December 19, 2002

Six Women's Icers To Take Part In United States Women's National Training Camp

Dec. 19, 2002

USA Hockey has announced the roster and schedule for the 2003 Women's National Team Training Camp set for Dec. 26-Jan. 2 at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, NY. Six members of the Brown University women's hockey team were selected to play at the camp. Seniors Courtney Johnson (Falmouth, MA) and Kim Insalaco (Rochester, NY), sophomores Katie Guay (Westfield, MA), Amy McLaughlin (Berlin, MA) and Jessica Link (Clifton Park, NY) and freshman Karen Thatcher (Franklin, MA) were all invited to the camp.

The announcement was made by USA Hockey President Walter L. Bush, Jr. (Edina, Minn.), USA Hockey Executive Director Doug Palazzari (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and U.S. Women's National Team Head Coach Ben Smith (Gloucester, Mass.).

The camp will serve as a major step in the selection process for the 2003 U.S. Women's National Team, which will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship from April 3-9 in Beijing, China.

The 46 participants in the camp will be divided into two teams which will take part in daily practices and compete in games at the Olympic Center.

"This camp will be a great opportunity for 2003 U.S. Women's National Team candidates to come together and make an impression by competing with their peers on the same ice," said Smith. "We look forward to returning to Lake Placid as we take this next important step toward the World Championship."

Games will be played on Dec. 28 at 4:00 p.m., Dec. 29 at 7:00 p.m., Dec. 31 at 3:00 p.m. and Jan. 1 at 3:00 p.m. (all times Eastern). All games will be played at the Olympic Center.

Link currently leads Brown with eight goals and six assists for 14 points. She earned Second Team All-Ivy honors and was named to the ECAC All-Rookie Team last season. Insalaco is second on the team with seven assists and is tied for 14th place on Brown's all-time scoring list with 102 career points. McLaughlin is tied for third on the team with nine points. Johnson is second with five goals while Thatcher leads all Brown rookies with seven points. Guay has three goals this season including the tying goal in the Bears 1-1 tie with top ranked Minnesota-Duluth.