The United States’ most promising female hockey players showcased their skills for USA Hockey this weekend at National Development Camp.

In all, 36 players gathered at University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, for skills and drills, off-ice conditioning, and scrimmages. Those 36 include a number from the USA’s 2014 Olympic team, such as Hilary Knight, Gigi Marvin, Alexandra Carpenter, Kacey Bellamy, Kendall Coyne, Jocelyne Lameroux-Davidson, Michelle Picard and goaltender Molly Shaus.

The camp also featured a lot of young talent, including Boston College goaltender Corinne Boyles; her teammates, Emily Pfalzer, Lexi Bender,  Emily Field and Andie Anastos; Paige Savage of Northeastern; Maddie Elia of Boston University; and Shiann Darkangelo of Quinnipiac.

The camp is used to evaluate player progression and provide training guidelines for future opportunities for the USA Women’s National Team.

 

A college hockey fan and hockey player, Krista Patronick decided to pursue a career in sports management after earning a degree in English from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell in 2009 and spending three years in journalism. She received her Master's of Sports Management from Southern New Hampshire University in 2013. After realizing she was meant to work in the hockey world, Krista went to work in any press box she could get into. She kept statistics, wrote shot charts, tweeted and live-blogged her way to a job as an operations coordinator and marketing director at The Hockey Academy in Hudson, N.H. She works with the company's two junior teams, adult hockey players, and youth teams. Krista is a goalie and enjoys playing hockey in her spare time. She is a die-hard Bruins and River Hawks hockey fan. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @KristaPatronick

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