Coaching staff for Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team

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CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada has named the coaching staff for Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team and Canada’s National Women’s Development Team for the 2015-16 season.

Each coaching staff was selected by Melody Davidson, Hockey Canada’s general manager of national women’s team programs, in consultation with Tom Renney, Hockey Canada’s chief executive officer, and Scott Smith, Hockey Canada’s chief operating officer.

“Our development and under-18 women’s teams are key stepping stones to representing the country as part of the National Women’s Team,” said Davidson. “We’re confident that our coaching staff selected will move these programs forward, not only developing the players as hockey players but as people.  We’re looking forward to watching the growth of both programs through our camps, series against the United States, and winter competitions.”  

Canada’s National Women’s Development Team

Dwayne Gylywoychuk (Winnipeg/Hockey Manitoba) will lead Canada’s National Women’s Development Team, with assistant coaches Darren Turcotte (North Bay, Ont./Nipissing, OUA) and Delaney Collins (Pilot Mound, Man./Mercyhurst, CHA) and goaltending coach Amanda Mazzotta (London, Ont./Hockey Canada)

Gylywoychuk won gold at the 2014 Nations Cup as head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Development Team, and served as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2014 Four Nations Cup, winning gold. As an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, he won gold at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Under-18 Championship.

Turcotte is currently the head coach for Nipissing University and served as an assistant coach for Canada’s National Women’s Development Team during the 2014-15 summer selection camp. As a player, he was drafted in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers and played 11 seasons in the NHL with New York, Hartford, Winnipeg, San Jose, St. Louis and Nashville.

Collins played for Canada’s National Women’s Team from 1999-2011, capturing three gold medals (2007, 2004, 2000) and a silver medal in 2008 at the IIHF Women’s World Championship. As an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team she won silver at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship. Collins currently serves as an assistant coach at Mercyhurst University.

Mazzotta won silver as Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team’s goalie coach at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s Under-18 World Championship. As a player she won silver with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2008 IIHF Women’s Under-18 World Championship.

Hockey Canada also announced the support staff that will work with Canada’s National Women’s Development Team, including:

  • video coach Candice Moxley (Markham, Ont./Buffalo State, ECAC)
  • therapist Diane Ouimet (Halifax/Halifax, QMJHL)
  • Dr. Alin Cristurean (Calgary/Hockey Canada)
  • strength and conditioning coach Jeff Osadec (Calgary/CSI Calgary)
  • mental skills coach Lori Dithurbide (Halifax/CSI Atlantic)
  • equipment manager Scott Cyr (Saskatoon, Sask./Saskatchewan, CWUAA)

Canada’s National Women’s Development Team will hold a selection camp in Calgary from Aug. 6-16, 2015, followed by a three-game series against the United States’ Women’s Under-22 Select Team from Aug. 20-23 in Lake Placid, N.Y. The development team will also participate at the Nations Cup in Germany in January 2016.

CLICK HERE FOR CANADA’S NATIONAL WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT TEAM SUMMER CAMP COACHING STAFF

 

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team

Lisa Haley (Westville, N.S./Ryerson, OUA) has been named head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, along with assistant coaches Greg Fargo (Kingston, Ont./Colgate, ECAC) and Britni Smith (Port Perry, Ont./Clarkson, ECAC), and goaltending coach Perry Wilson (Lasalle, Ont./Windsor, OUA).

Haley won gold as an assistant coach for Canada’s National Women’s Team during the 2013-14 season at the 2014 Winter Olympics. She won one gold medal (2012) and three silver medals (2013, 2011, 2008) as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the IIHF Women’s World Championship. With Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, she won gold as an assistant coach at the 2010 IIHF Women’s Under-18 World Championship. Haley currently serves as the head coach of women’s hockey at Ryerson University.

Fargo has been the head coach of women’s hockey at Colgate University since 2012. He served as an assistant coach at Canada’s National Women’s Development Team summer camp during the 2014-15 season. 

Smith was an assistant coach at Canada’s National Women’s Team camp during the 2014-15 season and recently completed her first season as assistant coach at Clarkson University. As a player, she captured the 2014 Clarkson Cup with the CWHL’s Toronto Furies and won three gold medals with Canada’s National Women’s Development Team at the MLP Cup (2010, 2008, 2007).

Wilson was the goaltending coach at Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 team selection camp in 2014. He won gold as goalie coach for Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2012 IIHF Women’s World Championship and also with the National Women’s Development Team’s at the 2010 MLP Cup. 

Hockey Canada also announced the support staff that will work with Canada’s National Women’s Team, including:

  • video coach W. Adam Tresoor (Edmonton/Hockey Alberta)
  • therapist Emma Jack (London, Ont./Hockey Canada)
  • Dr. Wanda Millard (London, Ont./Hockey Canada)
  • massage therapist Brandy Osborne (Kelowna, B.C./Hockey Canada)
  • mental skills coach Sommer Christie (Ottawa/CSI Calgary)
  • equipment manager Serge Leblanc (Moncton, N.B./Moncton, AUS)

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team will hold a selection camp in Calgary from Aug. 6-16, 2015, followed by a three-game series against the United States’ Women’s Under-18 Select Team from Aug. 20-23 in Lake Placid, N.Y.

CLICK HERE FOR CANADA’S NATIONAL WOMEN’S UNDER-18 TEAM SUMMER CAMP COACHING STAFF

The 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s Championship will take place from Jan. 8-15, 2016 in St. Catharines, Ont.

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