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Women’s International Results

From U.S. Camp to U.S. Team in One Month

Princeton sophomore Liz Keady was named to her first U.S. national team on Thursday – a feat all the more remarkable given that she was not even on the U.S. Under-22 roster six weeks ago. But Keady broke through with an outstanding effort at August’s U.S. National Festival in Lake Placid, and when UMD’s Larissa Luther was unable to compete due to her pregnancy, Keady became a late addition to the Under-22 series. There she shined in a first line role with Minnesota stars Natalie Darwitz and Kelly Stephens, and now all three are among the first 15 players named for the U.S. senior national team for the Four Nations Cup. The roster includes eight current college players, and one first-timer other than Keady – Dartmouth junior Tiffany Hagge. U.S. college players also made up 13 of the 40 players named to the Canadian Thanksgiving Festival, which will serve as the selection camp for the next Canadian national team. Keep checking USCHO.com for more on this story.

Four Nations Cup

  • Nov. 10 – Nov. 13: Preliminary Rounds at Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • Nov. 11: Preliminary Round, U.S. vs. Canada, at Burlington, Vt.
  • Nov. 14: Medal Round at Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • U.S. collegians on national team rosters

U.S. vs. Canada Under-22 Series

Poll Position

Providence has won Hockey East’s first two postseason crowns, but defending regular season champ New Hampshire was picked by Hockey East’s coaches to win the league this season. Boston College, the last place team each of the past two seasons, was a surprising third-place pick. Two-time defending CHA champion Mercyhurst has fallen short of NCAA bids each of the past two years, but this could be their year now that the tourney has expanded from four to eight teams. The Lakers were the CHA coaches’ pick to win the league, and they also placed four on the CHA Preseason All-League team. The ECAC became the first women’s league to release its preseason poll on Sept. 21st, and for the second straight year, Dartmouth was picked as the favorite, and placed two players on the ECAC Preseason All-League team. The WCHA will be the last conference to release its preseason picks.

Preseason Coaches’ Polls


(all times EST)

Sunday, November 7   St. Lawrence at Providence   2:00PM
Friday, November 12   Brown at Princeton       7:00PM
Saturday, November 13  Harvard at Princeton      4:00PM
Wednesday, November 24	Yale at Princeton	    7:00PM
Friday, November 26	Wisconsin at Harvard	    4:00PM
Saturday, November 27	Minnesota at Harvard	    4:00PM
Sunday, November 28	MSU-Mankato vs. Dartmouth	1:00PM
Sunday, November 28	Mercyhurst at New Hampshire	4:00PM
Saturday, December 4	Minnesota at Wisconsin     3:00PM
Saturday, December 11	Minnesota at Dartmouth     2:00PM
Sunday, December 12	Minnesota at Dartmouth	    11:00AM

Saturday, January 8	Minnesota-Duluth at Ohio State	7:00PM
Saturday, January 15	Minnesota-Duluth at Wisconsin	3:00PM
Saturday, January 22	Minnesota at Ohio State	    7:00PM
Saturday, January 29	New Hampshire at Providence	2:00PM
Saturday, February 5	St. Lawrence at Princeton	4:00PM
Saturday, February 12	Connecticut at Providence	4:00PM
Saturday, February 19	Harvard at St. Lawrence	    4:00PM
Friday, February 25	Dartmouth at Harvard	    7:00PM
Saturday, February 26	Maine at Boston College 	4:00PM
Sunday, February 27	New Hampshire at Providence	2:00PM

*Schedule subject to change


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