United States women's national ice hockey team

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United States
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Team USA
AssociationUSA Hockey
General ManagerTBD
Head coachBob Corkum
AssistantsJoel Johnson
Brian Pothier
CaptainKendall Coyne Schofield
Most gamesAngela Ruggiero (257)
Top scorerNatalie Darwitz (114)
Most pointsNatalie Darwitz (237)
Team colors              
IIHF codeUSA
United States national ice hockey team jerseys 2018 (WOG).png
Ranking
Current IIHF1 Steady
Highest IIHF1 (first in 2009)
Lowest IIHF3 (2007)
First international
 Canada 2–1 United States 
(North York or Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; April 21, 1987)
Biggest win
 United States 20–0 Netherlands 
(North York or Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; April 23, 1987)
Biggest defeat
 Canada 8–0 United States 
(Tampere, Finland; April 26, 1992)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances18 (first in 1990)
Best resultGold medal world centered-2.svg Gold: (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Olympics
Appearances6 (first in 1998)
MedalsGold medal.svg Gold: (1998, 2018)
Silver medal.svg Silver: (2002, 2010, 2014)
Bronze medal.svg Bronze: (2006)
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1998 Nagano Team
Gold medal – first place 2018 Pyeongchang Team
Silver medal – second place 2002 Salt Lake City Team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Vancouver Team
Silver medal – second place 2014 Sochi Team
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Turin Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 2005 Sweden
Gold medal – first place 2008 China
Gold medal – first place 2009 Finland
Gold medal – first place 2011 Switzerland
Gold medal – first place 2013 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2015 Sweden
Gold medal – first place 2016 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2017 United States
Silver medal – second place 1990 Canada
Silver medal – second place 1992 Finland
Silver medal – second place 1994 United States
Silver medal – second place 1997 Canada
Silver medal – second place 1999 Finland
Silver medal – second place 2000 Canada
Silver medal – second place 2001 United States
Silver medal – second place 2004 Canada
Silver medal – second place 2007 Canada
Silver medal – second place 2012 United States

The United States women's national ice hockey team is controlled by USA Hockey. The U.S. has been one of the most successful women's ice hockey teams in international play, having won gold or silver in every major tournament with the exception of the 2006 Winter Olympics, where they captured bronze. As of 2018, the U.S. has 75,832 female players.[1]

In 1998, the women's Olympic hockey team was named the USOC Team of the Year. In April 2015, the women's national ice hockey team was named the USOC Team of the Month.[2]

Tournament record[3][edit]

Olympic Games[4][edit]

Games GP W L T GF GA Coach Captain Round Position
1998 Nagano 6 6 0 0 36 8 Ben Smith Cammi Granato Gold medal game  Gold
2002 Salt Lake City 5 4 1 0 33 4 Ben Smith Cammi Granato Gold medal game  Silver
2006 Turin 5 4 1 0 24 6 Ben Smith Krissy Wendell-Pohl Bronze medal game  Bronze
2010 Vancouver 5 4 1 40 4 Mark Johnson Natalie Darwitz Gold medal game  Silver
2014 Sochi 5 3 2 22 8 Katey Stone Meghan Duggan Gold medal game  Silver
2018 Pyeongchang 5 4 1 17 5 Robb Stauber Meghan Duggan Gold medal game  Gold

World Championship[5][edit]

4 Nations Cup[6][edit]

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2019 IIHF Women's World Championship.[7]

