Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team Announced

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CANADAS NATIONAL WOMENS UNDER 18 TEAM

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Friday the 23 players that will compete for Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship, taking place Jan. 5-12 in Buffalo, N.Y.

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team includes three goaltenders, seven defencemen and 13 forwards. The roster features Micah Hart (Saanichton, B.C./Okanagan Hockey Academy, JWHL), Samantha Cogan (Ottawa, Ont./Nepean, PWHL), and Sarah Potomak(Aldergrove, B.C./Pursuit of Excellence, Midget AAA), who return after winning a gold medal at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship in Budapest, Hungary last March.

The final roster also includes 19 players (Agnew, Boissonnault, Cogan, Coutu-Godbout, Eastwood, Gebhard, Hart, Higham, Houston, Hunt, Jackson, Labbe, McGill, O’Neill, Potomak,  Pozzebon, Quaranta, Sucharda, Tse) who were on Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team for a three-game series against the United States, which took place in Calgary last August. Canada won the series, earning victories in two of the three games at the Markin MacPhail Centre.

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team roster also includes:

  • four players who participated in the 2014 IIHF Women’s High Performance Camp in Vierumäki, Finland in July (Campbell, Gebhard, Houston, Hunt);
  • four players who attended Canada’s National Women’s Fall Festival in Calgary in September (Agnew, Hart, Cogan, Potomak).

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team roster, by province:

 

  • Ontario – 10 (Agnew, Cogan, Eastwood, Field, McGill, O’Neill, Pozzebon, Quaranta, Sucharda, Tse)
  • Manitoba – four (Campbell, Higham, Houston, Hunt)
  • Quebec – three (Coutu-Godbout, Giguère, Matteau)
  • British Columbia – two (Hart, Potomak)
  • Alberta – one (Labbe)
  • New Brunswick – one (Boissonault)
  • Nova Scotia – one (Jackson)
  • Saskatchewan – one (Gebhard)

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team was assembled by Melody Davidson, general manager of national women’s team programs, and Hockey Canada’s team of scouts, along with head coach Cassandra Turner, assistant coaches Jackie Friesen, Delaney Collins and Noémie Marin, and goaltending coach Amanda Mazzotta.

“We are thrilled with the players that have been selected for this year’s team; the 23 players chosen for Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team will represent our country with passion, pride and purpose,” Turner said. “We’re looking forward to having the squad together in London, Ont., for pre-competition camp as we work towards defending the gold medal in Buffalo, N.Y.”

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team will be on the ice in London, Ont., for pre-competition camp from Dec. 28, 2014 to Jan. 3, 2015. Canada will face the Carleton University women’s hockey team in two pre-tournament games on Jan. 1 and Jan. 2.

Canada plays its first game at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship against the United States at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT on Monday, Jan. 5, and will also take on Russia and the Czech Republic in the preliminary round. The gold medal game is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Monday, Jan. 12.

 

 

Goaltenders

#
Name
Pos.
Shoots
Height
Weight
Date of Birth
Hometown
Current Team
  Marlène Boissonnault G L/G 5’10” 171 06/19/1997 Dundee, N.B. Rothesay Netherwood School (CAHS)
  Kristen Campbell G L/G 5’10” 176 11/30/1997 Brandon, Man. Shaftesbury Academy (CAHS)
  Carly Jackson G L/G 5’5” 146 06/23/1997 Amherst, N.S. Cumberland County (NSJHL)

Defense

#
Name
Pos.
Shoots
Height
Weight
Date of Birth
Hometown
Current Team
  Lindsay Eastwood D L/G 6’0” 176 01/14/1997 Ottawa, Ont. Nepean (PWHL)
  Micah Hart D L/G 5’8” 152 01/13/1997 Saanichton, B.C. Okanagan Hockey Academy (JWHL)
  Melissa Hunt D L/G 5’4” 146 02/11/1997 Hartney, Man. Westman (MFMHL)
  Alyson Matteau D L/G 5’10” 180 12/17/1997 Blainville, Que. Northwood School (USHS)
  Josiane Pozzebon D L/G 5’5” 131 03/25/1997 Bourget, Ont. Nepean (PWHL)
  Stephanie Sucharda D R/D 5’8” 143 03/11/1997 Mississauga, Ont. Mississauga (PWHL)
  Kaitlin Tse D L/G 5’7” 148 06/25/1997 Toronto, Ont. Toronto (PWHL)

Forward

#
Name
Pos.
Shoots
Height
Weight
Date of Birth
Hometown
Current Team
  Lindsay Agnew F L/G 5’7” 138 03/09/1998 Oakville, Ont. Mississauga (PWHL)
  Samantha Cogan F L/G 5’8” 162 07/07/1997 Ottawa, Ont. Nepean (PWHL)
  Sarah-Eve Coutu-Godbout F L/G 5’7” 131 06/16/1997 Rouyn-Noranda, Que. Limoilou (CEGEP)
  Madison Field F R/D 5’8” 174 04/08/1997 Oakville, Ont. Oakville (PWHL)
  Jaycee Gebhard F L/G 5’3” 125 06/02/1997 Plenty, Sask. Notre Dame (JWHL)
  Élizabeth Giguère F R/D 5’9” 158 05/08/1997 Quebec City, Que. Limoilou (CEGEP)
  Christian Higham F R/D 5’6” 140 10/04/1997 Winnipeg, Man. St. Mary’s Academy (CAHS)
  Ryleigh Houston F R/D 5’4” 138 09/14/1998 Winnipeg, Man. Balmoral Hall School (JWHL)
  Shae Labbe F R/D 5’6” 172 01/06/1997 Calgary, Alta. Warner School (JWHL)
  Rhyen McGill F L/G 5’7” 136 10/28/1997 Whitby, Ont. Whitby (PWHL)
  Kristin O’Neill F L/G 5’4” 125 03/30/1998 Oakville, Ont. Stoney Creek (PWHL)
  Sarah Potomak F L/G 5’5” 140 12/19/1997 Aldergrove, B.C. Pursuit of Excellence (Midget AAA)
  Sarah Quaranta F R/D 5’5” 134 02/18/1997 Niagara Falls, Ont. Stoney Creek (PWHL)

 

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