Steve Cunha – Dartmouth College
August 19, 2013, CALGARY, Alberta (ISN) – After a strong performance during Canada’s National Development Team Selection Camp last week, Dartmouth’s Laura Stacey has been selected as one of nine forwards for the National Women’s Under-22 Team.
Stacey was part of a group of 40 players invited to attend the week-long camp (Aug. 10-18) at the Markin MacPhail Centre, Hockey Canada’s home arena at Canada Olympic Park.
During the camp, players took part in several practices and intrasquad games, as well as off-ice dryland training, fitness testing and high-performance classroom sessions. Stacey impressed and was tabbed as one of 13 players selected to join the 27 senior team members who will centralize with Canada’s National Women’s Team in Calgary for training to prepare for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
During the camp, the players split into two teams for intrasquad contests. In game two of the series, Stacey scored the game-winner 44 seconds into overtime to lead Black to a 5-4 victory over White. The Big Green winger ended the festivities early in the extra frame, taking a pass from Jamie Lee Rattray and beating White goaltender Chloé Desjardins for the winner.
Stacey joins a roster that is heavily dominated by ECAC Hockey standouts. Clarkson had a trio of skaters while Quinnipiac, Dartmouth, Cornell, Princeton and Harvard each have one player on the U-22 roster.
The 13 members of the U-22 team will take to the ice to join with Canada’s National Women’s Team for Canada’s National Women’s Program Red-White Series, Aug. 21-24.