August 7-14, 2016 the NA Stars sent two teams to compete in the Czech Hockey Challenge Cup!
We will be joined by Prague native Adela Blahovcova who will act as group tour guide! My name is Adela Blahovcova. I am 26 years old and I am from Prague. During my university studies, I gained experience as a Bootcamp trainer and I worked as a Nike running trainer. Since 2009, I have been a swimming instructor, personal trainer and group trainer of B.O.S.U., Nike Training Club, cross training, mobility and strength training and F.I.T.T. training. I got my bachelor´s degree in 2012 in Special Education and Sports and Education at Charles University in Prague. In 2015 I got my master's degree at the Faculty of Sports and Education at Charles University in Prague. I gained experiences as a sales associate at The Brick Running & Tri Store in Danville, Virginia. As well as group fitness instructor at YMCA in Danville, VA.
Janka Hlinka, Middlebury College- Janka played hockey and was assistant captain at Greenwich Academy. She played for the Mid-Fairfield Connecticut Stars in high school before taking a post graduate year at Choate Rosemary Hall. She is currently a sophomore center at Middlebury College.
Alexandra Krez, Colgate University- Alexandra previously played defense for the New Jersey Colonials. She helped her team win the Atlantic District Championships and various tournaments including the NAHA tournament and the Pittsburgh Girls Thanksgiving Classic. Her team also attended USA National Championship. She currently attends Colgate University where she plays on the club hockey team.
Bailee Goodon, SUNY Oswego- Bailee is a senior forward playing at SUNY Oswego where she majors in Psychology with a Forensic Science and Athletic Coaching minor. Before attending SUNY Oswego she played for the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna, BC.
Alexa Aramburu, SUNY Oswego- Alexa is originally from Glen Rock, N.J. and is currently a junior forward at SUNY Oswego. In her previous two seasons with the Lakers she was a consistent goal scorer and was named Oswego State Female Athlete of the Week in her sophomore year.
Keira Goin, Utica College- Keira is a junior from Dobbs Ferry, NY. As a freshman goalie she was name to the ECAC West All-Rookie Team. She appeared in 20 games her sophomore year with 500 saves and two shutouts.
Melissa Ames, SUNY Plattsburgh- Melissa is a junior from Rochester, N.Y. In her first two season she played in 54 games contributing 18 points including 5 game-winning goals.
Chantayne Wilchewski, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology- Chantayne is a sophomore at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology where she majors in Civil Engineering with a focus in Construction Management. Originally from Kelowna, BC, she played Tier 1 hockey with the Thompson Okanagan Rockets before attending the Okanagan Hockey Academy in Penticton, BC and playing in the U19 JWHL.
Denisa Krizova, Northeastern University
Emily Smith, Thayer Academy- My goals in hockey have remained consistent; to compete and be successful playing at the highest level possible. What I bring to the rink is a desire to win every time I step on the ice. Win as a team, lose as a team. I love the game, it's that simple. I will play hard for my team. I know scoring goals isn't easy at this level, they come and go, my job on the ice is simple; keep my team in a position to win! I consider myself an aggressive and vocal goalie, with a competent glove and blocker. You could consider me a hybrid. I prefer to move in the crease in a fluid motion following the play of the game, and use butterfly style when needed. My current teams: Thayer Academy, Baystate Breakers tier 1 U19, and the South Shore Eagle Midgets.
Maddie Schultz, Team South Dakota- Maddie is a sophomore at Stevens High School in Rapid City, South Dakota. She currently plays for the Rushmore Thunder and looks forward to the opportunities hockey provides to meet new people, see new places, and make new friends.
Kimberly Dunn, Arch-Bishop Williams- Kim is currently a sophomore at Arch-Bishop Williams High School in Braintree, Massachusetts. She has played defense for the Lady Bishops for the past 2 seasons. Kim has enjoyed playing hockey for 9 years and has met some wonderful people along the way. She is excited to see what comes next!
Mackenzie Schultz, Team South Dakota- Mackenzie is a junior at Stevens High School in Rapid City, South Dakota where she plays for the Rushmore Thunder. Her favorite thing about hockey is constantly learning new strategy and skills about the game she loves while meeting new people.
Mary Kate Clougherty, Arch Bishop Williams- Mary Kate is a freshman defender at Arch Bishop Williams High School. She has helped to lead her town team, the Boch Blazers tier I U16, and the U19 Scorpions summer league teams to championships.
Christina Meucci, Thayer Academy- Christina is currently a freshman at Thayer Academy in Braintree, Massachusetts. She has been on the varsity team since 8th grade and has played right wing for the Tigers in the past two season. Christina has been playing hockey for 8 years and helped to lead her town team, the Boch Blazers tier I U16, and the U19 Scorpions summer league teams to championships.
Kelly Matthews, Arch Bishop Williams- Kelly is a sophomore forward at Arch Bishop Williams High School and the MA Spitfires U16T1 Team. She attended the national development camp summer 2015 and is grateful for all the opportunities hockey has given her.
Megan Powers, Marshfield Rams- Megan is a freshman defender at Marshfield High School. She was the only freshman selected to the SEMGHL All Star Game where she scored the game winning goal. In the off season Megan plays for the U16 Bay State Breakers and U19 Scorpions.
Kyleigh Timcoe, Marshfield Rams- Kyleigh is a three sport athlete playing varsity Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, and Field Hockey. She is currently entering her sixth year playing for the Bay State Breakers. She is a freshman Honors student at Marshfield High School and participates in Student Council and Key Club.
We will be joined by seven Czech National Team players!