Nine Minnesotans make U18 Team USA roster
Nine players from Minnesota, and three others with ties to the state, have made the official U18 Team USA roster for the 2023 Women's World Championship in Ostersund, Sweden.
Nine players from the state of Minnesota have made the official U18 Team USA roster for January's 2023 Women's World Championship in Ostersund, Sweden.
Five of those nine players come from Minnetonka High School, while the other four currently play at Andover, Hill-Murray, Stillwater and Maple Grove.
- Lindzi Avar (Minnetonka HS / Cornell)
- Kendra Distad (Minnetonka HS / Minnesota)
- Ellah Hause (Hill-Murray HS / St. Thomas)
- Layla Hemp (Minnetonka HS / Uncommitted)
- Elly Klepinger (Minnetonka HS / Minnesota)
- Ava Lindsay (Minnetonka HS / Minnesota)
- Cailin Mumm (Andover HS / St. Thomas)
- Josie St. Martin (Stillwater HS / Ohio State)
- Dani Strom (Maple Grove HS / St. Thomas)
Of the 23 players listed to the squad, seven of them are returners from this summer's U18 Women's Worlds team who took home a silver medal. Those returners are St. Martin, Lindsay and Scannell (of the players listed above), alongside Molly Jordan , Finley McCarthy , Cassie Hall and goaltender Annelies Bergman .
The 2023 U18 Women's World Championship will take place Jan. 8-15 in Ostersund, Sweden. Team USA will participate in 'Group A' which includes Canada, Finland, and Sweden. 'Group B' is set to be Czechia, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Japan.
For a full look at the 2023 U18 WWC roster, view the graphic below.