January 10, 2017 - National Women's Hockey League (NWHL)
BROOKLYN, NY - After a draft conducted this afternoon by captains Amanda Kessel and Kelley Steadman, the complete rosters for the NWHL's 2017 All-Star Weekend in Pittsburgh on Feb. 11-12 were announced. Team Kessel will be coached by Riveters head coach Chad Wiseman, while Team Steadman will be led by Riveters assistant coach Sis Paulsen.
Goaltenders (2): Brittany Ott, Nicole Stock
Defenders (4): Kacey Bellamy, Megan Bozek, Courtney Burke, Gigi Marvin
Forwards (8): Harrison Browne, Meghan Duggan, Zoe Hickel, Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight, Rebecca Russo, Kelli Stack, Dana Trivigno
Goaltenders (2): Katie Fitzgerald, Brianne McLaughlin
Defenders (4): Blake Bolden, Kaleigh Fratkin, Emily Pfalzer, Ashley Johnston
Forwards (8): Kelly Babstock, Corinne Buie, Alex Carpenter, Shiann Darkangelo, Brianna Decker, Madison Packer, Haley Skarupa, Kelley Steadman
Babstock and Johnston were selected by a panel of NWHL reporters. Marvin, Browne, Packer and Russo were the Fans' Four picks.
The 2017 NWHL Skills Showdown will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 4:00 pm, and the NWHL All-Star Game will begin at 3:00 pm on Sunday, Feb. 12. Both events will be at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, the state-of-the-art practice facility of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tickets for the 2017 NWHL All-Star Game and the NWHL All-Star Skills Showdown are on sale now at nwhl.zone/tickets.