Helen Resor Selected for USA Hockey Holiday Camp

Nov. 26, 2008

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale senior defenseman Helen Resor (Greenwich, Conn.) has been selected to be part of a group of 58 of the nation's top women's ice hockey players that will convene in Blaine, Minn., for USA Hockey's annual Women's Holiday Camp from Dec. 26 to Dec. 31.

Resor has the most international experience of any Bulldog, having become the first Yale player to make an Olympic team roster when she was named to Team USA for the 2006 Torino games. Resor and Team USA earned a bronze medal. She has also participated in two IIHF World Championships, earning a gold medal in 2005 and a silver medal in 2007, and has been a part of three silver-medal efforts at the Four Nations Cup.

Resor, a preseason All-ECAC Hockey selection this year, is tied for 14th on Yale's career assists list (39), is 18th on Yale's career points list (62) and is 22nd on Yale's career goals list (23). Her sister, Jane '01, played for Yale and is married to Jeff Hamilton '00, the Yale's men's hockey team's all-time leading scorer. Her cousin Carry is a senior forward/defenseman for the Bulldogs and her cousin Nina '07 also played for Yale.

The Holiday Camp, which Resor attended last year as well, serves as a tryout and training session for the U.S. Women's National Team and U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team, both of which participate in world championships in the early part of 2009. The 2009 IIHF Women's World Championship takes place Apr. 4-12 in Hameenlinna, Finland and includes the USA, Canada, China, Finland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland. The U.S. won gold at the event in 2008.

With a 10-member coaching staff on hand, the U.S. athletes will be split into three teams for daily practices, strength training and scrimmages. Resor is on the Blue team.

report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

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