Minnesota Duluth defenseman Mikey Anderson, of Roseville, was named captain of the 2019 U.S. national junior team, USA Hockey announced Tuesday. His brother, Joey Anderson, was the team captain last year.
Defenseman Quinn Hughes and forward Josh Norris, Michigan teammates, were tabbed the alternate captains.
“Mikey, Quinn and Josh all carry tremendous leadership traits that make them respected by both the players and the staff and we’re fortunate to have them leading the United States at this year’s World Junior Championship,” said Minnesota State Mankato’s Mike Hastings, head coach of the U.S. team. “This is a real close-knit group that has the chance to build on USA Hockey’s growing legacy in this tournament.”
Team USA will play Slovakia at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Victoria, British Columbia, in its first tournament game.
U’s Bell honored
For the third time this season and the seventh time in her career, Gophers senior guard Kenisha Bell was named to the Big Ten’s weekly honor roll. She scored a season-high 28 points as the No. 13 Minnesota won 91-71 win over Rhode Island on Saturday.
Bell also had a season-best nine assists and added seven rebounds. Bell was 9-for-14 from the field and 10-for-12 at the free throw line.
For the season, Bell is averaging a team-high 19.5 points, 4.5 assists and 2.6 steals per game. She is also third on the team with 5.9 rebounds per game. Bell stands fourth in the nation in free throw attempts (93) and 12th in free throws made (63).