A trio of Bulldogs and one member of the Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey staff will take part in the U.S. Women’s National Team Evaluation Camp on Oct. 25-31 at the National Sports Complex in Blaine.
Junior forward Gabbie Hughes is the lone current Bulldog that was among the 53 players who were invited. A member of the gold-medal winning U.S. squad at the 2017 Under-18 Women’s World Championship, she is attempting to make her first senior women’s national team.
Former captain Sydney Brodt and goaltender Maddie Rooney are among the former Bulldogs who will be in attendance. Rooney is among the 14 members of the 2018 Olympic team that won gold, as well as the 17 — including Brodt — who were on the gold-medal winning team from the 2019 World Championship.
Bulldogs’ director of women’s hockey operations Nick Bryant will also be on the USA Hockey staff at the camp.
This month’s camp is part of the evaluation process for selecting the team that will take part in the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship that is scheduled for April 7-17 in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the camp is being closed to the public, including fans, scouts and media.