USA Hockey Announces Roster for Final 2024 World Championship Evaluation Camp

39 players will vie for a spot at this year's IIHF World Championship.

USA Hockey Announces Roster for Final 2024 World Championship Evaluation Camp
Team USA celebrating their gold medal win in the 2023 IIHF World Championship. Photo courtesy of the IIHF.

Earlier today, USA Hockey announced their roster for their final evaluation camp before the 2024 IIHF Women’s World Championships in Utica, NY.

In total, 39 players got invited to the camp, which takes place March 27-30 at the Lake Placid Olympic Center, Lake Placid, NY. For the four-day camp, the players will be split into two teams and compete in practices and scrimmages, plus one pre-tournament game against Czechia on March 30. The final roster will be announced on March 31.

Of the 39 invitees, there are 21 forwards, 12 defenders, and six goaltenders. This camp has a clear youth movement, with only nine forwards, two defenders, and two goaltenders currently in the PWHL. The other 26 players are from the NCAA.

The full roster can be found below, along with the player’s most recent team.

Forwards (21):

  • Hannah Bilka (Ohio State University)
  • Alex Carpenter (PWHL New York)
  • Jesse Compher (PWHL Toronto)
  • Kendall Coyne Schofield (PWHL Minnesota)
  • Britta Curl (University of Wisconsin)
  • Izzy Daniel (Cornell University)
  • Joy Dunne (Ohio State University)
  • Lacey Eden (University of Wisconsin)
  • Laila Edwards (University of Wisconsin)
  • Ella Hartje (Yale University)
  • Taylor Heise (PWHL Minnesota)
  • Gabbie Hughes (PWHL Ottawa)
  • Tessa Janecke (Penn State University)
  • Hilary Knight (PWHL Boston)
  • Abbey Murphy (University of Minnesota)
  • Casey O’Brien (University of Wisconsin)
  • Kelly Pannek (PWHL Minnesota)
  • Dominique Petrie (Clarkson University)
  • Hayley Scamurra (PWHL Ottawa)
  • Kirsten Simms (University of Wisconsin)
  • Grace Zumwinkle (PWHL Minnesota)

Defenders (12):

  • Sydney Bard (Colgate University)
  • Cayla Barnes (Ohio State University)
  • Grace Dwyer (Cornell University)
  • Rory Guilday (Cornell University)
  • Savannah Harmon (PWHL Ottawa)
  • Caroline Harvey (University of Wisconsin)
  • Megan Keller (PWHL Boston)
  • Sydney Morrow (Colgate University)
  • Emma Peschel (Ohio State University)
  • Ally Simpson (Colgate University)
  • Anna Wilgren (University of Wisconsin)
  • Haley Winn (Clarkson University)

Goaltenders (6):

  • Annelies Bergmann (Cornell University)
  • Jojo Chobak (St. Cloud State University)
  • Aerin Frankel (PWHL Boston)
  • Nicole Hensley (PWHL Minnesota)
  • Gwyneth Phillips (Northeastern University)
  • Callie Shanahan (Boston University)

Other Notes

Team USA huddles around the net before the 2023 IIHF World Championship gold medal game. Photo by Andrea Cardin/IIHF.
  • 20 players are returning from the 2023 World Championship roster.
    • F: Bilka, Carpenter, Curl, Eden, Edwards, Heise, Hughes, Janecke, Knight, Murphy, Pannek, Scamurra.
    • D: Barnes, Guilday, Harmon, Harvey, Keller, Winn.
    • G: Frankel, Hensley.
  • Six players from the 2023 World Championship Roster were not invited: Abbey Levy (G); Lee Stecklein (D); Nicole LaMantia (D); Becca Gilmore (F); Abby Roque (F); and Amanda Kessel (F).
    • Stecklein previously announced she was stepping away from the national team, while Kessel is taking the year off from playing.
  • 13 players will be vying to make their senior national team debut. 
    • One players (Daniel) will be attend a Team USA event for the first time. 
    • Four have attended various other Team USA camps in the past, and the highest level team they have made is a Collegiate Series team (Phillips, Chobak, Willgren, Hartje)
    • Eight others have represented Team USA at an IIHF U18 World Championship (Bergmann, Shanahan, Bard, Dwyer, Morrow, Peschel, Dunne, Petrie)
      • Shanahan was on the 2020 roster, but did not play a game. The highest level international game she has played was in the Collegiate Series.
  • Three players (O’Brien, Simms, Simpson) made their senior national debuts during this year’s Rivalry Series but will be looking to make their first senior national team world competition.
    • All three have previously represented Team USA during at least IIHF U18 World Championship.
  • Three players (Compher, Coyne Schofield, Zumwinkle) played in this year’s Rivalry Series, but will be eyeing their first world competitions since 2022.
    • Coyne Schofield took a leave from the program after the December 2022 Rivalry Series games to have her son, Drew.