Dec. 6, 2016
Columbus, Ohio— Ohio State defenseman Jincy Dunne has been invited to USA Hockey’s Women’s Winter Training Camp that will take place later this month.
A redshirt freshman from O’Fallon, Mo., Dunne leads the Buckeyes with seven assists and is second on the team with nine points. Both of those totals put her in the Top 5 nationally among all freshmen defensemen.
The camp will be used to evaluate and pick the U.S. Women’s Select Team for a pair of games against Canada on December 17 in Plymouth, Michigan and December 19 in Sarnia, Ontario. It is also used to help formulate the U.S. Women’s National Team roster for the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship that will be hosted at USA Hockey Arena from April 1-8.
A total of 37 players were invited by USA Hockey including 11 current college hockey players. Dunne is one of seven WCHA players that received an invitation and, notably, she is the third-youngest player participating in the camp.
Dunne made her collegiate debut earlier this season in the 4-1 win against Rensselaer in which she scored her first career goal. More recently, she assisted on the game-winning goal this past Saturday in Ohio State’s 2-1 win over No. 9 North Dakota. On the defensive end, she sits in the Top 10 in the NCAA in blocked shots with 39, a total that leads all freshmen skaters.
Camp opens up on Dec. 12 and continues through Dec. 15. All practices and scrimmages at the 2016 USA Hockey Women’s Winter Training Camp will be open to the public
In addition to Dunne, the team’s Director of Operations Nick Laurila will be serving as the head video coordinator; Laurila has worked with USA Hockey since 2014.