July 28, 1997

    11 Friars Invited to USA Hockey Women's National Festival

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Seven former Providence College women's hockey players and four current Friars were invited to attend the 1997 USA Hockey Women's National Festival, which will be held in Lake Placid, N.Y., on August 21-26. The Festival will serve as part of the selection process for the 1998 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team.

    Chris Bailey ('94, Marietta, N.Y.), Laurie Baker ('99, Concord, Mass.), Alana Blahoski ('96, St. Paul, Minn.), Lisa Brown-Miller ('88, Union Lake, Mich.), Sara DeCosta ('00, Warwick, R.I.), Cammi Granato ('93, Downers Grove, Ill.), Catherine Hanson ('98, Marquette, Mich.), Vicki Movsessian ('94, Lexington, Mass.), Kelly O'Leary ('90, Auburn, Mass.), Stephanie O'Sullivan ('95, Dorchester, Mass.) and Jessica Tabb ('01, Springfield, Mass.) all have been invited to the Festival and will try to earn a spot on the U.S. National Team.

    A total of 54 players were selected to participate in the Festival based on their performance with the U.S. Women's National Team, at the 1997 USA Hockey Women's Open Tryouts and at the 1997 USA Hockey Women's Junior Camp. The players will be divided into three teams, with each team playing eight games during the Festival.

    At the conclusion of the Festival on August 27, USA Hockey will announce the 24 players that have been selected for the U.S. Women's National Team.