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HOCKEY: USWNT Roster Release: 2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship

HOCKEY: USWNT Roster Release: 2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship

USWNT General Manager, Reagan Carey, discusses the roster for the upcoming 2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Malmo, Sweden.

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Meghan Duggan Named Captain for USWNT

By USAHockey.com

Alex Carpenter and Brianna Decker Will Serve as Alternate Captains

Meghan Duggan (Photo credit: usawomenshockey.com)

Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.) has been named captain of the U.S. Women’s National Team that will compete at the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship from March 28-April 4, in Malmo, Sweden, it was announced today by USA Hockey. In addition, Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) and Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.) will serve as alternate captains.

“Meghan has been a valuable leader in the past and will continue to set a great example for our team moving forward,” said Ken Klee, head coach of the 2015 U.S. Women’s National Team. “All three of our captains provide the necessary characteristics and perspective that are essential to having a successful team.”

Duggan previously served as team captain for the U.S. at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, 2011 Four Nations Cup and 2008 Under-22 Series. She has also been an alternate captain at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship and 2012 Four Nations Cup.

A two-time silver-medalist at the Olympic Winter Games (2010, 2014), Duggan has represented the U.S. Women’s National Team in five IIHF Women’s World Championships (gold-2008, 2009, 2011, 2013; silver-2007), seven Four Nations Cups (1st-2008, 2011, 2012; 2nd-2007, 2009, 2010; 3rd-2013) and one IIHF Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series (2011).

Decker is appearing in her fourth IIHF Women’s World Championship, while Carpenter is competing in her second.

Click here for the full U.S. Women’s National Team roster, which was announced February 15.

NOTES: The U.S. Women’s National Team will take part in a pre-tournament camp at Twin Rinks Ice Center in East Meadow, New York, March 20-25. The U.S. will open the IIHF Women’s World Championship against Canada on March 28 at 10 a.m. ET. The U.S. is the defending champion and has won four of the last five world championships (2008, 2009, 2011, 2013).

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