Seven Women’s Hockey Players to Represent Harvard in Under-22 Series

Katey Stone will lead Team USA in the Under-22 Series against Canada (Photo Courtesy: USA Hockey).

Seven current members of the Harvard women’s hockey team will take part in the upcoming 2012 Women’s Under-22 Series Aug. 16-19 in Calgary, Alta. The series pits the United States against Canada for three games and will be played for the first time since 2010.

Five current players dot the roster for Team USA, which will be coached by the Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey Katey Stone. Defensemen Josephine Pucci and Michelle Picard will return to action with the U.S. squad while teammate Marissa Gedman will see her first action with the national team. Team USA veteran Jillian Dempsey is one of 12 forwards on the roster, and junior Lyndsey Fry will be making her first appearance with the U.S. squad. There are seven total players from the ECAC on the U.S. roster as Cornell and Rensselaer have one representative each.

Team Canada features two current Harvard players on its roster. Sarah Edney is one of seven defenders on the roster and returns to the U-22 team after helping it claim a bronze medal at the MECO Cup in January in Germany. Edney is joined by top recruit Emerance Maschmeyer, who is one of just two goalies on the Team Canada roster. In 2010, Canada swept the United States at the Mastercard Centre in Toronto.

Play begins Aug. 16 at 9 p.m. (EST) and is followed by games Aug. 17 (9 p.m.) and Aug. 19 (12 p.m.).

For the full United States roster, click here.

For the full Canada roster, click here.