Harvard Foursome to Represent United States at IIHF Women’s World Championship

Team USA is looking for its fourth-straight Worlds title (Photo Courtesy: USA Hockey).

Three current and one former member of the Harvard women’s hockey team will represent the United States at the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Women’s World Championship, USA Hockey announced Sunday. Current players Jillian Dempsey, Michelle Picard and Josephine Pucci and former standout Julie Chu ’06-07 will skate for Team USA at the competition in Burlington, Vt.

While all four skaters have played for Team USA before, Dempsey and Picard will be playing their first IIHF tournament in 2012. Pucci and Chu helped Team USA to its third-straight tournament title in 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland, topping rival Canada, 3-2 in overtime, in the Championship game. Harvard and Team USA head coach Katey Stone will look to keep her stellar tournament record intact as she has led the U.S. squad to victories at the 2011 IIHF Women’s World Championship, 2011 Twelve Nations Cup and 2011 Four Nations Cup.

Tournament play in Burlington begins April 7 and continues through the 14th. The United States opens the Championship against Canada April 7 in a 7 p.m. game.  

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