Feb. 5, 2003
Colorado Springs, CO - USA Hockey today announced the roster for the 2003 United States Women's National Team, which will compete in the International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship, to be held April 3-9 in Beijing, China. Brown's senior goaltender Pam Dreyer (Eagle River, AK) and senior forward/defender Kim Insalaco (Rochester, NY) were both named to the team. Former Brown star and two-time Olympian Katie King '97 (Salem, NH) was also selected. Brown, along with Providence and Harvard, had the most number of current and former players selected.
The announcement was made by USA Hockey President Walter L. Bush, Jr. (Edina, MN), International Council Chairman Ron DeGregorio (Salem, NH), Executive Director Doug Palazzari (Colorado Springs, CO) and U.S. Women's National Team Head Coach Ben Smith (Gloucester, MA).
Dreyer, the 2002 ECAC Championship MVP and two-time All-ECAC selection, currently boasts a 1.76 career goals against average with 1,492 saves and a .932 save percentage. This season, she has logged 1044:43 minutes in net with 405 saves and a .908 save percentage.
Insalaco currently ranks 14th on Brown's all-time scoring list with 37 goals and 54 assists for 106 points in 116 games. She was named to the ECAC All-Tournament Team last season after scoring three goals, including the game-winner in the ECAC Championship game in overtime. This season, Insalaco has one goal and ten assists for 11 points, playing in all 20 games for the Bears.
King is Brown's all-time leading scorer with 123 goals and 83 assists for 206 points, playing for the Bears from 1993-1997. She was the 1996-97 ECAC Player of the Year and a three-time First Team All-ECAC selection. King was a member of the 1998 Nagano and 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Team, helping lead Team USA to a gold and silver medal.
Team USA holds a 27-7-1 all-time record at the IIHF Women's World Championship, having earned silver medals in each of the seven tournaments since the event's inception in 1990.