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Aug. 24, 2000

%^$COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two members of the 2000-01 Ohio State women’s ice hockey team have%^$been selected to play for the Women’s Under-22 Select Team in a three-game exhibition series%^$with Canada, Aug. 24-28, in Calgary, Alberta.%^$

%^$Returning goalie Melissa Glaser (So., Rockford, Il./St. Mark’s School) and newcomer Kelli%^$Halcisak (Fr., Grosse Ille, Mich./Shattuck St. Mary’s) earned spots on the team, which was%^$compiled following the USA Women’s Hockey Festival last week. Halcisak was a member of the%^$gold-medal winning team at the festival, which was held in Lake Placid, N.Y. Aug. 15-20.%^$

%^$Two other Western Collegiate Hockey Association- Women’s League teams placed players on the%^$U.S. Under-22 team. Ronda Curtin, Laura Slminski and Courtney Kennedy of Minnesota and%^$Jackie MacMillan of Wisconsin are the other WCHA representatives.%^$

%^$National team coach Ben Smith, who led the U.S. women’s team to a gold medal at the 1998%^$Olympics, will coach the team and former Wisconsin head coach Julie Sasner will serve as%^$his assistant.