Earlier this week, USA Hockey announced an 83-player roster for its Women’s National Festival, taking place Aug. 11-16 at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. Following the annual camp, rosters will be selected for the Under-18 Team and the Under-22 Team. Each will compete in a three-game series vs. their Canadian counterparts, taking place Aug. 19-23, also in Lake Placid.
One interesting note on the USA Hockey release that should not be overlooked: New this year to the IIHF High Performance Camp, an Under-18 select roster made up of players and staff from Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Russia, Slovakia, and Sweden will train with and compete against the U.S. U18s in camp.
- Four-time IIHF World Championships Top Defenseman and 1998 Olympic gold medalist Angela Ruggiero was elected into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday. Ruggiero, who was also selected to the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2015 earlier this year, played 256 international games, more than any other player in U.S. hockey history.
- Brad Elliott Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald reports that UND forward Leah Jensen has decided to give up playing hockey after battling through injury for the past four years.
- Providence assistant coach Meredith Roth has been named the head coach at St. Norbert College (Division III).
- Boston University announced its incoming class last week, and so did Quinnipiac. Defenseman Alexis Crossley, who transferred from New Hampshire, will make her debut for the Terriers in 2015-16 as well.