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Canada's National Women's Team Roster Announced for 2011 IIHF 12 Nations Women's Tournament
August 11, 2011

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada, announced Thursday the 19 players who will play for Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2011 IIHF 12 Nations Women’s Tournament, August 24 to September 3 in Vierumäki, Finland.

Canada’s roster is made up of three goaltenders, six defencemen and 10 forwards.

The roster for this first-time event was assembled by Melody Davidson, Hockey Canada’s head scout for female national teams, and Kalli Quinn, Hockey Canada’s director of female national teams, based on player availability and school commitments. This event will serve as a first evaluation of national team candidates for the 2011-12 season. Hockey Canada will assemble a larger group of players for an evaluation camp in September, prior to the official start of the 2011-12 season.  

Over the course of the 2011-12 season, Davidson and the coaching staff will monitor a large group of players with their club teams and during international events and competitions prior to naming a final roster for the 2011 4 Nations Cup in Nykoping, Sweden and the 2012 IIHF World Women’s Championship in Burlington, Vt.

“Hockey Canada is looking forward to this IIHF event, which will be a great showcase for female hockey,” said Quinn. “This IIHF initiative is a great step forward for international female hockey, and will allow provide valuable experience to our players and the staff as we prepare for the 2011-12 season.”

The coaching staff for this event and the 2011 4 Nations Cup is comprised of head coach Dan Church (Toronto, Ont./York University, OUA) and assistant coaches Doug Derraugh (Arnprior, Ont./Cornell University, ECAC) and Danielle Goyette (St-Nazaire, Que./University of Calgary, Canada West).

Canada’s National Women’s Team roster breakdown:

  • Three goaltenders, six defencemen, 10 forwards
  • 13 players played at the 2010 4 Nations Cup in St. John’s, N.L.
  • 12 players played at the 2011 IIHF World Women’s Championship in Zurich and Winterthur, Switzerland
  • 10 players from the Canadian Women’s Hockey League
  • Eight players played at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C.
  • Eight players from U.S. universities
  • Four players from Canada’s 2011 National Women’s Under-22 Team
  • One player from Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS)

Three players, Cherie Piper, Sarah Vaillancourt and Hayley Wickenheiser, were invited to be part of the roster but are unable to attend.

The 2011 IIHF 12 Nations Women’s Tournament was created as part of the IIHF initiative to grow the women’s game leading up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The tournament will mark the first time outside the IIHF World Women’s Championship and Olympic Winter Games that the world’s top teams will face off.

Canada opens the tournament on Wednesday, August 24 when it faces Switzerland. It will also take on Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and the United States in the round-robin event.

There will be no TV or radio coverage of the event. Hockey Canada’s official website,, is the place to find complete coverage of Canada at the tournament.

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

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