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Katelyn "Katy" Knoll remembers waiting by the door, eager to hit the ice for her next shift. All the forward from Amherst needed was for a Team USA penalty killer to have a chance to get to the bench for a line change. Only then would Knoll and her bundle of energy have a chance to potentially do her part to help her team triumph in the gold medal game of the IIHF World…

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Katelyn Knoll of Amherst had not registered a point in her first four games for Team USA in the IIHF U18 Women's World Championship. Then in Saturday's goal medal game, the Nichols School junior scored twice in the 9-3 victory for the U.S. over Sweden before 2,053 in Dmitrov, Russia. Knoll scored the first goal for the U.S. tying the game at 1-1, in the opening perio…

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Sweden's goalie Anna Amholt frustrated the U.S. with 58 saves, but the defending champion Americans broke through with an overtime goal by 15-year-old Makenna Webster in overtime to defeat the Swedes, 2-1, on the first day of the IIHF Under 18 women's championships in Moscow. Abigail Murphy, also 15, gave the U.S the lead with a goal with 14 seconds left in the first perio…

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Katy Knoll didn't think she had much of a chance being named to the United States Under-18 Women's National Hockey Team. The junior Nichols High School forward didn't advance from a June camp of 66 girls to an August camp at Lake Placid from which the roster is usually pulled. "I kind of thought I was almost out of the picture," she said. But she had a good fall w…