Molly Jordan, a junior defenseman on the girls varsity ice hockey team, will compete at the 2022 International Ice Hockey Federation U18 Women’s World Championship in Madison, Wisconsin, June 6–13, as a member of the U.S. women’s national team.
Molly made the national team in October, and the international tournament originally was scheduled for January in Sweden until complications with COVID-19 forced the tournament’s postponement and relocation.
“It is an incredible honor to represent USA, and Molly has worked tirelessly to earn this opportunity,” said Loomis Chaffee head coach Liz Leyden. “It has been a long wait to play in this tournament, and to play on home soil with fans will make this an even more incredible experience. We are all rooting for her and Team USA.”
Molly will join 22 of the best 18-and-under players in the nation to represent the United States in the tournament. The last time the U18 World Championship took place, the United States knocked off Canada 2-1 in overtime in the championship game.
“I’m incredibly excited, honored, and grateful for the opportunity to represent my country and can’t wait for the chance to play with and compete with some of the best U18 women hockey players in the world. Hopefully I can contribute something to the team that will help us bring home the gold,” Molly said.
At Loomis, Molly was named to the All-New England Prep School Athletic Conference First Team for her efforts this winter season, during which the team made it to the quarterfinal round of the NEPSAC championship tournament.
More information about the tournament can be found on the USA Hockey website.