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

31Geneviève LacasseL/G5’8”14705/05/89Kingston, Ont.
35Ann-Renée DesbiensL/G5’9”16004/10/94La Malbaie, Que.
38Emerance MaschmeyerL/G5’6”14105/10/94Bruderheim, Alta.
3Jocelyne LarocqueL/G5’6”14005/19/88Ste. Anne, Man.
4Brigette LacquetteR/D5’7”18010/11/92Mallard, Man.
5Lauriane RougeauL/G5’8”16604/12/90Beaconsfield, Que.
8Laura FortinoL/G5’4”14401/30/91Hamilton, Ont.
12Meaghan MikkelsonR/D5’9”15001/04/85St. Albert, Alta.
14Renata FastR/D5’6”14410/06/94Burlington, Ont.
23Erin AmbroseR/D5’5”13204/30/94Keswick, Ont.
6Rebecca JohnstonL/G5’9”14809/24/89Sudbury, Ont.
7Laura StaceyR/D5’10”14305/05/94Kleinburg, Ont.
11Jill SaulnierL/G5’5”14403/07/92Halifax, N.S.
15Mélodie DaoustL/G5’6”15701/07/92Valleyfield, Que.
19Brianne JennerR/D5’9”15905/04/91Oakville, Ont.
20Sarah NurseL/G5’8”14001/04/95Hamilton, Ont.
24Natalie SpoonerR/D5’10”18010/17/90Scarborough, Ont.
26Emily ClarkL/G5’7”13011/28/95Saskatoon, Sask.
29Marie-Philip PoulinL/G5’6”16003/28/91Beauceville, Que.
36Loren GabelL/G5’4”14707/24/97Kitchener, Ont.
40Blayre TurnbullR/D5’7”15507/15/93Stellarton, N.S.
51Victoria BachL/G5’4”12407/12/96Milton, Ont.
55Jessie EldridgeR/D5’8”17012/17/97Barrie, Ont.