Head Coach: Bob Corkum

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
2 D Lee Stecklein 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1994-04-23) April 23, 1994 (age 24) United States Minnesota Whitecaps
3 D Cayla Barnes 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in) 63 kg (139 lb) (1999-01-07) January 7, 1999 (age 20) United States Boston Coll.
5 D Megan Keller 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1996-05-01) May 1, 1996 (age 22) United States Boston Coll.
8 D Emily Pfalzer 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in) 57 kg (126 lb) (1993-06-14) June 14, 1993 (age 25) United States Buffalo Beauts
9 D Megan Bozek 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1991-03-27) March 27, 1991 (age 27) Canada Markham Thunder
12 F Kelly Pannek 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1995-12-29) December 29, 1995 (age 23) United States Univ. of Minnesota
14 F Brianna Decker 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 67 kg (148 lb) (1991-05-13) May 13, 1991 (age 27) Canada Calgary Inferno
15 F Sydney Brodt 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 64 kg (141 lb) (1998-05-03) May 3, 1998 (age 20) United States Univ. of Minnesota Duluth
16 F Hayley Scamurra 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (1994-12-14) December 14, 1994 (age 24) United States Buffalo Beauts
18 F Jesse Compher 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 68 kg (150 lb) (1999-07-01) July 1, 1999 (age 19) United States Boston Univ.
20 F Hannah Brandt 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 68 kg (150 lb) (1993-11-27) November 27, 1993 (age 25) United States Minnesota Whitecaps
21 F Hilary Knight 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1989-07-12) July 12, 1989 (age 29) Canada Les Canadiennes
22 D Kacey Bellamy 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in) 66 kg (146 lb) (1987-04-22) April 22, 1987 (age 31) Canada Calgary Inferno
24 F Dani Cameranesi 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1995-06-30) June 30, 1995 (age 23) United States Buffalo Beauts
25 F Alex Carpenter 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1994-04-13) April 13, 1994 (age 24) China Shenzhen KRS Vanke Rays
26 F Kendall Coyne Schofield 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in) 57 kg (126 lb) (1992-05-25) May 25, 1992 (age 26) United States Minnesota Whitecaps
27 F Annie Pankowski 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1994-11-04) November 4, 1994 (age 24) United States Univ. of Wisconsin
28 F Amanda Kessel 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 59 kg (130 lb) (1991-08-28) August 28, 1991 (age 27) United States Metropolitan Riveters
31 G Emma Polusny 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 74 kg (163 lb) (1999-03-16) March 16, 1999 (age 20) United States St. Cloud State Univ.
32 D Shelly Picard 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 68 kg (150 lb) (1993-05-27) May 27, 1993 (age 25) United States Metropolitan Riveters
33 G Alex Rigsby 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1992-01-03) January 3, 1992 (age 27) Canada Calgary Inferno
35 G Maddie Rooney 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 66 kg (146 lb) (1997-07-07) July 7, 1997 (age 21) United States Univ. of Minnesota Duluth
39 F Melissa Samoskevich 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (1997-03-31) March 31, 1997 (age 21) United States Quinnipiac Univ.

Under-22 team roster[edit]

Roster for the 2018 U22 Series.[8]

Head coach: Joel Johnson

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
3 D Cayla BarnesC 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in) 63 kg (139 lb) (1999-01-07) January 7, 1999 (age 20) United States Boston Coll.
6 D Mikaela Gardner 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (1997-02-10) February 10, 1997 (age 22) United States Univ. of Wisconsin
7 D Natalie Buchbinder 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 68 kg (150 lb) (1999-01-22) January 22, 1999 (age 20) United States Univ. of Wisconsin
8 D Lauren Boyle 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1997-03-06) March 6, 1997 (age 22) United States Ohio State Univ.
9 F Britta Curl 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (2000-03-20) March 20, 2000 (age 18) United States Univ. of Wisconsin
11 F Caitrin Lonergan 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in) 72 kg (159 lb) (1997-09-10) September 10, 1997 (age 21) United States Boston Coll.
13 F Jesse Compher 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 68 kg (150 lb) (1999-07-01) July 1, 1999 (age 19) United States Boston Univ.
15 F Sydney Brodt 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 64 kg (141 lb) (1998-05-03) May 3, 1998 (age 20) United States Univ. of Minnesota Duluth
16 F Sophia Shaver 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 68 kg (150 lb) (1997-04-03) April 3, 1997 (age 21) United States Univ. of Wisconsin
18 F Abby Roque 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1997-09-25) September 25, 1997 (age 21) United States Univ. of Wisconsin
19 D Patti Marshall 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (1998-05-11) May 11, 1998 (age 20) United States Univ. of Minnesota
20 F Natalie Snodgrass 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1998-12-17) December 17, 1998 (age 20) United States Univ. of Connecticut
23 D Jincy Dunne 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1997-05-15) May 15, 1997 (age 21) United States Ohio State Univ.
24 F Rebecca Gilmore 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1998-02-15) February 15, 1998 (age 21) United States Harvard Univ.
25 F Taylor Heise 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (2000-03-17) March 17, 2000 (age 19) United States Univ. of Minnesota
27 F Maureen Murphy 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 64 kg (141 lb) (1999-12-15) December 15, 1999 (age 19) United States Providence Coll.
28 F Clair DeGeorge 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1999-06-07) June 7, 1999 (age 19) United States Bemidji State Univ.
32 F Grace Zumwinkle 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1999-04-23) April 23, 1999 (age 19) United States Univ. of Minnesota
33 G Kaitlin Burt 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 79 kg (174 lb) (1997-01-26) January 26, 1997 (age 22) United States Boston Coll.
35 G Maddie Rooney 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 66 kg (146 lb) (1997-07-07) July 7, 1997 (age 21) United States Univ. of Minnesota Duluth
39 F Melissa Samoskevich 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (1997-03-31) March 31, 1997 (age 21) United States Quinnipiac Univ.
40 D Madeline Wethington 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (2000-07-14) July 14, 2000 (age 18) United States Blake School

