Hockey Canada announced Monday the coaching staffs

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July 8,2014(ISN) – CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Monday the coaching staffs for both
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team and Canada’s National Women’s Development
Team for the 2014-15 season.

Both coaching staffs were selected by Melody Davidson (Oyen, Alta.), Hockey Canada’s
general manager of national women’s team programs, in consultation with Scott Smith
(Bathurst, N.B.), Hockey Canada’s chief operating officer, and Hockey Canada’s
regional scouts.

“Our success at the Olympic Winter Games had its foundation with the under-18 and
development programs, where 19 of the 21 members of our gold medal-winning team got
their start,” said Davidson. “We are very pleased with the quality of both coaching
staffs, and know that they will provide these teams with great leadership.”

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team

Cassandra Turner (Campbellford, Ont./Quinnipiac University, ECAC) has been named
head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, along with assistant coaches
Delaney Collins (Pilot Mound, Man./Mercyhurst University, CHA) and Jackie Friesen
(Regina, Sask./University of Wisconsin, WCHA).

Turner, 33, helped Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team to a gold medal at the
2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship in Budapest, Hungary, as an
assistant coach. The native of Campbellford, Ont., was also an assistant coach with
Canada at the 2011 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship, winning a silver medal. She
has just completed her third season as associate head coach of the women’s hockey
team at Quinnipiac University. Turner is a Team Canada alumnus, having played with
Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team from 1999-2003.

Collins, 37, played for Canada’s National Women’s Team from 1999-2011, capturing
three gold medals (2000, 2004, 2007) and two silver medals (2005, 2008) at the IIHF
Women’s World Championship. The native of Pilot Mound, Man., also played for
Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team in 1998-99. Collins currently serves as an
assistant coach at Mercyhurst University.

Friesen, 30, played with Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team from 2001-04,
helping Canada win the U22 Air Canada Cup in both 2003 and 2004. The native of
Regina, Sask., serves as an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin (WCHA).

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team will hold a selection camp in Calgary from
Aug. 8-17, 2014, followed by a three-game series against the United States’ Women’s
Under-18 Select Team on Aug. 21, 22 and 24. Canada will defend its world title at
the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s Championship from Jan. 5-12, 2015 in Buffalo,
N.Y.

 

Canada’s National Women’s Development Team

Dwayne Gylywoychuk (Winnipeg, Man.) will serve as head coach of Canada’s National
Women’s Development Team, with assistant coaches Amanda Benoit-Wark (Welland,
Ont./Ridley College, NAPHA) and Cara Morey (Hensall, Ont./Princeton University,
ECAC).

Gylywoychuk, 41, was an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team
at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship in Budapest, Hungary,
winning a gold medal. The native of Winnipeg, Man., was the head coach of the WHL’s
Brandon Wheat Kings for the 2012-13 season, after nine seasons as an assistant coach
with the organization. He will also serve as an assistant coach with Canada’s
National Women’s Team under Doug Derraugh this season.

Benoit-Wark, 38, played with Canada’s National Women’s Team from 1998-2002,
capturing gold at the 1999 IIHF World Women’s Championship, and was centralized as a
member of Canada’s National Women’s Team prior to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The
native of Welland, Ont., is the head coach of the women’s hockey team at Ridley
College in St. Catharines, Ont.

Morey, 35, played with Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team in 1999-2000. The
native of Hensall, Ont., serves as an assistant coach at Princeton University.

Canada’s National Women’s Development Team will hold a selection camp in Calgary
from Aug. 8-17, 2014, followed by a three-game series against the United States’
Women’s Under-22 Select Team on Aug. 21, 22 and 24. The development team will also
participate in the 2015 Meco Cup in Germany in January 2015.