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Aug. 6, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio– USA Hockey announced the coaching staff, including Ohio State head coach Jackie Barto, and 64 players selected to the 2003 USA Hockey Women’s National Festival, held Aug. 12-18 in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Barto will be an assistant coach for the 2003 U.S. Women’s Under-22 Select Team who play a three-game exhibition series against Canada Aug. 20-23 in Pierrefonds, Quebec. The squad, also known as Team Blue, is one of three teams (along with Team Red and Team White) competing in the women’s national festival.

Participants in the national festival will take part in daily practices and compete in a round-robin tournament at the Olympic Center.

Barto will be assisting the Women’s Under-22 Select Team under head coach Ben Smith (Gloucester, Mass). Jeff Kampersal, head coach at Princeton, also has been named an assistant coach.

Barto will begin her fifth season at the helm of the Buckeye women’s hockey program in October.

2003 USA Hockey Women’s National Festival Competition Schedule
– (Lake Placid, N.Y.)
Aug. 13, 7:00 p.m., Red vs. Blue/U-22
Aug. 14, 7:00 p.m., White vs. Blue/U-22
Aug. 15, 7:00 p.m., Red vs. White
Aug. 16, 12:00 p.m., Red vs. Blue/U-22
Aug. 17, 12:00 p.m., White vs. Blue/U-22
Aug. 18, 3:00 p.m., Red vs. White

2003 U.S. Women’s Under-22 Select Team Competition Schedule
– (Pierrefonds, Quebec)
Aug. 20, 7:00 p.m., USA vs. Canada
Aug. 21, 7:00 p.m., USA vs. Canada
Aug. 23, 1:00 p.m., USA vs. Canada