Potter, Chu to Selection Camp

     Former Olympic hockey forwards Jenny Potter of Edina, Minn., and Julie Chu of Fairfield, Conn., are among 41 candidates invited to the 2010 U.S. Olympic women’s selection camp Aug. 18-24 in Blaine, Minn. A complete roster is here.

     Potter, 30, the oldest invited player and former Minnesota Duluth center, competed in the Winter Games of 1998, 2002 and 2006. Chu, who played at Harvard and was a UMD assistant coach, competed in 2002 and 2006.

     The selection-camp roster includes nine Minnesotans and five players from Wisconsin, and 12 athletes who played in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association last season. A national team roster will be announced by USA Hockey on Aug. 24 and a final 21-player Olympic roster will be named in mid-December. The 2010 Winter Games are Feb. 12-28 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

     Olympic head coach Mark Johnson, the University of Wisconsin women’s coach, has five members of his 2009 NCAA championship team on the selection camp roster, including 2009 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winning goalie Jessie Vetter of Cottage Grove, Wis.

     The U.S. national team has a 10-game pre-Olympic schedule beginning with a meeting Sept. 25 with a WCHA All-Star team at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center.