Hockey Canada Network |
21-Player Roster Announced for National Women's Team Evaluation Camp
December 19, 2007

CALGARY, AB – Twenty-one of the top women’s hockey players in Canada will be in Calgary between January 20th and 27th for the National Women’s Team evaluation camp. The roster includes 13 players who helped Canada win gold at the 2007 IIHF World Women’s Championship in Winnipeg and Selkirk, MB.

The week-long camp in Calgary is one of several evaluation tools that Canada’s coaching staff will use to determine the roster that will represent Canada at the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship from April 4-13, 2008 in Harbin, China. The 21 players who will be in Calgary are part of a larger pool of players who are being considered for the world championship team.

“It is an exciting time for our staff and potential players,” says Peter Smith, head coach of the National Women’s Team. “We are moving closer and closer to the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship but there is still a lot of work to be done before we announce that roster. The evaluation camp in Calgary is an important stage in the overall process.”

Team Canada’s coaching and scouting staffs have been busy throughout the 2007-08 season at such events as the National Women’s Team Fall Festival in September in Prince George, BC and 4 Nations Cup in November in Leksand, Sweden. The coaching and scouting staffs have also watched players with their respective club teams.

Canada’s world championship roster will be made up of players who have been part of the National Women’s Team, National Women’s Under-22 Team or National Women’s Under-18 Team programs at some point during this season. Players who participated in the 2007 National Women’s Team Fall Festival and/or 4 Nations Cup who have not been invited to the January evaluation camp are still part of the group of players being considered for the 2008 World Championship team.

The evaluation camp will include daily practices from January 21st to 25th. Games will also be played January 23rd, 25th, 26th and 27th.

For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada

2014 WU18C: CAN 5 - GER 2
Apr 19, 2014
Ryan Gropp scored with 5:36 to go to help Canada to its second win.
2014 WU18C: CAN 3 - SWE 1
Apr 17, 2014
Virtanen scored twice to lead Canada to the tournament-opening win.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – USA 1
Mar 30, 2014
U18 women win gold.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 1 – RUS 0 (OT)
Mar 29, 2014
Canada edges Russia in overtime.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – CZE 0
Mar 26, 2014
Canadians shut out Czechs.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – FIN 0
Mar 24, 2014
U18 women blank Finland.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – JPN 1
Mar 23, 2014
Canada starts Worlds with win
2014 PARA: CAN 3 – NOR 0 (Bronze)
Mar 15, 2014
Billy Bridges scored a pair of goals to lead Canada to a Paralympic bronze.
2014 PARA: USA 3 – CAN 0 (Semifinal)
Mar 13, 2014
Corbin Watson made seven saves, but Canada will play for Paralympic bronze.
2014 PARA: CAN 1 – CZE 0 (Preliminary)
Mar 11, 2014
Westlake scored the lone goal to help Canada to a perfect preliminary round.
2014 PARA: CAN 4 – NOR 0 (Preliminary)
Mar 09, 2014
Adam Dixon scored twice to lead Canada to its second straight win in Sochi.
2010 OLYW: Flag Raising
Feb 10, 2010
Canada's National Women's Team taking part in the Flag Raising ceremony at the Olympic Village in Vancouver, B.C.
Photo Credit: