DeGeorge only Alaskan invited to U.S. women’s national camp

October 21, 2020
Clair DeGeorge hockey

Clair DeGeorge

Clair DeGeorge of Anchorage is headed to the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team Evaluation Camp at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota.

The 21-year-old was among 53 players invited – the only one from Alaska.

DeGeorge is a senior forward at NCAA D1 Bemidji State University, where she is knocking on the door of the school’s top 10 for all-time points and assists.

She grew up playing for the Alaska All-Stars and has been in the USA Hockey player pool since the Under-18 level.

The camp is set for Oct. 25-31 and is part of the process to select the U.S. roster for the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship in Nova Scotia.

Of the 53 invited players, 17 were part of the gold medal-winning 2019 U.S. team and 14 were members of the 2018 gold medal-winning Olympic team.

Last year, DeGeorge was one of six newcomers selected by USA Hockey to compete against Canada in the opening two games of the annual rivalry series.

Clair DeGeorge hockey

DeGeorge has played for U.S. National age-group teams every year since 2016.

In the summer of 2018, she played for the U22 national team that swept Canada in a three-game series.

In the series finale, DeGeorge bagged a goal to highlight a 2-1 victory after she redirected a one-timer on the power play in the final minute of the first period.

At Bemidji State, she owns 23-44-67 scoring totals in 108 games.

Last season, she scored two goals to power a 3-2 upset victory over No. 1 Wisconsin.

Two weeks later, she set a school record with two goals in an 11-second span to spark a 3-1 win over Minnesota State.