FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – 2018 U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist and Professional Women’s Hockey Player Association (PWHPA) defender Megan Keller (Farmington, Mich.) will be holding a multi-faceted girls hockey camp at Suburban Ice Farmington Hills in Farmington Hills, Mich. from July 19-22, 2021.
Megan Keller’s Gold Medal Hockey Camp is designed specifically for girls ages 7-17 and the program will feature three key components: on-ice training, off-ice training and wellness, and a ‘Dreams & Goals Workshop,’ where Keller will share her experiences with adversity and her journey to the Olympics.
Proceeds from the camp will go toward growing girls hockey in Michigan.
“I’m excited to bring a girls hockey camp to the rink I grew up in and help teach the next generation of girls hockey players, both on and off the ice,” Keller said. “Having the proceeds go toward growing girls hockey was an important aspect for me.”
Pre-registration is required and is now open via MeganKellerHockeyCamp.com.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to host Megan’s camp at our facility,“ Suburban Ice Farmington Hills General Manager Geoff Bennetts said. “And having registrations ultimately help support the girls’ game in Michigan is just a fantastic bonus.”
Joining Keller’s staff of coaches are: Andie Anastos (Boston College), Makenna Newkirk (PWHPA), Jessica Convery (Trine University), Kirsten Padalis (Saint Lawrence University), Kristi Zink (Adrian College), Kortney Diaz (Adrian College) and Carrie Aprik (Oakland University/Team USA).
Keller, 24, grew up playing youth hockey in the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association for teams like the Farmington Hills Fire, Livonia Knights and HoneyBaked Hockey Club.
She then went on to play four seasons of NCAA D-I hockey with the Boston College Eagles. Keller led defenders across the NCAA with 29 assists and 39 points in 35 games in 2016-17 before posting 43 points in 38 games during her senior campaign in 2018-19. Keller was the 2019 Cammi Granato Award winner as Hockey East Player of the Year and a three-time Patty Kazmaier Award finalist (awarded to the top college hockey player).
On the international stage, Keller won a gold medal with the U.S. Women’s National Team in PyeongChang, South Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics. She has won three gold medals (2015-17) at the IIHF World Championship, as well.
Most recently, Keller has skated in the Secret Dream Gap Tour showcase with the PWHPA, where she became one of the first women to play a professional women’s game at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 28, 2020.