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.

Layla Hemp
Layla Hemp of Minnetonka, Minn., participates in a scrimmage at the USA Select-18's camp at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in July of 2022.
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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.

Gabby Kim , Maggie Scannell , and Alexandra Lalonde , who play for Shattuck-St. Mary's in Faribault, Minnesota, also made the roster.

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.

St. Cloud State is officially ranked in the national polls this week, the first time since 2009. Minnesota State still lurks outside of the top-15 and receives votes.

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Sydney Wolf is a reporter for The Rink Live, primarily covering youth hockey. She joined the team in November of 2021 and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a B.S. in Mass Communications and a minor in Writing and Rhetoric Studies and was a part of the University Honors Program.
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