Muzerall skates way to Canadian summer camp

Minnesota senior forward Nadine Muzerall has been invited to the Canadian Hockey Association summer camp taking place Aug. 13-21 in Calgary, Alberta.
Muzerall joins a group of 41 other players who were invited. Included on the roster are 13 silver medalists from the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, and 18 members of the 2000 women’s world championship team.
The CHA camp is used for evaluating players who will represent Canada at international tournaments in 2000-2001. Muzerall hails from Mississauga, Ontario.
Muzerall is the only WCHA-women’s league player invited to the camp. Last season, Muzerall led the Gophers to the AWCHA national championship and ranked first in the nation with 49 goals.
For her efforts, Muzerall was a first-team All-WCHA and AWCHA all-tournament selection.
Schmitt places 13th
Three-time All-American and four-time Big Ten champion Aubrey Schmitt placed 13th in the shot put preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday.
Schmitt, a senior for the Gophers, threw 48-feet 11 3/4-inches in her third and final throw, failing to advance to the finals by a mere 9 1/4 inches.
The Hastings native placed sixth in the shot put at the NCAA championships earlier this summer with a throw of 51-7 1/4.
Twelve women advanced to the finals Sunday, led by three-time Olympian and 21-time national champion Connie Price-Smith. Price-Smith had a throw of 57-4 3/4.
Men’s hockey
The 44-player roster for the 2000 United States National Junior Team Evaluation Camp features 19 college hockey players, including five representatives from the Gophers.
Forwards Dan Welch and Jeff Taffe, along with defensemen Matt DeMarchi, Paul Martin and Ben Tharpe give Minnesota the largest contingent of players from any college hockey team.
The camp takes place Aug. 2-5 in Lake Placid, New York.
The players are competing for a spot on the United States squad that will compete at the USA Hockey Summer Challenge Aug. 7-12, and they will also be looked at to join the World Junior Championship team which will compete Dec. 26, 2000 through Jan. 5, 2001 in Russia.

— Compiled by staff reports