CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Wednesday a list of 109 players identified for a strength and conditioning camp that will take place from May 25-30 at the University of Calgary.
Invitations were made based on evaluations done throughout the 2009-10 season by Hockey Canada’s regional scouts and the coaching staffs of Canada’s National Women’s Team, National Women’s Under-22 Team and National Women’s Under-18 Team. Those who were chosen to attend the off-ice camp were evaluated while they played with their club teams in-season, as well as at various national camps and events.
The list of 109 players consists of 19 goaltenders, 33 defencemen and 57 forwards, many who have participated in Hockey Canada’s senior women’s, under-22 and under-18 programs. Invitees include Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont.), Jocelyne Larocque (Ste. Anne, Man.) and Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont.), who were all centralized with the National Women’s Team for the 2009-10 season. They were released from the team before the roster for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C. was announced.
|Elaine Chuli||Erin Ambrose||Hannah Armstrong|
|Beth Clause||Courtney Birchard||Kelly Babstock|
|Ann-Renée Desbiens||Andrea Boras||Vicki Bendus|
|Roxanne Douville||Alexis Crossley||Christine Bestland|
|Ayla Frank||Hayleigh Cudmore||Ann-Sophie Bettez|
|Jennifer Gilligan||Jenna Downey||Emmanuelle Blais|
|Rachelle Graham||Shannon Doyle||Bailey Bram|
|Erica Howe||Sarah Edney||Shelby Bram|
|Liz Knox||Laura Fortino||Jessica Campbell|
|Geneviève Lacasse||Abbey Frazer||Michela Cava|
|Carmen MacDonald||Annie Guay||Ashley Cockell|
|Amanda Makela||Brittany Haverstock||Nicole Connery|
|Amanda Mazzotta||Brigette Lacquette||Molly Contini|
|Nicole Paniccia||Brooklyn Langlois||Mélodie Daoust|
|Hillary Pattenden||Jocelyne Larocque||Gabrielle Davidson|
|Brianna Piper||Geneviève Legault||Meghan Dufault|
|Abby Ryplanski||Carolyn Luczak||Mallory Deluce|
|Lisa Steffes||Stefanie McKeough||Vanessa Emond|
|Camille Trautman||Saige Pacholok||Emily Fulton|
|Cassandra Poudrier||Danielle Gagne|
|Katelyn Ptolemy||Kristine Grenier|
|Stephanie Ramsay||Amy Helfrich|
|Gina Repaci||Olivia Howe|
|Cydney Roesler||Brianne Jenner|
|Lauriane Rougeau||Katy Josephs|
|Jennifer Shields||Chelsea Karpenko|
|Bobbi-Jo Slusar||Laurie Kingsbury|
|Britni Smith||Jenelle Kohanchuk|
|Shannon Stoneburgh||Rebecca Kohler|
|Emily van Diepen||Nicole Kosta|
|Tara Watchorn||Monica Leck|
|Alexis Woloschuk||Casandra Langan|
|Katarina Zgraja||Jocelyne Leblanc|
|Jamie Lee Rattray|
|Invited, but unable to attend/Invitée, mais incaple d'assister|
|Alexandra Garcia||Rebecca Hewett||Leah Copeland|
|Christina Kessler||Caitlin MacDonald||Laura Fridfinnson|
The list of players also includes 20 members of Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team, which beat Switzerland to win gold at the MLP Cup this January in Ravensburg, Germany, as well as 17 members of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, which beat the United States 5-4 in overtime on April 3 to win its first gold medal at the IIHF World Women’s Under-18 Championship.
The 21 members of Canada’s Olympic roster, as well as any senior program athletes who have been centralized with the National Women’s Team more than once, are not required to attend this camp.
The camp will consist of five days of off-ice fitness training and is considered an important first step in identifying this country’s future women’s hockey stars, including those who could be in the running to represent Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
The camp is a closed event. For more information on Canada’s National Women’s Team, National Women’s Under-22 Team and National Women’s Under-18 Team, go to www.hockeycanada.ca.