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Olympic Gold Medalists to Appear at NTDP Game

By USAHockeyNTDP.com, 12/07/18, 7:45AM EST

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U.S. OLYMPIC WOMEN’S TEAM MEMBERS BRANDT, HENSLEY, KELLER, AND KESSEL TO DROP CEREMONIAL PUCK AT USA HOCKEY ARENA

PLYMOUTH, Mich. — Members of the gold medal-winning 2018 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team Hannah Brandt (Vadanis Heights, Minn.), Nicole Hensley (Lakewood, Colo.), Megan Keller (Farmington Hills, Mich.) and Amanda Kessel (Madison, Wis.) will appear at the USA Hockey National Team Development Program game on Sunday, Dec. 16, at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.

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The contest between Team USA and Lake Superior State University starts at 2 p.m. ET, with doors opening at 1 p.m.

The women’s team members will be on hand to participate in a ceremonial puck drop and autograph and photo opportunity session with fans starting during the first intermission.

At the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, the U.S. women secured a thrilling overtime victory over Canada in the gold-medal game, which was decided in the sixth round of a shootout, to earn the program’s second-ever Olympic gold medal and its first in 20 years.

The players are on-site to participate in the 2018 USA Hockey Women's Winter Training Camp, which will take place Dec. 17-21 at USA Hockey Arena. The annual training camp serves as an opportunity to help the top players prepare for upcoming international events, including the 2019 IIHF Women's World Championship.

Tickets to the game are available at the USA Hockey Arena box office located at 14900 Beck Road in Plymouth, Michigan, by calling (734) 453-8400 or at USAHockeyNTDP.com/Tix.

NOTES: USA Hockey recently announced that the U.S. Women’s National Team will play a three-game series against Canada Feb. 12-17, 2019, highlighted by a game Feb. 17 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Tickets to the game are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.  For more information on the series, please visit TeamUSA.USAHockey.com… All practices and scrimmages associated with the 2018 USA Hockey Women's Winter Training Camp will be open to the public. Members of the media can register for a credential here.

ABOUT THE NTDP: In 1996, USA Hockey launched a new initiative called the National Team Development Program, originally based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The goal of this full-time development program is to prepare student-athletes under the age of 18 for participation on U.S. National Teams and success in their future hockey careers. Its efforts focus not only on high-caliber participation on the ice, but creating well-rounded individuals off the ice.

For more information regarding USA Hockey Arena or USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, please contact Kris Nolt (kris.nolt@usahockey.org).

For more information regarding the U.S. Women’s National Team, please contact Andrea Mazzarelli (Andrea.Mazzarelli@usahockey.org).

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