Congratulations to former VJW player Alex Carpenter who was officially named to the 2014 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team roster. The announced was made during the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic held in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Carpenter, who played for the Warriors from mites through bantam years, was one of 21 players named to the team. They will continue training and competing in the Boston area until departing for the Olympics on February 1. The opening ceremonies are slated for February 7, with Team USA's first game taking place on February 8 against Finland.
Click here to view the 2014 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team Roster
The team was selected from the 25 players
who made up the 2013-14 U.S. Women's National Team. In addition to
competing on the Bring on the World Tour, which included the Four
Nations Cup, the group has been practicing at the Edge Sports Center in
Bedford and training at MBSC in Woburn since early September.
"We're excited to officially announce our roster," said Reagan Carey,
general manager for Team USA and also USA Hockey's director of women's
hockey. "We had some very tough decisions, but we're confident that we
have assembled 21 players that will help us achieve our goal of
winning the gold medal. These players have fully dedicated themselves
and have earned this opportunity. We'd also like to acknowledge and
thank those players who did not make the team. They have contributed
greatly to the advancement of the team."
Carpenter, who will be making her first Olympics
appearance, is the second youngest player on the Team USA roster. She is
just 10 days older than Lee Stecklein (Roseville, Minn.). Both players
are 19 years old.
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