By Mick Hatten
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Hockey has invited 107 players to the Women’s USA Hockey National Festival that will be held Aug. 5-13 at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y.
There are 42 Minnesotans and three North Dakotans who have been invited to the festival. This is a training camp for the top-level players on the senior team, but USA Hockey will also choose its Under-18 and Under-22 Select teams that will compete in the annual U18 and U22 series against Canada.
Those series will be best-of-three series that will take place on Aug. 14-17 in Lake Placid.
There are 31 U18 players who will be at the camp, including 13 from Minnesota. The 13 Minnesotans:
Danielle Burgen, Forward, Chisago Lakes High School
Brenna Fuhrman, D, Farmington High School
Rachel Golnitz, D, Forest Lake High School
Rory Guilday, D, Minnetonka High School
Peyton Hemp, F, Andover High School
Vivian Jungels, D, Edina High School
Gabby Krause, F, Andover High School
Sydney Langseth, F, Eden Prairie High School
Sadie Lindsay, F, Breck School
Jamie Nelson, F, Andover High School
Maggie Nicholson, D, Minnetonka High School
Skylar Vetter, G, Lakeville North High School
Audrey Wethington, F, The Blake School
The three North Dakotans who will be taking part in the festival are Britta Curl (Bismarck), Jocelyn Lamoureux-Davidson (Grand Forks) and Monique Lamoureux-Morando (Grand Forks).
Curl is a 19-year-old forward who will be a sophomore for the University of Wisconsin in the fall.
Lamoureux-Davidson is listed as a forward. Lamoureux-Morando is listed a defenseman. The 30-year-old twins have played on three Olympic teams and played in college for the University of Minnesota and the University of North Dakota.
There are 24 other collegians who will be taking part in the festival who are from Minnesota. They are listed here by their college teams last season with their hometowns in parenthesis:
Bemidji State — Makayla Langei (D, East Grand Forks).
Connecticut — Natalie Snodgrass (F, Eagan).
Minnesota — Emily Brown (D, Blaine), Taylor Heise (F, Lake City), Patti Marshall (D, Buffalo), Emily Oden (F, Edina), Gracie Ostertag (D, Shakopee), Kelly Pannek (F, Plymouth), Nicole Schammel (F, Red Wing), Taylor Wente (F, Plymouth), Madeline Wethington (D, Edina), Grace Zumwinkle (F, Excelsior).
Minnesota-Duluth — Sydney Brodt (F, North Oaks), Maggie Flaherty (D, Lakeville), Gabrielle Hughes (F, Lino Lakes), Anneke Linser (F, Lino Lakes), Lizi Norton (D, Orono), Maddie Rooney (G, Andover).
Penn State — Natalie Heising (F, Maple Grove).
Princeton — Carly Bullock (F, Eden Prairie).
St. Cloud State — Emma Polusny (G, Mound).
Wisconsin — Grace Bowlby (D, Edina), Presley Norby (F, Minnetonka), Sophia Shaver (F, Wayzata).
Five other Minnesota players who played pro hockey last season have also been invited to the camp.
The pro players are Hannah Brandt (F, Vadnais Heights), Dani Cameranesi (F, Plymouth), Gigi Marvin (F, Warroad), Sidney Morin (D, Minnetonka) and Lee Stecklein (D, Roseville).
Brandt, 25, played last season for the Minnesota Whitecaps in the National Women’s Hockey League and is a former Gopher.
Cameranesi, 24, played last season for the Buffalo Beauts in the NWHL and is a former Gopher.
Marvin, 32, played last season for the Boston Pride in the NWHL and is a former Gopher.
Morin, 24, played last season for Linkoping HC in Sweden and is a former Bulldog.
Stecklein, 25, played last season for the Minnesota Whitecaps and is a former Gopher.