MADISON, Wis. – Two current and three former Wisconsin women’s hockey players have been named to the U.S. Women’s National Team that will skate at the 2012 Four Nations Cup in Vantaa and Kerava, Finland from Nov. 5-10.
Brianna Decker and Alex Rigsby are the two current Badgers that will be competing with the squad, while forwards Meghan Duggan and Hilary Knight along with goaltender Jessie Vetter were also named to the team.
This is the first time that both Vetter and Rigsby will be skating together with the senior U.S. Women’s National Team in international competition.
The trio of Decker, Duggan and Knight represented the U.S. at the 2011 Four Nations Cup in Sweden, as Team USA defeated Canada in the championship game to claim gold.
Prior to the start of the Four Nations Cup, the team will participate in a training camp at the New York Rangers’ Madison Square Garden Training Facility in Tarrytown, N.Y., from Oct. 30 - Nov. 4.
Team USA opens Four Nations Cup play on Nov. 6, against Sweden at 4 p.m. local time at the Tikkurila Valtti Arena in Vantaa, Finland.