Aug. 2, 2012
USA Hockey Release | Over-18 Roster
MADISON, Wis. - Eight women's hockey players with ties to the University of Wisconsin have been invited to participate in the 2012 USA Hockey Women's National Festival, taking place in Blaine, Minn., Aug. 5-13, USA Hockey announced on Tuesday.
The eight UW players consists of current Badgers, Alex Rigsby (Delafield, Wis.), Courtney Burke (Albany, N.Y.), Alev Kelter (Eagle River, Alaska) and Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.), and former Badgers Jessie Vetter (Cottage Grove, Wis.), Molly Engstrom (Siren, Wis.), Brooke Ammerman (River Vale, N.J.) and Erika Lawler (Fitchburg, Mass.).
The festival is held at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minn., and will feature players at both the under-18 and over-18 level. At the end of the festival, teams will be selected to represent the U.S. in both the U-18 series against Canada in Blaine, Minn., and the U-23 series against Canada in Calgary, Alberta.
During the festival participants will be divided in to teams for daily practices and games.