CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Tuesday the 40 players who have been invited to Canada’s National
Women’s Under-18 Team selection camp, taking place Aug. 2-14 at the WinSport Canada Athletic & Ice
Complex in Calgary.
The invitation list includes four goaltenders, 12 defencemen and 24 forwards. Invitations have been based
on performance at Canada’s National Women’s Program strength and conditioning camp held in Toronto, Ont., in
May, as well as evaluations by Hockey Canada scouts during the 2011-12 season, including past performances
with their school and club teams and at events such as the 2011 National Women’s Under-18 Championship held
last November in Saguenay, Que., and 2012 Esso Cup, Canada’s National Female Midget Championship, held in
Charlottetown, P.E.I., in April.
The 40 players will be split into two teams, Red and White, and will participate in several practices and
games, including games against national teams from Kazakhstan and Norway. It will be held in conjunction with
Canada’s National Women’s Under-22/Development Team selection camp, which will split another 40 players into
two teams, Blue and Gold, for practices and intersquad games.
From the selection camp, Hockey Canada will choose 22 players for a three-game series against the United
States’ Women’s Under-18 Select Team, scheduled for Aug. 16-19 in Blaine, Minn. Following the series, Hockey
Canada scouts, along with the team’s coaching staff, will continue to evaluate players with their club teams
during the 2012-13 season, in preparation for selecting the Canadian team that will compete at the 2013 IIHF
Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship in Vierumäki, Finland in January.
Hockey Canada also announced Friday that Jim Fetter (Waterloo, Ont./St. Cloud State University, WCHA) will
serve as head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, while Rebecca Russell (Lethbridge,
N.L./Okanagan Hockey Academy, Midget AAA) and Laura Schuler (Scarborough, Ont./University of Minnesota
Duluth, WCHA) will be assistant coaches and Joe Johnston (Lower Sackville, N.S./Dalhousie University, CIS)
will act as goaltending coach during Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team selection camp and the
subsequent series against the U.S.
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team selection camp invitation list features:
- five players who won the gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18-Team at the 2012 IIHF Ice
Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship in Zlin, Czech Republic in January (Brykaliuk, Capizzano, Clark,
- three players who won the gold medal with Ontario Red at the 2011 National Women’s Under-18 Championship
in Saguenay, Que., last November (Capizzano, Lloyd, Nurse);
- three players who are currently participating in the 2012 IIHF High Performance Camp in Vierumäki,
Finland, in July (Fieseler, Heffernan, Noronha);
- one player who won the gold medal with the Pembina Valley Hawks at the 2012 Esso Cup, Canada’s National
Female Midget Championship, in Charlottetown, P.E.I., in April (Carels).
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team selection camp invitees, by province:
- Ontario – 17 (Accursi, Bunton, Capizzano, Doering, Gillham, Grant, Jacobson, Korbs,
Lloyd, Martindale, Masters, McKibbon, Moore, Noronha, Nurse, Sauvé, Veerman)
- Alberta – six (Baumgardt, Chemago, Heffernan, Murray, Smith, Sutherland)
- British Columbia – six (Logan, Fieseler, Newell, Keca, Miller, Ranahan)
- Québec – four (Bannon, Daoust, Dubois, Ziadie)
- Manitoba – three (Brykaliuk, Carels, Krzyzaniuk)
- Saskatchewan – two (Clark, Ottenbreit-Daunheimer)
- Nova Scotia – one (Lanceleve)
- Prince Edward Island - one (Steele)
Hockey Canada will also host the 2012 Female Program of Excellence coaching seminar Aug. 8-12 in Calgary,
featuring all coaching staffs of teams competing at the 2012 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Dawson
Creek, B.C. Please contact Trina Radcliffe, Hockey Canada’s manager of female development, for more
information at (403) 777-3601 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE TO MEDIA: Kristen Lipscombe, Hockey Canada’s coordinator of communications, will be
on site in Calgary for Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team selection camp. Please contact her for any
interview requests, leading up to and during camp, at (403) 826-4819 or email@example.com.
For more information on Canada’s National Women’s Program and Hockey Canada, please visit www.HockeyCanada.ca/NWT, or follow along through social media at www.facebook.com/HockeyCanada, www.Twitter.com/HockeyCanada and www.Twitter.com/HC_TeamCanada.