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Game On: USA! USA! USA!

By Jane Norton, 03/28/17, 8:15PM EDT

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National Team players Hilary Knight and Meghan Duggan observe the flag during the National Anthem. PHOTO CRED: Michelle Jay

WITH ISSUES RESOLVED, TWELVE NWHL-ERS REPRESENTING TEAM USA AT THE 2017 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

USA Hockey and the U.S. Women’s National Team have reached an agreement, so it’s time for the 2017 World Championship in Plymouth, MI, starting Friday.

The hockey world can now rejoice. The best are representing the USA.

National Women’s Hockey League players comprise twelve of the 23 members of Team USA. For making the team and standing up for what they believe in for this generation and others to come, we say bravo to…

Congratulations go out to…

Defenders: Kacey Bellamy, Boston; Megan Bozek, Buffalo; Emily Pfalzer, Buffalo

Forwards: Alex Carpenter, Boston; Brianna Decker, Boston; Meghan Duggan, Boston; Amanda Kessel, New York; Hilary Knight, Boston; Gigi Marvin, Boston; Amanda Pelkey, Boston; Haley Skarupa, Connecticut; Kelli Stack, Connecticut.

“We’re incredibly proud of the 12 NWHL players that made the team,” said NWHL Commissioner Dani Rylan. “They have been an absolute pleasure to work with. As a fan of women's hockey, I can't wait to watch this entire team compete at the Worlds. Go Team USA!" 

Big respect also goes out to the other outstanding players and role models on Team USA: goaltenders Nicole Hensley, Alex Rigsby and Maddie Rooney; defenders Kali Flanagan, Megan Keller, Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Lee Stecklein; and forwards Hannah Brandt, Kendall Coyne, Jocelyn Lamoureux-Davidson and Kelly Pannek.

The World Championship begins Friday and continues through April. Tickets for this prestigious tournament are available now at 2017womensworlds.com/tix.

NWHL.zone will provide articles and updates.

Team USA will face rival Canada in their first game on March 31st. The rest of the tournament schedule can be found below.


Date Time (ET) Home Team Visiting Team Group Rink
Fri., March 31 12:00 p.m. Czech Republic Switzerland B Main
3:30 p.m. Sweden Germany B Main
4:00 p.m. Finland Russia A Secondary
7:30 p.m. United States Canada A Main
Sat., April 1 12:00 p.m. Czech Republic Germany B Main
3:30 p.m. Russia United States A Main
6:00 p.m. Switzerland Sweden B Secondary
7:30 p.m. Canada Finland A Main
Mon., April 3 12:00 p.m. Germany Switzerland B Main
3:30 p.m. Canada Russia A Main
6:00 p.m. Sweden Czech Republic B Secondary
7:30 p.m. United States Finland A Main
Tues., April 4 12:00 p.m. Switzerland Czech Republic Relegation Round Main
3:30 p.m. Finland Sweden Quarterfinal Main
7:30 p.m. Russia Germany Quarterfinal Main
Thurs., April 6 12:00 p.m. Czech Republic Switzerland Relegation Round Main
3:30 p.m. Canada Finland Semifinal Main
7:30 p.m. United States Germany Semifinal Main
5:00 p.m. Sweden Russia Placement Game Secondary
Fri., April 7 12:00 p.m. Switzerland Czech Republic Relegation Round Main
3:30 p.m. L17 L18 Bronze Medal Game Main
7:30 p.m. W17 W18 Gold Medal Game Main