Bemidji State’s Erin Cody, Minnesota’s Sarah Erickson named to Team USA Winter Training Camp roster

Bemidji State senior Erin Cody

University of Minnesota junior Sarah Erickson

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A pair of hockey players with Bemidji connections have earned invitations to the 2010 USA Hockey Women’s Winter Training Camp.

Bemidji State senior Erin Cody and University of Minnesota junior Sarah Erickson will participate in the camp from Dec. 26-31 at Blaine’s National Sports Center. The camp will also serve as a tryout and training session for the U.S. Women’s National Team.

“I’m really excited and in my 15 years of playing hockey this is one of the biggest compliments I’ve received,” Cody said. “It’s a great opportunity to get better and to learn from other players who are very talented hockey players.”

Cody has 11 goals and 11 assists this season to lead the Bemidji State women’s hockey team in scoring. She ranks eighth among WCHA scorers and is tied for ninth in WCHA-only play.

Bemidji State (7-7-2 overall, 5-5-2-1 WCHA) will wrap up the first half of the season this weekend on the road at Minnesota State, Mankato. BSU is tied for fourth place in the conference standings with Minnesota.

Erickson, a 2008 graduate of Bemidji High School, has seven goals and six assists with the Gophers this season. The 2008 Ms. Hockey winner was a two-time captain of the Team USA Under-18 team and led the U-18 team to a gold medal in 2008. She scored 193 points during her three years playing for the BHS girls hockey team.

The roster for the Team USA camp includes seven Olympians, led by Jenny Potter and Angela Ruggiero, who have each competed in four Olympic Winter Games.

Also in attendance will be 20 of the 22 players who recently competed at the 2010 Women’s Four Nations Cup.

The coaching staff for the camp includes Katey Stone, head women’s ice hockey coach at Harvard University, Mark Hudak, head women’s ice hockey coach at Dartmouth College, and Hilary Witt, assistant women’s ice hockey coach at Northeastern University.

2010 USA Womens’ Hockey Training Camp Roster

Goalies: Brianne McLaughlin (Burlington), Alex Rigsby (Wisconsin), Molly Schaus (Boston College), Jessie Vetter.

Defensemen: Kacey Bellamy (Boston), Blake Bolden (Boston College), Caitlin Cahow (Boston), Molly Engstrom (Brampton), Marissa Gedman (Harvard), Kelly Jaminski (Wisconsin), Meagan Mangene (Boston College), Geena Prough (Wisconsin), Josephine Pucci (Harvard), Rachel Ramsey (Minnetonka), Angela Ruggerio (Buston), Anne Schleper (Minnesota), Sasha Sherry (Prinecton).

Forwards: Erin Cody (Bemidji State), Brittany Ammerman (Wisconsin), Brooke Ammerman (Wisconsin), Kate Bacon (Providence), Julie Chu (Montreal), Kendall Coyne (Berkshire), Brianna Decker (Wisconsin), Meghan Duggan (Wisconsin), Sarah Erickson (Minnesota), Lyndsey Fry (Harvard), Amanda Kessel (Minnesota), Hilary Knight (Wisconsin), Jocelyne Lamoureux (North Dakota), Monique Lamoureux-Kolls (North Dakota), Erika Lawler (Boston), Gigi Marvin (Whitecaps), Jenny Potter (Whitecaps), Schoullis (Minnesota), Kelli Stack (Boston College), Kelley Steadman (Mercyhurst), Allie Thurnstrom (Whitecaps), Taylor Wasylk (Boston College), Jinelle Zaugg-Siergiej.