Thursday, January 17, 2008

Girl Power

Alright, so this is pretty late, but congratulations to Team USA U18 which claimed a 5-2 victory over Team Canada in the championship game of the inaugural IIHF World Womens U18 Championship this past weekend.

Many players with ties to Wisconsin competed in the event. Wisconsinites Brianna Decker, who is a Junior at Shattuck St. Mary's and Sophomore Brianna Kessel who also plays at Shattuck played for Team USA. Several Wisconsin recruits were also involved including Brooke Ammerman for Team USA and Brittany Haverstock and Caroline Prevost for Team Canada.

Amanda Kessel lead Team USA and finished tied for third in scoring for the tournament, with 4 goals and 7 assists for 11 points and was +10. Brooke Ammerman tied for fifth in scoring with 6 goals and 4 assists for 10 points and was +8. Carolyne Prevost had 6 goals and 3 assists for 9 points which was good for an eight place tie. She was also +8 for the tournament. Brianna Decker was tied for 14th in scoring with 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points and was +9. Brittany Haverstock is the only defenseman of this group, and she finished +10 with 2 assists for the tournament. Prevost, Ammerman and Decker all had a goal and an assist in the Championship Game, while Kessel scored a goal. Brooke Ammerman was named Player of the Game in the Championship Game as well.

I've mentioned several times that both Decker and Kessel are must get recruits for the UW Women's team, and they continue to display why.

Here's the link to the tournament website. The individual pages for scoring leaders and game results don't have their own URL (they're Adobe documents) so if you want to peruse them you'll have to find the proper link of the tournament's website.