COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Bemidji State University women’s hockey senior Stephanie Anderson has been named to the U.S. Women’s National Team roster for the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship. The tournament will be held in Kamloops, British Columbia from March 28 to April 4.
Anderson is one of eighteen players that return from a roster that helped the U.S. earn the gold medal at the 2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship. Twenty three players were selected to the roster including three active players currently competing in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in Anderson, Lee Stecklein from the University of Minnesota and Annie Pankowski from the University of Wisconsin.
The 23 players represent 13 different states. Massachusetts leads the pack with four representatives followed by Wisconsin with three, while Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York and North Dakota have two. California, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Ohio, and Vermont all have one representative. For a complete roster, click here.
Anderson and the Bemidji State women’s hockey team will be back in action this weekend hosting the program’s first home playoff series. The Beavers will take on the University of Minnesota Duluth in a best-of-three series, Feb. 26-28.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).