Brooklynn Crist named to U.S. Sled Hockey Team

Brooklynn Crist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo credit: USA Hockey

News Release from U.S. Women's Sled Hockey

August 28, 2017

The coaches and staff of the US Women’s Sledge Hockey Team are proud to announce the roster for the 2017/2018 season. There were 15 players selected to the team this year.

This years’ selection camp was held in Voorhees, NJ at The Virtua Flyers Skate Zone as part of the 2017 Girls/Women’s Sled Hockey Development Camp. This camp was attended by 36 talented female sled hockey players who were there to have fun playing the game while learning from the coaches the techniques and skills needed to improve their level of sled hockey play. Participants participated in 5 ice sessions, with 3 sessions of drills and 2 sessions of intrasquad scrimmages. Throughout the weekend the players in attendance were evaluated by the staff and at the end of the weekend, Head Coach Shawna Davidson (MN) and Assistant Coach Rose Misiewicz (MN) selected the team. A total of 15 players were selected out of this camp to be named to the US Women’s Sled Hockey Team for the 2017/2018 season, additionally 3 players were named as alternates.

The roster for the 2017/2018 US Women’s Sled Hockey Team is as follows (in alphabetical order):

Sarah Bettencourt (F), San Diego, CA Hope Bevilhymer (G) West Jordan, UT

Brooklynn Crist (F), Lodi, OH Kelsey DiClaudio (F), Pittsburgh, PA

Madison Eberhard (F) Getzville, NY Christina Gardner (F), Lewiston, ME

Gabrielle Graves-Wake (G) Chandler, AZ Rachel Grusse (F), Glastonbury, CT

Robynne Hill (D), Fountain, CO Hannah Hughes (D), Rochester, MN

Katie Ladlie (F), Troy, MO Erica Mitchell, (D) Chicago, ILL

Monica Quimby (D), Parrish, FL Kelli Anne Stallkamp (D), Lima, OH

Karina Villegas (F), Sebastian, FL

The Alternates for this year are:

Brynn Duncan (F), Moorhead, MN Morgan Hosbrough (D) Columbus, OH

Kelly Lavoie (D), East Haven, CT

Congratulations to all the players who were selected for the team this year, and we look forward to an exciting season, see below for our tentative season schedule. Keep checking our Facebook page or website for updates.

September 29–October 1: Madison, WI
December 8-10: Tampa, FL
January 26-28: St Louis, MO
February 22-25: Denver, CO
April 27-29: Nashville, TN
May: Possible international event

Donations to assist the training and travel are always needed and welcome. All donations and sponsorships are tax deductible through Sled Hockey America. For more information about the team and sponsorship, you can check out our sponsorship page on our website here: http://www.uswomensledgehockey.org/

To contact the team, you can email us at womensledhockey@yahoo.com or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uswomensledhockey and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/USWomenSledHcky.

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