COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Former Bemidji State University women’s hockey team member Stephanie Anderson and incoming freshman Clair DeGeorge received invites to the United States Women’s National Team Selection Camp in Tampa, Fla., April 30 through May 4.
The camp, consists of daily practices, off-ice testing, and three intrasquad scrimmages, that will determine the U.S. Women's National Team roster that will train together and participate in various competitions in the build-up to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Anderson, who played at BSU from 2013-16, has spent time with USA Hockey in the past and earned gold medals at the 2014 and 2015 Four Nation’s Cup and was named to the 2016 IIHF World Championship roster before being replaced after emergency appendicitis surgery. Anderson spent the 2016-17 season with the Minnesota Whitecaps.
DeGeorge, a native of Anchorage, Alaska, is one of three high school skaters to get an invite to the camp. She was previously a member of the U.S. Women’s National U-18 Team and helped the team win gold at the 2017 IIHF U-18 Women’s World Championship. DeGeorge spent last season at Shattuck-St. Mary’s High School where she helped the Sabres win back-to-back national championships and finished second on the team with 82 points (33g-49a) in 57 games. Clair will join the Beavers for the 2017-18 season.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU 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).