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Girls Jr. Sharks Under-16 Wins First Two Games at USA Hockey Girls' National Championships

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks
The Jr. Sharks Girls U-16 team – coached by former San Jose Sharks defenseman Tom Pederson – won their second consecutive game at the USA Hockey Girls National Championships today, defeating Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep School by a score of 6-2.


Yesterday, the U-16 Jr. Sharks Girls beat Team Florida by a score of 4-2.
  
These victories put the Sharks Girls in a great position to advance to the semifinals this weekend!
 
Next up for the Sharks Girls is a game v. Honeybaked, one of the best teams in the nation, tomorrow, Friday, March 30 at 4:45 p.m. at Logitech Ice.
 
For a complete tournament recap including scores, stats, and standings for all teams, please click here.

# Player Pos. Hometown
8 Taryn Couture  F             Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
42 Sarah Edens  D              San Jose, CA
Elizabeth Fortney (PP) G   Hollister, CA
21 Whitney Fraleigh  F         Fresno, CA
39 Meghan Gallagher  G        Roseville, CA
54 Mikaela Hoffman-Stapleton F    Berkeley, CA
19 Katie Jordan  D           San Jose, CA
7 Mackenzie Kahl  D       San Ramon, CA
11 Rachel Llanes  F          San Jose, CA
12 Jessica Moore  F          Sunnyvale, CA
72 Cori Myers F         San Jose, CA
91 Angela Nelson  D           Carson City, NV
77 Denise Perez F         San Jose, CA
4 Cierra Rawlings F        So. Lake Tahoe, NV
81 Savannah Riley  D       Windsor, CA
24 Paula Romanchuk  F       San Jose, CA
5 Danielle Shank  D           San Jose, CA
18 Caitlin Shoopman (PP)  F/D    Fresno, CA
20 Katie Silvernail  F             Tracy, CA
44 Diana Wilson  F         San Jose, CA
13 Jennifer Winter  F          San Jose, CA
15 Caitlynn Wose  G         Manteca, CA
 
 
2007 Girls' 16 & Under
 
 
AMERICAN CONFERENCE - Olympic Division
 
 
 
Team
GP
W
L
T
OTL
PTS
GF
GA
PCT
STK
P10
 
Assabet Valley (MA)
2
2
0
0
0
4
13
1
1.000
W2
2-0-0
 
San Jose Jr. Sharks (H)
2
2
0
0
0
4
10
4
1.000
W2
2-0-0
 
Buffalo Bisons (NY)
2
2
0
0
0
4
6
1
1.000
W2
2-0-0
 
 
AMERICAN CONFERENCE - USA Division
 
 
 
Team
GP
W
L
T
OTL
PTS
GF
GA
PCT
STK
P10
 
Honeybaked (MI)
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
6
0.000
L2
0-2-0
 
Shattuck-St. Mary's (MN)
2
0
2
0
0
0
3
9
0.000
L2
0-2-0
 
Team Florida (SE)
2
0
2
0
0
0
3
14
0.000
L2
0-2-0
 
 
NATIONAL CONFERENCE - NHL Division
 
 
 
Team
GP
W
L
T
OTL
PTS
GF
GA
PCT
STK
P10
 
CT Polar Bears (NE)
1
1
0
0
0
2
2
0
1.000
W1
1-0-0
 
Chicago Young Americans (CN)
1
1
0
0
0
2
2
1
1.000
W1
1-0-0
 
Cal Selects (PC)
1
0
0
1
0
1
2
2
0.500
T1
0-0-1
 
 
NATIONAL CONFERENCE- Liberty Division
 
 
 
Team
GP
W
L
T
OTL
PTS
GF
GA
PCT
STK
P10
 
Cleveland Sabres (MD)
1
0
0
1
0
1
2
2
0.500
T1
0-0-1
 
Quakers Girls (AT)
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
2
0.000
L1
0-1-0
 
Colorado Select (RM)
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
2
0.000
L1
0-1-0
 
The nation's best women hockey players skated into Silicon Valley last weekend to compete in the 2007 USA Hockey Women’s National Championships. The Women’s Senior A, B and C divisions wrapped up their tournament on Sunday, crowning champions in each division.
 
Click here to see a report on the tournament from KTVU Ch. 2.
 
Competing in the tournament now (March 28-April 1) are USA Hockey Girls’ 12, 14, 16 and 19 & under age groups. The largest ice hockey tournament ever held in California continues at Logitech Ice, the official practice facility of the San Jose Sharks.
 
When finished, the two-week event will feature 80 teams and thousands of players. Their families and fans have booked more than 5,000 hotel rooms in San Jose. Logitech Ice, one of just seven four-rink facilities in the U.S., is the largest public hockey facility west of the Mississippi
 
The San Jose Jr. Sharks Girls’ Ice Hockey program (part of the San Jose Jr. Sharks) is one of the fastest growing girls’ hockey organizations in the United States, recognized as having one of the top girls’ programs in the Pacific District and its teams compete against squads all across North America.  In three years, the club has grown from three girls’ teams with 35 players to five girls’ teams with more than 100 players, plus two senior womens’ teams.
 
For further information, schedules and results on Nationals, please visit the USA Hockey Web site.
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