Anderson to miss 2016 IIHF World Championship

Anderson to miss 2016 IIHF World Championship
Friday, March 18, 2016
Anderson to miss 2016 IIHF World Championship

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University senior Stephanie Anderson will miss the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship after suffering from appendicitis and underwent successful emergency surgery, Tuesday.

Anderson will be replaced by Zoe Hickel (Anchorage, Alaska) as the U.S. Women’s National Team competes in Kamloops, British Columbia March 28 to April 4.

"This is unfortunate timing for Stephanie and the situation will prevent her from representing Team USA but Zoe has competed at this level and has been training and preparing for another opportunity to join the National Team," said Reagan Carey, general manager of the U.S. Women's National Team. "We look forward to her contribution as we aim to defend the title she was a part of last year."

A complete list of the roster can be found here.

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