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National Women's Under-22 Development Camp Begins, August 15 in Calgary
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August 12, 2005
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CALGARY, ALBERTA – Forty of Canada’s best women’s hockey players under 22 years old are in Calgary, AB from August 15-21, 2005 for Canada’s National Under-22 team Development and Selection Camp/Tournament.

The roster has been split into a Red and White team, and will participate in a mini tournament with the Finnish National Women’s Team who are also in Calgary, AB to train.

At the conclusion of the U-22 camp, a roster of 22 players, four of which are currently training with Canada’s National Women’s Olympic Centralized Team (Agosta, Bonhomme, Riggs, Vaillancourt), will be selected to play against Canada’s National Women’s Olympic Centralized Team in a three-game series in Calgary, AB on August 23, 25, 26, 2005.

CANADA U-22 vs. FINLAND
Game Schedule (August 15-20, 2005)

FATHER DAVID BAUER ARENA, CALGARY, AB
* ALL GAMES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FREE CHARGE


Monday, August 15 @ 4:15 pm (MT)
Canada U22 Red vs. Finland

Tuesday, August 16 @ 4:00 pm (MT)
Canada U22 White vs. Finland

Wednesday, August 17@ 4:00 pm (MT)
Canada U22 White vs. Canada U22 Red

Thursday, August 18 @ 4:15 pm (MT)
Canada U22 Red vs. Finland

Friday, August 19 @ 4:15 pm (MT)
Canada U22 White vs. Finland

Saturday, August 20@ 3:15 pm (MT)
Canada U22 White vs. Canada U22 Red

The forty players at the Development Camp were selected by the Under-22 coaching staff (Head Coach Lisa Jordan and assistant coaches Lesley Jordan and Barry Medori after an extensive season of player scouting, led by Wally Kozak, Hockey Canada’s Women’s Program Head Scout. Kozak oversaw a team of scouts and attended games, tournaments and championships all over North America, including but not limited to, the Esso Nationals, CIS Nationals and the NWHL Championship.

Hockey Canada launched the National Under-22 Program during the 1998-1999 season. The program provides female hockey players aged 18-21 with an opportunity to gain international experience which includes playing on a bigger ice surface, high performance coaching, international travel and different playing styles and systems. The Under-22 program identifies and develops players that have the potential to move on to Canada’s National Women’s team and/or Women’s Olympic team in the future.


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