2014 Team to be anchored by four members of the 2010 Delhi Team

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June 24,2014(ISN) – Ottawa – Field Hockey Canada and Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) today
confirmed the athletes and coaches named to Team Canada for the XXth
Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland in July.

The Canadian women’s team has been nearly entirely renewed at the end of the
last Olympic cycle, with four players returning from the group that played
in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi: Thea Culley (Rossland, BC), team
captain Kate Gillis (Kingston, ON), Abigail Raye (Kelowna, BC), and Kristine
Wishart (Hamilton, ON).

“Field hockey at the Commonwealth Games is rich in history and incredibly
competitive,” says Team Canada Chef de Mission, Chantal Petitclerc. “With
many of the top teams in the world in attendance in Glasgow, Canada is sure
to face some tough matches, but I am sure they will hold their own against
the experienced international teams they will face.”

Also included in the roster are veteran defender Danielle Hennig (Kelowna,
BC), a 2013 Pan American Elite Team nominee, and Hannah Haughn (North
Vancouver, BC), who at 19 years-old has already amassed 62 caps for Canada.

“The Commonwealth Games are a significant milestone in any athlete’s
career,” said Coach Ian Rutledge. “We now have a final group that will do
its part to represent our program and country with pride.”

“The strength of the team is its ability to relentlessly pursue our goals in
a united fashion,” continued Coach Rutledge. “While we have a significantly
youthful team, I have always been impressed by the group’s ability to
continually rise to the occasion and showcase their talents against some of
the best teams in the world.”

In goal, the tandem of Kaitlyn Williams (White Rock, BC) and Lauren Logush
(Richmond Hill, ON) will look to backstop Canada to success in Glasgow.

“The Commonwealth Games is a benchmark event for our Women’s National
Program,” said Jeff Sauvé, CEO of Field Hockey Canada. “The Games present an
opportunity to battle some of the best Nations in the world. Even more than
that, it is an opportunity for a fearless group of our best athletes to
validate the commitment they make to a daily training environment.”

A team of 267 athletes and close to 100 coaches and support staff will be in
Glasgow, Canada’s largest Team ever fielded for a non-home Games. The
entire Canadian Team will be officially announced by Commonwealth Games
Canada in July 2014.

“Congratulations to the players who will make up the Canadian women’s field
hockey team at the Commonwealth Games,” said the Honourable Bal Gosal,
Minister of State (Sport). “I look forward to seeing this team excel on the
pitch in Glasgow, as our teams have done so often before.”

The Women’s Team nominated by Field Hockey Canada to Team Canada for the
2014 Commonwealth Games includes:

Name Position/Caps
Hometown

Jessica Barnett Defender/29
North Vancouver, BC

Thea Culley Forward/106
Rossland, BC

Kate Gillis Forward/103
Kingston, ON

Hannah Haughn Midfield/62
North Vancouver, BC

Danielle Hennig Defender/67
Kelowna, BC

Karli Johansen Defender/16
North Vancouver, BC

Lauren Logush Goalkeeper/15
Richmond Hill, ON

Sara McManus Defender/56
Tsawwassen, BC

Abigail Raye Defender/104
Kelowna, BC

Ponam Sandhu Forward/29
Vancouver, BC

Maddie Secco Midfield/31
Victoria, BC

Brienne Stairs Forward/48
Kitchener, ON

Holly Stewart Forward/10
North Vancouver, BC

Kaelan Watson Defender/19
Richmond, BC

Kaitlyn Williams Goalkeeper/37
White Rock, BC

Kristine Wishart Midfield/67
Hamilton, ON

Head Coach: Ian Rutledge

Assistant Coach: Robin D’Abreo

Manager Krista Thompson

Physiotherapist: Elliot Usher

Video Analyst: Stefanie Sloboda

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be held from July 23rd to August
3rd, 2014, and will be the largest ever multi-sport event held on Scottish
soil.