympian Julie Chu, 31, of Fairfield, Ct.) and Knight, a two-time NCAA Division 1 winner at the University of Wisconsin.
    Katey Stone, head coach of the women’s ice hockey team at Harvard University will be the head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team and will also serve as the head coach of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team.
    Nine players including Knight competed in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) with eight winning the Clarkson Cup with the Boston Blades (22-4-1). Knight, the Blades top scorer, was voted the Most Valuable Player of the sixth-year league.
    The U.S. Women’s National Team will enter a residency program in early September and will primarily train at The Edge Sports Center in Bedford, Mass. They will then undertake the “Bring on the World Tour” featuring games against the Canadian National Team.
    The final 2014 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team, which will include 18 forwards/defensemen and three goaltenders, will be announced in late December by USA Hockey. Olympic competition begins in Feb. 2014 in Russia.
This past winter, Knight led the Boston Blades (22-4-1, 82-44 goals-against) with 17 goals and 15 assists for 32 points during the 24-game season, then added a tournament-best 1 goal and 4 assists for 5 points in the four-team Clarkson Cup tourney.
Not only did record-setting University of Wisconsin goal scorer Knight (143 goals in 161 career Badger games) lead all U.S.-born players in CWHL scoring, she finished second in rookie scoring and third in the individual scoring race for the Angela James Bowl trophy.
In April, Knight was a member of the U.S. team that won the gold medal in the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Women’s world Championship with a come-from-behind 3-2 triumph over Team Canada, before 13,776 spectators at Ottawa, Canada.
    Check today’s Express Web site for a full U.S. roster.

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