Facilities[edit]

For the 2010 Olympics, the team's training and development program was located in Blaine, Minnesota, at the Schwan Super Rink, the largest ice facility in the world. For the 2014 Olympics, the team's training was located in the Greater Boston region at the Edge Sports Center in Bedford, Massachusetts, while off-ice fitness facility was located at the Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning Center in Woburn, Massachusetts.[9]

Threatened 2017 World Championship boycott[edit]

On 15 March 2017, players for the U.S. women's ice hockey team announced that they would boycott the 2017 World Championship over inequitable support and conditions for women's ice hockey unless concessions were made by USA Hockey.[10] Members of the team including captain Meghan Duggan made public statements regarding poor pay and conditions for female hockey players. The players were publicly supported by the players' associations for the NBA, WNBA, MLB and the NHLPA. On 28 March 2017, the players agreed to play in the World Championship after an agreement was struck with USA Hockey to increase player pay and support for women's development.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States". iihf.com. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "U.S. Olympic Committee Announces Best Of April Honors For Team USA Awards, Presented By Dow". teamusa.org. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  3. ^ https://teamusa.usahockey.com/women
  4. ^ https://teamusa.usahockey.com/page/show/2389107-women-s-olympic-teams
  5. ^ https://teamusa.usahockey.com/page/show/2429450-women-s-world-championship
  6. ^ https://teamusa.usahockey.com/page/show/2370742-four-nations-cup
  7. ^ https://teamusa.usahockey.com/2019wwcroster
  8. ^ https://teamusa.usahockey.com/page/show/4379878-2018-u-s-under-22-women-s-select-team-roster
  9. ^ "US women's hockey team's training emphasized lower body strength". Boston Globe. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  10. ^ Associated Press (March 29, 2017). "US women's hockey team strike 'historic' pay deal and agree to end boycott". The Guardian. Retrieved April 15, 2017.
  11. ^ Guardian Sport (March 26, 2017). "USA Hockey rebuffed as replacements stand in support of women's boycott". The Guardian. Retrieved April 15, 2017.

Further reading[edit]

  • Theberge, Nancy (2000). Higher goals: women's ice hockey and the politics of gender. Albany: State University of New York Press. ISBN 0791446417. OCLC 42771390.
  • Ruggiero, Angela (2006). Breaking the ice : my journey to Olympic hockey, the Ivy League, and beyond (1st ed.). East Bridgewater, MA: Drummond Publishing Company. ISBN 1597630098. OCLC 62261070.
  • Scott, Richard (2017). Who's Who in Women's Hockey Guide 2018. Blurb, Incorporated. ISBN 1364113309. OCLC 990850828.
  • Smith, Lissa (1998). Nike is a goddess : the history of women in sports. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press. ISBN 0871137267. OCLC 39313490.
  • Milner, Adrienne N; Braddock, Jomills H (2017). Women in Sports : Breaking Barriers, Facing Obstacles. Santa Barbara, CA. ISBN 9781440851254. OCLC 968151835.

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