Badgers active on international ice

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Even though hockey is far from most fans' minds in late August, several current and former Badgers recently participated in international hockey action.

The 2010 USA Hockey Women's National Festival took place Aug. 13-21 in Lake Placid, N.Y. Members of the 22-player National Festival team roster included UW senior Meghan Duggan and former Badgers Jessie Vetter, Molly Engstrom, Erika Lawler and Jinelle Zaugg-Siergiej. The team, tabbed as Team Red, trained both on and off the ice at the Olympic Center and Olympic Training Center.

The 2010 U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team, including UW juniors Hilary Knight and Brooke Ammerman and sophomore Brianna Decker, and the 2010 U.S. Women's Under-18 Select Team also participated in the Festival.

In addition to participating in the national festival, the U.S. U-22 team squared off with the Canadian National Women's Under-22 Team for a three-game series last week. Canada won all three games, held Aug. 18, 19 and 21 at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto. Badgers Stefanie McKeough and Brittany Haverstock skated for Canada in the event.

The Badgers contributed offense in the series as Knight scored two unassisted goals and Decker added one tally for the U.S. in game two. McKeough picked up two assists for Canada in the third game.

Finally, the Molson Canadian World Hockey Summit runs today through Thursday in Toronto. The event is designed to dissect the current state of hockey and collaboratively identify and address key concerns and issues facing the game today.

U.S. vs. Canada U-22 three-game series coverage

Game 1
U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team falls to Canada, 4-1, at 2010 Women's Under-22 Series (USA Hockey)
Canada kicks off U22 series with win over U.S. (Hockey Canada)

Game 2
U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team falls to Canada, 6-5, in shootout at 2010 Women's Under-22 Series (USA Hockey)
Spooner scores in shootout to give Canada win over U.S. (Hockey Canada) 

Game 3
U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team drops 7-2 decision to Canada in final game of 2010 Women's Under-22 Series (USA Hockey)
Poulin's hat trick leads Canada to U22 sweep of U.S. (Hockey Canada)
 

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