Ann Arbor, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The roster for the United States women's Olympic hockey team was revealed during the second intermission of the 2014 NHL Winter Classic.
The roster contains 11 Olympic veterans and includes forward Julie Chu, who will be making her fourth appearance representing USA. The 31-year-old is the oldest player to ever represent the U.S. women's hockey team in the Olympics.
"Today is an important day for our team and we're thrilled to continue our journey toward Sochi," said head coach Katey Stone. "We have a good blend of veterans and first-time Olympians and we're excited about what lies ahead."
Other veterans on the roster include captain Meghan Duggan, Kacey Bellamy, Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux, Monique Lamoureux, Gigi Marvin, Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle, Molly Schaus, Kelli Stack and Jessie Vetter.
The roster also includes the reigning NCAA player of the year, forward Amanda Kessel, the sister of Toronto Maple Leafs star forward, Phil Kessel.
Team USA took home the silver medal after losing to Canada 2-0 in the 2010 Vancouver Games and won the bronze in 2006 at Torino.
The Sochi Olympic opener will take place on Feb. 8 against Finland.