February 5, 2004

2004 U.S. National Women's Team Roster Announced; Four Brown Alumni Chosen To Play.

Feb. 5, 2004

USA Hockey named 20 p layers to the roster for the 2004 United States National Women's Team, which will compete at the 2004 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship from March 30-April 6. The nine-nations tournament features the world's top female ice hockey players.

Sharing the U.S. goaltending duties will be Four Nations Cup gold-medalist and Brown Alumni, Pam Dreyer '03. Dreyer appeared in net for both games against Canada at the 2003 four Nations Cup, where she posted a 2-0-0 record, one shutout, a .986 save percentage, and a 0.48 goals-against average. Dreyer made 71 saves in the two games, in addition to stopping all 11 shots in a sudden-death shootout against Canada in the gold-medal game.

2003 National Select Team Member and Brown alumni, Kim Insalaco '03, will be one of the defensemen for the U.S. Insalaco is playing in the NWHL for Oakville, Ice, and has recorded 15 points in 19 games. Typically a forward, she makes the switch to defense for the Women's World Championship.

Forwards will include Brown alumni, Kathleen Kauth '01 and Katie King '97. King has played in the four World Championships and earned a gold and silver medal at the 1998 and 2002 Olympic Winter Games, respectively. Kauth was a member of the Women's Select Team that won the gold medal at the 2003 Four Nations Cup. Kauth stated with Team USA in the 2001-02 Visa Skate to Salt Lake Tour, where she recorded five points in nine games. The Four Nations Cup was Kauth's first appearance for the U.S. since the Pre-Olympic Tour. King made her first appearance as a member of a U.S. National or Select Team in November.