Canada has unveiled the 23 players who will wear the Maple Leaf for the final three Rivalry Series games on the West Coast, beginning with a Feb. 3 match-up in Victoria.

Hockey Canada has named 23 of the country’s top players to Canada’s National Women’s Team for the final three games of the Rivalry Series, Feb. 3-8 in Victoria and Vancouver, B.C., and Anaheim, Calif.

 

Canada’s roster was selected by head coach Troy Ryan (Spryfield, N.S.) and Gina Kingsbury (Rouyn-Noranda, Que.), director of women’s national teams, with support from head scout Melody Davidson (Oyen, Alta.) and Hockey Canada’s regional scouts.

 

The roster features 19 players who participated in the first two games of the series in Hartford, Conn., and Moncton, N.B., in December (Bach, Clark, Daoust, Desbiens, Fast, Fortino, Gabel, Jenner, Johnston, Lacasse, Larocque, Maschmeyer, Mikkelson, Nurse, Poulin, Rougeau, Saulnier, Spooner, Turnbull).

 

“The Rivalry Series games in December gave our coaches and staff another opportunity to evaluate our players and assess the depth of our roster, while seeing where we are in terms of competitiveness against our strongest rival,” said Kingsbury. “We mutually agreed with USA Hockey not to include any student-athletes for these three games, and with that in mind have assembled a veteran line-up that will once again prove to be competitive against the United States. We will continue to evaluate our full group as we look towards competing at the world championship in Halifax.”

Canadian Roster

Goaltenders
31 Geneviève Lacasse L/G 5’8” 147 05/05/89 Kingston, Ont.
35 Ann-Renée Desbiens L/G 5’9” 160 04/10/94 La Malbaie, Que.
38 Emerance Maschmeyer L/G 5’6” 141 05/10/94 Bruderheim, Alta.
Defence
3 Jocelyne Larocque L/G 5’6” 140 05/19/88 Ste. Anne, Man.
4 Brigette Lacquette R/D 5’7” 180 10/11/92 Mallard, Man.
5 Lauriane Rougeau L/G 5’8” 166 04/12/90 Beaconsfield, Que.
8 Laura Fortino L/G 5’4” 144 01/30/91 Hamilton, Ont.
12 Meaghan Mikkelson R/D 5’9” 150 01/04/85 St. Albert, Alta.
14 Renata Fast R/D 5’6” 144 10/06/94 Burlington, Ont.
23 Erin Ambrose R/D 5’5” 132 04/30/94 Keswick, Ont.
Forwards
6 Rebecca Johnston L/G 5’9” 148 09/24/89 Sudbury, Ont.
7 Laura Stacey R/D 5’10” 143 05/05/94 Kleinburg, Ont.
11 Jill Saulnier L/G 5’5” 144 03/07/92 Halifax, N.S.
15 Mélodie Daoust L/G 5’6” 157 01/07/92 Valleyfield, Que.
19 Brianne Jenner R/D 5’9” 159 05/04/91 Oakville, Ont.
20 Sarah Nurse L/G 5’8” 140 01/04/95 Hamilton, Ont.
24 Natalie Spooner R/D 5’10” 180 10/17/90 Scarborough, Ont.
26 Emily Clark L/G 5’7” 130 11/28/95 Saskatoon, Sask.
29 Marie-Philip Poulin L/G 5’6” 160 03/28/91 Beauceville, Que.
36 Loren Gabel L/G 5’4” 147 07/24/97 Kitchener, Ont.
40 Blayre Turnbull R/D 5’7” 155 07/15/93 Stellarton, N.S.
51 Victoria Bach L/G 5’4” 124 07/12/96 Milton, Ont.
55 Jessie Eldridge R/D 5’8” 170 12/17/97 Barrie, Ont.
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