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6 Eagles Named to U.S. Women's National Team

They will play in the 2017 IIHF Women's World Championship.

Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 13 - Canada v United States Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Earlier today, USA Hockey announced the roster for the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship. Team USA includes 2 current and 4 former members of Boston College’s women’s ice hockey team.

Both current Eagles on the team are defenders: Megan Keller and Kali Flanagan. Flanagan is the only Eagle on the roster that wasn’t a member of last year’s gold medal winning IIHF World Championship team. In fact, this is Flanagan’s first appearance on a senior competition roster. This is Keller’s third IIHF appearance. Boston College and Minnesota both have 2 current players on the roster this year.

The four former Eagles named to the team, Kelli Stack, Alex Carpenter, Emily Pfalzer, and Haley Skarupa, all played on last year’s gold medal winning squad. Stack and Carpenter were also members of the silver medal winning 2014 U.S. Women's Olympic Ice Hockey Team.

The United States begins play in the tournament on Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m - they will face Canada.