Hockey Canada and USA Hockey host their U18 and U22 national team camps this month, with Canada concluding over the weekend and USA in full swing this week. More than 60 prominent Selects alumni were invited to their countries’ respective camps, as players vie for roster spots in the upcoming three-game Summer Showcase series in Lake Placid, New York.
20 of the 31 Americans in attendance for U18 camp stem from Selects, including forwards Ellie Bayard, Katie Davis, Lacey Eden, Peyton Hemp, Ella Huber, Katherine Khramtsov, Gabby Krause, Sydney Langseth, Abbey Murphy, Kirsten Simms, Clara Van Wieren, Makenna Webster and Kiara Zanon. While no goalie in attendance comes from a Selects background, seven of the 10 defenders in camp do, including Mia Biotti, Caroline Harvey, Vivian Jungels, Lyndie Lobdell, Maggie Nicholson, Maddy Samoskevich and Haley Winn.
As far as U22 camp attendees, 28 former Selects will look to represent Team USA later this month. Cayla Barnes, Lauren Bernard, Grace Bowlby, Natalie Buchbinder, Jincy Dunne, Maggie Flaherty, Skylar Fontaine, Hadley Hartmetz, Gabbie Hughes, Kat Hughes, Nicole LaMantia, Makayla Langei, Patti Marshall, Maddie Rolfes, Ally Simpson and Olivia Zafuto are among defenders lobbying for roster spots. Up front, Hannah Bilka, Clair DeGeorge, Becca Gilmore, Maddi Mills, Maureen Murphy, Presley Norby, Emily Oden, Melissa Samoskevich, Sophia Shaver and Grace Zumwinkle will compete to be one of the 12 forward spots while Lindsay Reed and Abby Levy are among camp goaltenders.
Eleven former Selects concluded camp over the weekend for Team Canada, with Lindsay Agnew, Jaime Bourbonnais, Emma Buckels, Claire Dalton, Sarah Fillier, Alexie Guay, Maggie MacEachern, Emma Maltais, Kristen O’Neill, Danielle Serdachny and Daryl Watts making their case for the U22 squad.
Canada’s U18 camp concluded with Lindsay Bochna, Brianna Brooks, Makenna Chokelal, Brianna Legros, Ashley Messier, Maddi Wheeler and Tatum White in the mix.
The Women’s National Festival three-game series will begin on August 14th, between Team Canada’s and Team USA’s U18 and U22 squads respectively. Hosted in Lake Placid, New York, the next chapter of the Canada-U.S. rivalry will be written with Selects alumni heavily involved.