March 29, 2005
New Haven, CT - Freshman defenseman Helen Resor (Greenwich, Conn.) has been named to Team USA's roster for the 2005 IIHF World Women's Hockey Championship in Linköping and Norrköping, Sweden.
The U.S. roster features several players who have competed in the Olympics and provides a preview of what the U.S. roster might look like for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy, next February. Resor was selected for the team after attending a tryout camp last week in Lake Placid that featured over a dozen other players.
Resor, who was on the U.S. U-22 team last year, is the third Bulldog to play for the U.S. national team, joining Laurie Belliveau '98 (1999) and Maria Dennis '88 (1990). Yale head coach Hilary Witt (Canton, Mass.), a Northeastern grad, was on the team in 2000-01.
Resor helped the Bulldogs to a historic season with seven goals and 11 assists. She played her best hockey at the end of the year, picking up six goals in the final nine games. That included one of the most significant tallies in school history, a game-tying goal on a penalty shot with 5:38 left in Yale's March 4 playoff game against Princeton. The Bulldogs went on to win in overtime for their first playoff victory ever.
Resor finished seventh on the team in points (18) despite missing the first eight games with an injury. She was named to the ECACHL All-Rookie team and to the All-USCHO Rookie Team.
Prior to Yale, Resor played for Assabet Valley (Concord, Mass.) and Noble & Greenough School (Dedham, Mass.). Her cousin, Nina Resor (Westwood, Mass.), is a sophomore defenseman for Yale.
The World Women's Hockey Championship features teams from eight nations and will begin on April 2, with the medal games set for April 9. Team USA's final four games can be heard via live audio stream at usahockey.com. College Sports Television (CSTV) will broadcast the gold-medal game on a tape-delayed basis. Broadcast date(s) are TBA.
Team USA IIHF Women's World Championship Schedule April 3 4 p.m. USA-China Himmelstalundshallen, Norrköping April 5 8 p.m. Germany-USA Cloetta Center, Linköping April 6 8 p.m. USA-Finland Himmelstalundshallen, Norrköping April 8 3 p.m. B3-A4 Himmelstalundshallen, Norrköping 4 p.m. A1-B2 (Semi-final) Cloetta Center, Linköping 7 p.m. A3-B4 Himmelstalundshallen, Norrköping 8 p.m. B1-A2 (Semi-final) Cloetta Center, Linköping April 9 3 p.m. Loser 13-Loser 15 Himmelstalundshallen, Norrköping 7 p.m. Winner 13-Winner 15 Himmelstalundshallen, Norrköping 4 p.m. Bronze Medal Game Loser 14-Loser 15 Cloetta Center, Linköping 8 p.m. Gold Medal Game Winner 14-Winner 16 Cloetta Center, Linköping All Times Local
report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity