2016-17 National Women's Under-18 Team

2016-17 National Women's Under-18 Team
Daryl Watts tied the game with 6:17 to go, but a pair of late goals left Canada with silver at the 2017 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship after a 3-1 loss to the U.S.
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Even before making her national team debut, goaltender Danika Ranger had made a name for herself on the national stage.
Ashton Bell will wear the ‘C’ for Team Canada, joined by alternate captains Olivia Knowles, Amy Potomak and Alexa Vasko.
Seven players who helped win silver in 2016 will lead Canada into action at the 2017 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship.
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team and Canada’s National Women’s Development Team had 13 alumnae selected in Toronto.
A trio of assistant coaches mentor the next generation of female players while inspiring their own sons and daughters.
Six players who helped Canada take two of three against the United States last August are back for the annual summer series.
Shaped by the small village they call home, Mackenna Parker and Willow Slobodzian chase big hockey dreams together.
The 43-player roster includes seven who helped Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team to silver at U18 women’s worlds.
Troy Ryan will lead Canada’s quest for a fifth gold at the U18 women’s worlds, alongside Delaney Collins and Cara Morey.
Eight under-18 players and 18 staff will wave the Canadian flag at the IIHF Women’s High Performance Camp in Vierumäki.
Hopefuls for Canada’s National Women’s Program – under-18, development and national team – will converge on Calgary.
Development team and U18 team hopefuls will gather in Hamilton beginning May 4 for strength and conditioning camp.
Sophie Shirley and Sarah Fillier had two goals each, sending Canada to play for gold at U18 worlds.
Ashton Bell was the overtime hero, Danika Ranger earned the shutout and Canada topped Group A.
Amy Potomak scored the game-winner on a third-period PP, and Canada stayed perfect at U18 worlds.
Olivia Knowles had a goal and an assist, five players scored and Canada earned a worlds-opening win.
Amy Potomak had two points, Édith D’Astous-Moreau earned the shutout and Canada blanked Sweden.
Brette Pettet scored 2:34 into overtime, leading Canada to a come-from-behind pre-U18 worlds win.
The Potomak-Shirley-Watts line had six points, but Canada came up a goal short in the series finale.
Daryl Watts and Brette Pettet scored goals, but Canada fell to the U.S. to even the three-game set.
Daryl Watts tipped in a late game-winner, Amy Potomak scored twice and Canada opened with a victory.
Sierra Burt had a goal and assist in a three-goal third period to help Blue to the intrasquad sweep.
Sierra Burt and Ashton Bell scored in the second period, and Blue hung on for its second camp win.
Kristen McKinley and Brooke McQuige had a goal and assist each, leading Blue to the first U18 win.
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2016-17 NWU18T: USA 3 – CAN 1 (Gold Medal)
Watts tied the game late, but Canada settled for silver at U18 worlds.
2016-17 NWU18T: CAN 6 – SWE 2 (Semifinal)
Shirley and Fillier had two goals apiece to send Canada to the final.
2016-17 NWU18T: CAN 1 – USA 0 OT (Preliminary)
Bell scored in OT, Ranger earned the shutout and Canada edged the U.S.
2016-17 NWU18T: CAN 4 – RUS 2 (Preliminary)
Potomak scored the winner on a third-period PP to keep Canada perfect.
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