Canada’s National Women’s Team is ready to open in Penticton




Team Canada set to take to the ice at South Okanagan Events Centre from March 19-25

CALGARY, Alta. – Canada’s National Women’s Team is ready to open its pre-IIHF Women’s World Championship camp in Penticton, B.C., from March 19-25, 2016 at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

On Monday, Canada will hit the ice for its first of two pre-competition games against the OHA Selects. All games and practices are free and open to the public in Penticton, and a complete pre-competition schedule can be found here.

Canada is playing host to the eight-team world championship hosted in Kamloops, B.C., from March 28-April 4, 2016. Team Canada will face-off against Sweden in a pre-tournament game on March 26 and opens the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship against the United States on March 28; it will also face Russia (March 29) and Finland (March 31) in preliminary-round action.

Both the bronze- and gold-medal games will be played April 4. A complete tournament schedule and information on how to purchase pre-tournament game and tournament tickets can be found on the Hockey Canada website.  

“This camp will provide a solid measuring stick for where our team sits heading into the competition,” said Laura Schuler, head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Team. “It gives us a great opportunity to build team chemistry and come together as a group as we prepare for the upcoming world championship on home ice.”


Canada’s roster includes three goaltenders, seven defensemen, and 13 forwards. It features 17 returning players from Canada’s 2015 world championship squad that won silver in Malmö, Sweden, along with 16 returnees from Canada’s 2015 4 Nations Cup team, and two players that will make their first appearance on the world championship stage.

Canada’s National Women’s Team roster for the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship includes:

  • 17 players who won a silver medal with Canada National Women’s Team at the 2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship (Bram, Clark, Davis, Fortino, Jenner, Johnston, Krzyzaniak, Lacquette, Larocque, Maschmeyer, Poulin, Rattray, Rougeau, Saulnier, Spooner, Wakefield, Watchorn);
  • 15 players who won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2015 4 Nations Cup in Sundsvall, Sweden (Agosta, Bram, Clark, Davis, Fortino, Howe, Krzyzaniak, Lacquette, Maschmeyer, Poulin, Rougeau, Saulnier, Spooner, Turnbull, Wakefield);
  • 16 players who won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2014 4 Nations Cup in Kamloops, B.C. (Bram, Clark, Fortino, Howe, Jenner, Johnston, Krzyzaniak, Larocque, Maschmeyer, Rattray, Rougeau, Saulnier, Spooner, Turnbull, Wakefield, Watchorn);
  • 13 players who won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia (Agosta, Jenner, Johnston, Fortino, Labonté, Larocque, Mikkelson, Poulin, Rougeau, Spooner, Wakefield, Watchorn, Wickenheiser);
  • Two players who will make their world championship debut at the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship (Howe, Turnbull).

Hockey Canada broadcast partner TSN will broadcast 11 tournament games, and RDS will air eight games, including all Team Canada match-ups. Please consult local listings for details.

The 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship is the 17th since the tournament’s 1990 inception. Canada’s National Women’s Team has appeared in every world championship gold medal game, winning 10 gold medals (1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2012) and six silver (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015).

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