Anchorage’s Clair DeGeorge, who at age 20 has already won a gold medal while playing on a USA Hockey national team, will try to make another national team next month.
DeGeorge, a star forward for Bemidji State, is one of 46 players invited to USA Hockey’s women’s winter training camp in Hartford, Connecticut. Half of the players will wind up on the U.S. team that will skate against Canada in the 2019-20 Rivalry Series.
DeGeorge will be in elite company at the Dec. 9-13 camp — among those invited are 21 Olympians.
DeGeorge grew up playing youth hockey in Anchorage for the Alaska All Stars, the North Stars and the Southcentral Wolves. She spent her high school years at Minnesota’s Shattuck St. Mary’s, where she skated on four consecutive national-championship teams.
This season she’s a junior at Bemidji State, where she ranks second on the team in scoring with one goal and five assists in 12 games.
In 2017, DeGeorge was part of USA Hockey’s gold-medal team at the Under-18 Women’s World Championship. She’s also the veteran of three age-group teams that competed against Canada in rivalry-series events, the most recent one in August when she helped the Under-22 team beat Canada two games to one.
At stake at next month’s training camp are spots on the U.S. team that will take on Canada in the five-game Rivalry Series. Two games are scheduled for December and three are planned for February.