1997 USA Hockey Women's National Festival
The 1997 USA Hockey Women's National Festival was held in Lake Placid, N.Y., from August 21-26, 1997. The Festival served as part of the selection process for the 1998 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team. A total of 54 players were selected to participate in the Festival based on their performance with the U.S. Women's National Team, at the 1997 USA Hockey Women's Open Tryouts and at the 1997 USA Hockey Women's Junior Camp. The players were divided into three teams (red, blue, and white), with each team playing eight games during the Festival.
Of the 54 women at the Women's National Festival, 25 players were selected to train with the National team for the upcoming 1998 Winter Olympics.
RED TEAMGoal: Dina Solimini, Laurie Belliveau Defense: Shawna Davidson (Duluth, MN), Nicole Uliasz, Winny Brodt (Roseville, MN), Colleen Coyne, Tara Mounsey, Sue Merz Forward: A.J. Mleczko, Alana Blahoski (St. Paul, MN), Karyn Bye, Annie Camins, Michele Amidon, Tricia Dunn, Nan Gorton, Jessica Tabb, Lisa Brown-Miller, Erin Magee
BLUE TEAMGoal: Alanna Hayes, Sarah Tueting Defense: Chris Bailey, Katherine Cordes, Angela Ruggiero, Amy Coelho, Catherine Hanson, Bethany Petersen Forward: Laurie Baker, Maria Dennis, Shelley Looney, Andrea Kilbourne, Hilary Witt, Stephanie O'Sullivan, Jeanine Sobek, Gretchen Ulion, Kristen Wendell, Meaghan Sittler
WHITE TEAMGoal: Sara DeCosta, Erin Whitten Defense: Kelly O'Leary, Sue Reece, Vicki Movsessian, Heather Reinke, Brittney Ralph, Brooke White Forward: Sandra Whyte, Brandy Fisher, Barb Gordon, Carisa Zaban, Cammi Granato, Kim Haman, Ambria Thomas, Jennifer Schmidgall, Danielle Solari, Katie King
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