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National Women’s Under-22 Team Roster Named for Three-Game Series in Pierrefonds, QC Against USA
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August 17, 2003
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PIERREFONDS, QUEBEC – Hockey Canada announced the roster of 22 players named to Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team on Sunday. Canada’s National Under-22 Team will be facing the U.S. National Under-22 Team in a three-game series (August 20, 21 and 23) at the Sportplexe 4 Glaces in Pierrefonds QC (Phone 514-626-2500). Admission for all three games is free of charge.

The roster announcement comes after a seven-day development camp attended by thirty-nine of top under-22 aged players in Canada.

CANADA vs. USA
Game Schedule (August 20-23, 2003)
Pierrefonds, QC

Wednesday, August 20 - 7 pm (ET)
Canada U22 vs. USA U22 Sportplexe 4 Glaces

Thursday, August 21 - 7 pm (ET)
Canada U22 vs. USA U22 Sportplexe 4 Glaces

Saturday, August 23 - 1 pm (ET)
Canada U22 vs. USA U22 Sportplexe 4 Glaces

Head Coach Margot Page and assistant coaches Lisa MacDonald and Peter Smith selected the team with the assistance of Wally Kozak, Hockey Canada’s Women’s Program Head Scout. Over the course of the 2002-03 season, Kozak oversaw a team of scouts and attended games, tournaments and championships all over North America, including but not limited to, the Canada Winter Games, the Esso Nationals, CIS Nationals and the NWHL Championship.

Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Program was launched by Hockey Canada during the 1998-1999 season. The program provides female hockey players under the age of 22 with an opportunity to be evaluated against the best Under 22 players in Canada. The program also provides the players 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 evaluates players that potentially will move on to Canada’s National Women’s team and/or Women’s Olympic team in the future.

Player S/C Ht. Wt. Birthdate Hometown 2002-2003 Team
Joueur L/C T. P. Naissance Ville d'origine Équipe 2002-2003
Goaltenders/Gardiennes de but
Chartier, Brittony L/G 6'0 155 01/25/86 Saskatoon, SK Calgary Oval X-Treme (NWHL)
Labonté, Charline L/G 5'8 170 10/15/82 Boisbriand, QC Montreal Wingstar (NWHL)
Defence/Defense
Gagnon, Melanie R/D 5'5 135 06/11/86 St. Adolphe, MB St. Adolphe Midget Female
Guay, Annie L/G 5'7 152 06/29/85 Rouyn Noranda, QC Collège Limoilou, (FQSE)
MacLeod, Carla R/D 5'4 140 06/16/82 Calgary, AB U of Wisconsin (WCHA)
McArthur, Krista L/G 5'7 154 02/14/83 Alliston, ON U of Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA)
Pretty, Dana L/G 5'6 160 01/15/82 Richmond, BC Mount Royal College (ACAC)
Ross, Laurie L/G 5'8 149 02/27/83 Manotick, ON St. Lawrence University (ECAC)
Slusar, Bobbi Jo L/G 5'4 135 06/06/85 Swift Current, SK Notre Dame Midget Female
Wallace, Kerri L/G 5'10 165 06/10/84  Rocky Mountain House, AB Calgary Oval X-Treme (NWHL)
Forwards/Avants
Apps, Gillian L/G 5'11 175 11/02/83 Unionville, ON Dartmouth College (ECAC)
Creary, Jeni R/D 5'5 140 09/28/83 Shell Lake, SK Ohio State University (WCHA)
Friesen, Jackie L/G 5'10 167 08/04/83 Regina, SK U. of Wisconsin (WCHA)
Grills, Chelsea L/G 5'6 140 03/12/85 Stittsville, ON Ottawa Raiders (NWHL)
Hall, Kaley L/G 5'7 155 05/14/84 Calgary, AB Oval X-Treme (NWHL)
Logan, Heather L/G 5'10 155 05/14/82 Napanee, ON Beatrice Aeros (NWHL)
Mikkelson, Meaghan L/G 5'9 145 01/04/85 St. Albert, AB Calgary Oval X-treme (NWHL)
Riggs, Ashley L/G 5'3 125 03/25/85 Pickering, ON Durham Int. AA (Ontario)
Russell, Rebecca R/D 5'5 155 06/07/82 Lethbridge, NF St. Lawrence University (ECAC)
Vaillancourt, Sarah R/D 5'5 142 05/08/85 Sherbrooke, QC Pomfret Prep (US HS)
Walton, Meagan R/D 5'7 158 08/23/83 Calgary, AB Dartmouth College (ECAC)
Weatherston, Katherine R/D 5'4 145 04/06/83 Thunder Bay, ON Dartmouth College (ECAC)

