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U18.002.09
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November 4, 2009
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AKANE HOSOYAMADA

powerful, fluid skater … sees the ice very well … makes a good first pass … leads by example … will be counted on to anchor blue line … defensive-minded defenceman, but has offensive instincts … calm with the puck on her stick

BRITTANY STYNER

sees the ice very well … strong work ethic … skilled two-way forward … powerful skater … leads by example on and off the ice … MVP of 2009 Esso Cup ... invited to the National Women’s Under-18 Team selection camp

RACHEL WALSH

good size and strength … excellent leadership skills … uses size to maintain puck possession … drives wide to create scoring opportunities for herself and linemates … sees the ice well … good passing skills … good offensive instincts

ATLANTIC:

SARAH DAVIS

uses size to her advantage ... great scoring ability … difficult for opposing defenders to contain … competes hard offensively and defensively … can play a physical game ... strong on the puck … one-time member of the National Women’s Under-18 Team

CARMEN MACDONALD

strong technical goaltender ... athletic and powerful ... battles hard ... excellent rebound control ... great work ethic ... very active … communicates well with her defence ... one-time member of the National Women’s Under-18 Team

JILLIAN SAULNIER

natural leader ... competes hard every shift ... great playmaker ... strong in one-on-one situations ... excels in all three zones ... quick feet ... shows leadership on and off the ice ... two-time member of the National Women’s Under-18 Team

BRITISH COLUMBIA:

SARAH CASORSO

excellent skater ... very elusive ... good and accurate shot ... vision allows her to make everyone around her better ... strong work ethic ... can play both at forward and defence

KALEIGH FRATKIN

excellent skater ... outstanding acceleration ... powerful shot with top end velocity ... physically strong ... can dominate with her physicality ... strong work ethic ... three-time member of the National Women’s Under-18 Team

ANNA KOZNIUK

top defenceman ... very good at both ends ... quick release ... physically strong ... can dominate with her physicality ... strong work ethic ... invited to the National Women’s Under-18 Team selection camp

MANITOBA:

CHRISTINE BESTLAND

great skater ... exceptional bursts of speed ... strong stickhandling skills ... can handle the puck in traffic well ... natural ability ... good scoring touch ... two-time member of National Women’s Under-18 Team

MEGHAN DUFAULT

played in 2008 as a 14-year-old … quick skater … breakaway speed … physically strong … excellent down low, along boards and in corner … great scoring touch … strong work ethic … still has two years of U18 eligibility remaining

CAITLIN MACDONALD

playing in her third national championship … anchor on blueline … strong in all zones … great leadership on and off the ice … strong shot … power play threat from the point … graduated high school early to enroll at U of M

QUEBEC:

MÉLODIE DAOUST

excellent leader … remarkable offensive skills … puck always finds her stick … great vision on the ice … great playmaker … shows leadership on and off the ice … two-time member of National Women’s Under-18 Team

LAURIE-ANNE MENARD

role model for younger players on the team … leader with one goal: regroup the team to perform … steady defensive-minded defenceman … makes a great first pass … leader of the defensive corpse … plays well in all zones

CASSANDRA POUDRIER

quiet leader … great work ethic … workhorse on and off the ice … efficient defenceman … good speed … quick acceleration … very good at both ends … two-time member of National Women’s Under-18 Team

SASKATCHEWAN:

JESSICA CAMPBELL

can break open a game with her speed … very agile … can dominate games … pucks skills have improved tremendously … will be an counted on for leadership on and off the ice … two-time member of National Women’s Under-18 Team

BAYLEE GILLANDERS

strong skater … uses her size to her advantage … plays well in all zones …will play in all situations … sees the ice very well … makes a good first pass … good offensive instincts … one-time member of National Women’s Under-18 Team

KENNEDY OTTENBREIT

possesses terrific offensive ability … defensively responsible … plays well in all three zones … makes players around her better … will be youngest player at national championship … has four years of U18 eligibility remaining


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