Former Jr. King Barnes invited to USA Hockey Women's National Festival

Former Los Angeles Jr. King Cayla Barnes, a defenseman, was one of 69 players invited to the upcoming USA Hockey Women's National Festival, which will take place from Aug. 12-16 in Lake Placid, N.Y.

The Festival will be used to select the 22-player rosters for a pair of series against Canada held simultaneously from Aug. 21-24 in Calgary at Canada Olympic Park. The U.S. entries will feature an under-18 team and 22-and-under team.

Barnes, a 1999 birth year from Corona, played last season as a freshman at New Hampton School in New Hampshire.

The rosters for the U.S. Women's Select Teams (U18 and 22U) that will play Canada from Aug. 21-24 in Calgary, will be announced on Aug. 17; the two teams will practice in Lake Placid on Aug. 17-18 prior to heading to Canada.