STAFF/PERSONNEL

Director, High Performance/Directrice, haute performance: Julie HealyHockey Canada
Head Scout/Dépisteur en chef: Wally KozakHockey Canada
Head coach/Entraîneure-chef:Margot Page NiagaraUniversity (CHA)
Assistant coach/Entraîneure adjointe:Lisa MacDonaldSaint Mary’s University (CIS)
Assistant coach/Entraîneur adjoint: Peter SmithMcGill University (CIS)
Goaltender coach/ Entraîneur gardienne: Dave JamiesonCoboconk, ON
Equipment Manager/Gérante d’équipement: Paul NgSaskatoon, SK
Camp Equipment Assistant/Gérante d’équipement adjoint : Stewart WilsonMontreal, QC
Athletic Therapist/Thérapeute athlétique: Kirsten KreppsBrampton, ON
Camp Assistant Therapist/ Thérapeute adjointe: Jessika AudetMontreal, QC
Team Physician/Médecin d’équipe: Marni WesnerEdmonton, AB
Media Relations/Relations medias: André BrinHockey Canada
Coordinator, High Performance/ Coordinatrice haute performance: Lesley Reddon Hockey Canada

2003 National Women’s Under-22 Team Schedule
Horaire de l’équipe nationale féminine des moins de 22 ans
August 17-20, 2003/ 17 au 20 août 2003
Pierrefonds, QC
(All times listed are ET/Les heures listées sont de l’Est)

Sunday, August 17/Le dimanche 17 août
10:00 Team Photo/ Photo d’équipe Fort St-Jean
10:15-11:30 Practice/ Entraînement Fort St-Jean

Monday, August 18/Le lundi 18 août
10:30-12:00 Practice/ Entraînement Sportplexe 4 Glaces
16:00-17:30 Practice/ Entraînement Sportplexe 4 Glaces

Tuesday, August 19/Le mardi 19 août
10:30-11:30 Practice/ Entraînement Sportplexe 4 Glaces

Wednesday, August 20/Le mercredi 20 août
9:00-9:50 Practice/ Entraînement Sportplexe 4 Glaces
10:00-10 :50 USA Practice/Entraînement Etats-Unis Sportplexe 4 Glaces
19:00 Game/Match – CANADA vs. USA Sportplexe 4 Glaces

Thursday, August 21/Le jeudi 21 août
9:00-9 :50 USA Practice/Entraînement Etats-Unis Sportplexe 4 Glaces
10:00-10:50 Practice/ Entraînement Sportplexe 4 Glaces
19:00 Game/Match – CANADA vs. USA Sportplexe 4 Glaces

Friday, August 22/Le vendredi 22 août
9:00-10:30 Practice/ Entraînement Sportplexe 4 Glaces
TBC/ À confirmer USA Practice/Entraînement Etats-Unis Sportplexe 4 Glaces

Saturday, August 23/Le samedi 23 août
13:00 Game/Match – CANADA vs. USA Sportplexe 4 Glaces

Arena information/Coordonnées des arénas
Campus Fort St-Jean (Complexe Sport Absolu)
15 Jacques Cartier Nord, Edifice 116
Saint Jean sur Richelieu, QC, J3B 1J5
Sportplexe 4 Glaces
14700 boul Pierrefonds
Pierrefonds, QC, H9H 4Y6

All Team Canada practices and games are open to the public
FREE OF CHARGE
L’Entrée est gratuite pour les matchs et les entraînements d’équipe Canada


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada
403-777-4553
jlarose@hockeycanada.ca

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
klipscombe@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

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