Hockey Canada announces rosters for National Women’s Development Team

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Hockey Canada announces rosters for National Women’s Development Team and National Women’s Under-18 Team

CALGARY, Alta. – Canada’s National Women’s Development Team and National Women’s Under-18 Team selection camps concluded with 22 players being named to the national development team and 23 chosen to represent the national under-18 team that will compete in a pair of three-game series against the United States this week.

The two teams, selected during summer camps held at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary as part of the Hockey Canada National Teams’ Summer Showcase this month, are headed to Lake Placid, N.Y., where they’ll each face off against their U.S. rivals Aug. 19-23. Both series against the United States will be used to evaluate players for potential invitations to Canada’s National Women’s Team Fall Festival from Sept. 13-20 in Calgary.

“We are coming off a strong, 10-day camp where we had the opportunity to evaluate these players on and off the ice,” said Melody Davidson, Hockey Canada’s general manager of national women’s team programs. “As our programs continue to grow, our selection decisions are made more difficult. These series in Lake Placid will be another step for these players to demonstrate they belong with our teams this season.”

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team features:

 

  • Three players who won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship in Buffalo, N.Y. (Agnew, Houston, O’Neill)
  • One player, Sophie Shirley (Saskatoon Stars) who participated in the 2015 Esso Cup, Canada’s National Female Midget Championship, in Red Deer, Alta.

 

  • Two players who won a gold medal with Quebec at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C. (Coulombe and Labrecque)

 

#
Name
Shoots
Height
Weight
Date of Birth
Hometown
Current Team
  Lindsay Agnew L 5’7” 140 03/09/1998 Oakville, Ont. Mississauga (PWHL)
  Jaime Bourbonnais R 5’7” 125 09/09/1998 Mississauga, Ont. Oakville (PWHL)
  Marie-Pier Coulombe L 5’5” 128 04/26/1998 Carignan, Que. De Mortagne (QCJD1)
  Codie Cross L 5’3″ 120 02/22/1998 Airdrie, Alta. Warner School (JWHL)
  Édith D’Astous-Moreau L 5’8” 146 08/13/1999 Laval, Que. Laval (QCME)
  Julia Edgar L 5’7” 140 06/02/1998 Oakville, Ont. Oakville (PWHL)
  Jalyn Elmes L 5’9” 168 04/13/1998 Brandon, Man. Yellowhead (MFMHL)
  Kayla Friesen L 5’8” 143 03/05/1998 Winnipeg, Man. St. Mary’s Academy (CAHS)
  Grace Graham R 5’8” 140 03/19/1998 Island View, N.B. Rothesay Netherwood School (CAHS)
  Anonda Hoppner L 5’11” 147 01/01/1998 Carp, Ont. Ottawa (PWHL)
  Ryleigh Houston R 5’4” 140 09/14/1998 Winnipeg, Man. Balmoral Hall School (JWHL)
  Victoria Howran L 5’9” 155 06/11/1998 Bancroft, Ont. Whitby (PWHL)
  Olivia Knowles R 5’9” 154 01/24/1999 Campbell River, B.C. Okanagan Hockey Academy (JWHL)
  Marika Labrecque L 5’5” 135 03/14/1998 Lac-Etchemin, Que. Est (LHFDQ)
  Emma Maltais L 5’4” 145 11/04/1999 Burlington, Ont. Oakville (PWHL)
  Stephanie Neatby R 5’11” 160 09/17/1998 Toronto, Ont. Toronto (PWHL)
  Kristin O’Neill L 5’4” 130 03/30/1998 Oakville, Ont. Stoney Creek (PWHL)
  Amy Potomak R 5’8” 148 06/25/1999 Aldergrove, B.C. Pursuit of Excellence (BCMAAA)
  Malia Schneider R 5’7” 159 10/03/1998 Millarville, Alta. Pursuit of Excellence (BCMAAA)
  Sophie Shirley R 5’8” 120 06/30/1999 Saskatoon, Sask. Saskatoon (SFMAAAHL)
  Tasza Tarnowski R 5’4” 137 02/21/1998 Embrun, Ont. Ottawa (PWHL)
  Saroya Tinker R 5’9” 151 02/17/1998 Oshawa, Ont. Durham West (PWHL)
  Daryl Watts L 5’6” 137 05/15/1999 Toronto, Ont. Toronto (PWHL)

CLICK HERE FOR CANADA’S NATIONAL WOMEN’S UNDER-18 TEAM SERIES VS. U.S. SCHEDULE

Following this series, which will be live-streamed on the game summary page at www.hockeycanada.ca, Hockey Canada scouts, along with the team’s coaching staff, will continue to evaluate players with their provincial and club teams during the 2015-16 season, including at the 2015 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Huntsville, Ont., from Nov. 4-8, in preparation for selecting the Canadian team that will compete at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship, Jan. 8-15, 2016, in St. Catharines, Ont.

“I feel really confident with what I’ve seen from these players over the last week; they are ready to work hard, and work together, to bring the best out of each other both on and off the ice,” said head coach Lisa Haley.

Canada’s National Women’s Development Team features:

  • Three players who won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship in Malmö, Sweden (Clark, Krzyzaniak, Maschmeyer)
  • Eight players who won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Development Team at the 2015 Nations Cup in Füssen, Germany (Bach, Dubois, Fast, Kohler, Lefort, MacAulay, Nurse, Stacey)
  • Two players who won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship in Buffalo, N.Y. (Hart, Potomak)

“This is an experienced team, and they’re ready to show us what they can do in Lake Placid,” said Dwayne Gylywoychuk, head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Development Team. “This series is important for us to continue our evaluation as we look towards selecting the players who will wear the Maple Leaf at the Nations Cup in January.”

Throughout the 2015-16 season, Hockey Canada scouts and the team’s coaching staff will continue to evaluate players with their club teams in preparation for selecting the Canadian team that will compete at the 2016 Nations Cup in Germany next January, as well as possible invites to camps and events with Canada’s National Women’s Team.

The development team will be the first to face the Americans in Lake Placid when it opens the series on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT. The under-18 team will open up its series against the United States on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.

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