Women’s Hockey: Compher named to Team USA for Rivalry Series

HARTFORD – Junior forward Jesse Compher of the Boston University women’s hockey team was one of 23 skaters named to Team USA’s roster for the first two games of its Rivalry Series with Canada, USA Hockey announce Friday afternoon.

Compher and redshirt senior captain Sammy Davis were invited to USA Hockey’s women’s winter training camp, which took place this week at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., beginning on Monday and ending on Friday.

“Every time you put on that jersey, it’s an unbelievable feeling,” Compher said ahead of training camp. “So, I’m excited to get back out there with those girls.”

After returning from an injury that saw her miss the first nine games of the season, Compher has 13 points in eight games, including a five-game point streak with 12 points (6g, 6a) in that span.

Last spring, Compher won gold with the U.S. at the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship, notching an assist in five games. As a sophomore in the 2018-19 campaign, the Northbrook, Ill., native recorded 17-44-61 totals, leading Hockey East and ranking third nationally, which was enough to be named a second team All-American and earn a unanimous selection as a Hockey East First Team All-Star.

Former Terriers Victoria Bach and Marie-Philip Poulin were named to Team Canada’s roster and will participate in the series as well.

The first game of the Rivalry Series will be held Saturday night at 7:00 pm at the XL Center and can be seen on NBC Sports Network. The second game will take place in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, on Tuesday Dec. 17.

Author: Patrick Donnelly

Patrick is a junior majoring in journalism and minoring in public relations at Boston University’s College of Communication. Patrick is a co-director and the hockey editor at WTBU Sports. He aims to cover the NHL and the Boston Bruins for a living and to become a hockey insider. From Lynn, Massachusetts, Patrick is a graduate of Malden Catholic High School (’18) and is a huge Boston sports fan, avid golfer, and hockey fanatic. His favorite teams and athletes include, the Bruins, the New England Patriots, Tiger Woods, and Mark Scheifele. Co-host of the podcast, The Duck Boat Report, at WTBU Sports, and writer for Black ‘N Gold Hockey. He writes columns on the PGA, Bruins, and NHL for WTBU Sports. Patrick is also a Francis Ouimet Scholar. Find his author page at WTBU Sports, follow him on Twitter @PatDonn12, and check out his portfolio (patrickdonnellyportfolio.wordpress.com).

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