Minnesota Hockey has announced that 40 girls have been selected to attend the 2019 USA Hockey Girls Under-18 National Player Development Camps. The top girls’ hockey players were selected to represent Minnesota following their performances at the CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance Final 54 Festivals held at Fogerty Arena in April.
The girls selected will take part in one of two USA Hockey player development camps this summer. The Girls 16/17 Player Development Camp will take place in St. Cloud, Minnesota on June 25 - July 1. A few weeks later, the Girls Under 18 Select Player Development Camp will be held in St. Cloud on July 15 - 21.
23 Minnesotans have been chosen to participate in the Under-18 Select camp, including seven players who participated in the camp last year. Three of the Minnesota natives selected, Maggie Nicholson (Minnetonka), Skylar Vetter (Lakeville North) and Audrey Wethington (Edina/Blake) helped the U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team win a silver medal at the 2019 IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championships in Japan this past January.
USA Hockey’s Girls 16/17 Player Development Camp in St. Cloud will feature at least 22 participants from its host state, with many more still under consideration. The participants will come from 20 different communities, spanning from Rochester to Roseau and Willmar to Duluth.
Follow the links below for a current list of participants at each age level:
Only players who have been cleared to attend one National Girls’ Player Development camps as of May 13th are listed at this time. Any player who is still in consideration for an at-large spot at the National Girls’ Player Development Camps will be contacted directly. If there is a change in status for any player who is currently "in consideration" as of May 13th, it will be communicated directly to the player on June 17th, the next date in the National Notification Timeline, and these lists will be updated accordingly. For a detailed description of the national process, click here.
The CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance Programs are conducted in conjunction with USA Hockey and are referred to as “Select” programs in other parts of the country. The national festivals/camps are used by USA Hockey to identify the top performers in each age group for possible opportunities to represent the U.S.A. at advanced levels of national and international hockey competition.