CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Sunday the 22 players that will play for Canada’s National
Women’s Under-18 Team in a three-game series against the United States’ Women’s Under-18 National Team from
Thursday, Aug. 16 to Sunday, Aug. 19 in Blaine, Minn.
The 13 forwards, seven defencemen and two goaltenders were chosen following Canada’s National Women’s
Under-18 Team selection camp held Aug. 3-11 at Hockey Canada’s home rink, the WinSport Canada Athletic &
Ice Complex, in Calgary.
Hockey Canada also announced Sunday that Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask./Saskatoon, SFMAAAHL) will serve as
captain of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, while Kristyn Capizzano (Oakville, Ont./Mississauga,
PWHL) and Halli Krzyzaniak (Neepawa, Man./Pursuit of Excellence, Midget AAA) have been named alternate
captains for the upcoming three-game series against the U.S.
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team 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,
- One player who won the gold medal with Ontario Red at the 2011 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in
Saguenay, Que., last November (Capizzano);
- One player who participated in the 2012 IIHF High Performance Camp in Vierumäki, Finland, in July
- 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, by province:
- Ontario – six (Bunton, Capizzano, Korbs, Martindale, McKibbon, Sauvé)
- Alberta – four (Baumgardt, Heffernan, Murray, Smith)
- British Columbia – three (Newell, Miller, Ranahan)
- Québec – three (Bannon, Daoust, Dubois)
- Manitoba – three (Brykaliuk, Carels, Krzyzaniuk)
- Saskatchewan – two (Clark, Ottenbreit-Daunheimer)
- Prince Edward Island – one (Steele)
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team was assembled by Kalli Quinn, Hockey Canada’s director of female
national teams; Melody Davidson, Hockey Canada’s head scout of women’s national team programs, and her team
of scouts; along with head coach Jim Fetter (Waterloo, Ont./St. Cloud State University, WCHA), assistant
coaches Rebecca Russell (Lethbridge, N.L./Okanagan Hockey Academy, Midget AAA) and Laura Schuler
(Scarborough, Ont./University of Minnesota Duluth, WCHA), as well as goaltending coach Joe Johnston (Lower
Sackville, N.S./Dalhousie University, CIS).
“All 40 players who participated in our National Women’s Under-18 Team selection camp should be very proud
of their achievements,” Fetter said. “The competition on the ice in Calgary was intense, but we’re confident
that the final 22 players chosen to wear the red and white on the ice next week in Blaine will represent
Canada well both on and off the ice.”
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team will play three games against the United States’ Women’s Under-18
National Team on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. CT, Friday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. CT and Sunday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m.
CT, at the National Sports Centre’s Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minn.
Following the series, Hockey Canada scouts, along with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team coaching
staff, will continue to evaluate players with their club teams during the 2012-13 season, in preparation for
selecting the Canadian contingent that will compete at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World
Championship in Vierumäki, Finland next January.
NOTE TO MEDIA: Please contact Kristen Lipscombe, Hockey Canada’s coordinator of
communications, for any Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team interview requests at (403) 826-4819 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Canada’s National Women’s Program and Hockey Canada, please visit
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