Hockey Canada has unveiled the 47 players from across the country who will attend the BFL National Women’s Team Selection Camp, presented by Sobeys, April 14-22 in Halifax.

 

Following training camps in January and March, the Team Canada coaching staff will use selection camp as the final opportunity to evaluate the players in preparation for the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship, May 6-16 in Halifax and Truro, N.S.

 

The week-long camp includes practices and three intrasquad games at the Scotiabank Centre, which will take place in a secure self-isolation environment that is closed to both the public and media. Hockey Canada has worked extensively with the Province of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Public Health to ensure the health and safety of all participants and the community at large. Staff and players will continue to follow strict COVID-19 testing as per health and safety protocols that have been detailed and approved by Nova Scotia Public Health.

 

“The past year has been very difficult for our athletes, coaches and staff, but we have persevered and continued our preparation for the IIHF Women’s World Championship one year later than expected,” said Gina Kingsbury, director of women’s national teams with Hockey Canada. “We are grateful to the province and Nova Scotia Public Health, who worked with us to ensure we are able to hold our camp in a secure environment. Our athletes have never wavered in their preparation, both on and off the ice, and we expect a high-tempo and spirited camp as we select the team that will give us the best chance to compete for a gold medal on home ice.”

 

Canada will begin its quest for a gold medal when it opens the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship against Finland on May 6 at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. Canada will also play Russia, Switzerland and the United States in preliminary-round action.

Goaltenders
Kristen Campbell L 5’9” 180 11/30/97 Brandon, Man. Hockey Canada
Ann-Renée Desbiens L 5’9″ 160 04/10/94 La Malbaie, Que. Hockey Canada
Genevîeve Lacasse L 5’8″ 147 05/05/89 Kingston, Ont. Hockey Canada
Emerance Maschmeyer L 5’6″ 141 05/10/94 Bruderheim, Alta. Hockey Canada
Kassidy Sauvé L 5’9″ 149 05/19/96 Whitby, Ont. Hockey Canada
Shea Tiley L 5’10” 148 12/02/96 Shallow Lake, Ont. Hockey Canada
Defense
Erin Ambrose R 5’5” 132 04/30/94 Keswick, Ont. Hockey Canada
Ashton Bell R 5’9″ 163 12/07/99 Deloraine, Man. University of Minnesota Duluth (WCHA)
Jaime Bourbonnais R 5’7” 144 09/09/98 Mississauga, Ont. Hockey Canada
Kendall Cooper R 5’8″ 153 05/19/02 Burlington, Ont. Quinnipiac University (ECAC)
Renata Fast R 5’6” 144 10/06/94 Burlington, Ont. Hockey Canada
Laura Fortino L 5’4” 144 01/30/91 Hamilton, Ont. Hockey Canada
Nicole Gosling L 5’6″ 142 04/21/02 London, Ont. Clarkson University (ECAC)
Brigette Lacquette R 5’7” 180 10/11/92 Mallard, Man. Hockey Canada
Jocelyne Larocque L 5’6” 140 05/19/88 Ste. Anne, Man. Hockey Canada
Meaghan Mikkelson R 5’9″ 139 01/04/85 St. Albert, Alta. Hockey Canada
Allie Munroe L 5’5” 148 04/20/97 Yarmouth, N.S. Djurgårdens IF (SDHL)
Lauriane Rougeau L 5’8″ 166 04/12/90 Beaconsfield, Que. Hockey Canada
Ella Shelton L 5’8” 176 01/19/98 Ingersoll, Ont. Hockey Canada
Claire Thompson L 5’8″ 148 01/28/98 Toronto, Ont. Hockey Canada
Micah Zandee-Hart L 5’8” 150 01/13/97 Saanichton, B.C.. Hockey Canada
Forwards
Victoria Bach L 5’4″ 124 07/12/96 Milton, Ont. Hockey Canada
Ann-Sophie Bettez L 5’4″ 132 10/14/87 Sept-Îles, Que. Hockey Canada
Emily Clark L 5’7″ 130 11/28/95 Saskatoon, Sask. Hockey Canada
Mélodie Daoust L 5’6″ 157 01/07/92 Valleyfield, Que. Hockey Canada
Jessie Eldridge R 5’8″ 170 12/17/97 Barrie, Ont. Hockey Canada
Sarah Fillier R 5’4″ 137 06/09/00 Georgetown, Ont. Princeton University (ECAC)
Loren Gabel L 5’4″ 147 07/24/97 Kitchener, Ont. Hockey Canada
Élizabeth Giguère R 5’9″ 158 05/08/97 Quebec City, Que. Clarkson University (ECAC)
Julia Gosling L 5’10” 162 02/21/01 London, Ont. St. Lawrence University (ECAC)
Brianne Jenner R 5’9″ 159 05/04/91 Oakville, Ont. Hockey Canada
Rebecca Johnston L 5’9″ 148 09/24/89 Sudbury, Ont. Hockey Canada
Rebecca Leslie R 5’5″ 118 05/08/96 Ottawa, Ont. Hockey Canada
Emma Maltais L 5’3″ 157 11/04/99 Burlington, Ont. Ohio State University (WCHA)
Sarah Nurse L 5’8″ 140 01/04/95 Hamilton, Ont. Hockey Canada
Kristin O’Neill L 5’4″ 129 03/30/98 Oakville, Ont. Hockey Canada
Amy Potomak R 5’8″ 165 06/25/99 Aldergrove, B.C. University of Minnesota (WCHA)
Sarah Potomak L 5’5″ 140 12/19/97 Aldergrove, B.C. Hockey Canada
Marie-Philip Poulin L 5’6″ 160 03/28/91 Beauceville, Que. Hockey Canada
Jamie Lee Rattray L 5’6″ 172 09/30/92 Kanata, Ont. Hockey Canada
Jillian Saulnier L 5’5″ 144 03/07/92 Halifax, N.S. Hockey Canada
Sophie Shirley R 5’8″ 146 06/30/99 Saskatoon, Sask. University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
Natalie Spooner R 5’10” 180 10/17/90 Scarborough, Ont. Hockey Canada
Laura Stacey R 5’10” 143 05/05/94 Kleinburg, Ont. Hockey Canada
Blayre Turnbull R 5’7″ 155 07/15/93 Stellarton, N.S. Hockey Canada
Alexa Vasko L 5’3″ 149 02/07/99 St. Catharines, Ont. Mercyhurst University (CHA)
Daryl Watts L 5’5″ 150 05/15/99 Toronto, Ont. University of Wisconsin (WCHA)