There will be Ohio State University women’s hockey team members on both benches as the U.S. National Under-22 Team takes on Canada’s National Women’s Development Team this week in Calgary, Alberta.
A three-game series between the two countries has been held every non-Olympic year since 1999.
Ohio State head coach Nadine Muzerall will be the head coach for Canada in the series. In her second season as a collegiate head coach, Muzerall led the Buckeyes to 24 wins and their first NCAA Tournament berth last season, which led to their first appearance in the Frozen Four. She was named Coach of the Year for the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
Her team will include OSU sophomore forward Emma Maltais, who scored 40 points as a freshman last season and finished second in scoring in the WCHA. She was named the WCHA Rookie of the Year.
The U.S. team will feature two Buckeye defensemen -- redshirt junior Jincy Dunne and senior Lauren Boyle.
Dunne, who will be a captain for Ohio State this year, scored a career-high 26 points last season, and her 24 assists were tied for the team lead and tied for second place in the WCHA. She was named to the All-WCHA First Team.
Boyle also had a career high with 26 points last season, and she scored the game-winning goal against Boston College in the NCAA quarterfinals in March. She had 21 assists on the year.
The U.S. and Canada will play Thursday, Friday and Sunday nights at the WinSport Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary.