Anchorage's Jordan Smelker earns U.S. women's Olympic tryout

Doyle Woody,

Forward Jordan Smelker of Anchorage today was among 41 players USA Hockey invited to the U.S. Women's National Team Selection Camp, which will determine Team USA's club for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Smelker, 20, was among 25 forwards invited to the camp, set for June 16-23 in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Smelker recently finished her junior season at Rensselaer, where she earned 9-12--21 totals in 36 games to finish second on her team in points.

In three seasons at Rensselaer, Smelker has furnished 29-38--67 totals in 105 games.

Doyle Woody,