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Laguna Hills’ Pankowski named to U.S. Women’s National Team

 

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Laguna Hills native and former Anaheim Lady Ducks forward Annie Pankowski has been named to the roster for the U.S. Women’s National Team that will compete in the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship.

The tournament runs March 28-April 4 at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops, British, Columbia.

Pankowski is wrapping up her sophomore season at NCAA Division I University of Wisconsin, currently ranked No. 3 in the nation.

The U.S. is the defending champion and has played Canada in the gold medal game in all 16 of the previous events, capturing the event’s top prize a total of six times (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015), including five of the last six tournaments.