Oct. 12, 2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - From the 2005 IIHF Women's World Championship to the 2006 Olympics, sophomore defenseman Helen Resor (Greenwich, Conn.) has been racking up plenty of international experience with Team USA recently. Now, she can add the Four Nations Cup to that list. Resor was one of 19 players named to the U.S. Women's Select Team that will compete against Canada, Finland and Sweden in Kitchener, Ont., from November 7-11.
Resor is one of nine players with Olympic experience on the U.S. roster. She had two assists and tied Jenny Potter for the best +/- rating on the team (+10) during the Olympics, helping the U.S. to a bronze medal. She was also part of Team USA's gold-medal effort at the 2005 IIHF World Championship.
Resor's most recent experience for Team USA was on the Under-22 team, which played a three-game series with Canada's U-22 team in August. Resor was the player of the game in the Americans' 2-1 overtime win to open the series, but Canada bounced back to take the final two games.
Resor, who had 18 points in 24 games as a freshman in 2004-05, will be back in uniform for Yale this season with three seasons of eligibility remaining. Her cousins, sophomore Carry Resor (Westwood, Mass.) and senior Nina Resor (Westwood, Mass.), will join her on the Yale blue line this year.
Yale head coach Hilary Witt will serve as an assistant coach for the U.S. at the Four Nations Cup. Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson, who will also coach Team USA in the IIHF World Championship next spring, is the head coach.
The remaining three roster spots will be filled at Team USA's training camp in Ann Arbor, Mich., during the first week in November.
The United States has earned either the gold or silver medal in each of the nine years it has competed in the Four Nations Cup (Three Nations Cup from 1996-99), including back-to-back silver medals in 2004 and 2005.
The U.S. Women's Select Team's tournament-opening game versus Canada on Tuesday, Nov. 7, will be televised live on TSN, as will the gold-medal game on Saturday, Nov. 11.
Team USA Four Nations Cup Schedule
Nov. 7-11, 2006, Kitchener, Ont.
|Tues., Nov. 7||Canada||7:30 p.m.|
|Wed., Nov. 8||Finland||4:30 p.m.|
|Fri., Nov. 10||Sweden||4:00 p.m.|
|Sat., Nov. 11||Bronze Medal Game||12:00 p.m.|
|Gold Medal Game||4:00 p.m.|
report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity