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Esso Cup players to watch on the ice in Burnaby
April 23, 2013
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EDMONTON

MIKAELI CAVELL
strong power forward … uses her teammates extremely well … very responsible at both ends of the ice … tremendous leader on and off the ice

JESSICA HEALEY
tremendous composure with the puck … smart offensive defenceman … excellent vision in all three zones … makes heads-up decisions with the puck

ALEXANDRA POZNIKOFF
very explosive speed … excellent creativity … strong presence on the penalty kill … despite small stature, willing to go into the dirty areas

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LHFDQ NORD

VYCKIE GÉLINAS
plays with a high intensity … like to get involved physically … energetic player … tremendous leadership skills … great work ethic

ALYSON MATTEAU
not afraid to play physical … impressive size … hard, accurate shot … above-average strength … clears the front of the net well

ÈVE-AUDREY PICARD
highly-skilled forward … experienced in all situations … great speed … good hockey sense … plays with intensity … impact player

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METRO

ANNIE MACDONALD
very responsible two-way forward … always battles for the puck … wants the puck on her stick … great hands in close … can finish around the net

KATHERINE PURCHASE
very coachable … tremendous work ethic … always calm and in control … great fundamentals … quick from post to post … uses size to her advantage

EMMA WINTERS
tremendous attitude … strong in battles along the boards … great defensive awareness … quick learner … calming presence … offensive defenceman

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NORTH BAY

CORIE JACOBSON
good two-way defenceman … powerful skater … makes precision outlet passes … loves to battle … National Women’s Under-18 Team member

TAYLOR MURPHY
veteran leader … very quick and agile … opens up space for her teammates … has a knack for scoring big goals … sees the ice very well

SABRINA PICARD
No. 1 goaltender … numbers were tremendous (0.81 GAA, .946 SV%) … plays with confidence … follows the puck well … good rebound control

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REGINA

HANNAH HEISLER
strong two-way forward … uses size to her advantage … good in all three zones … fantastic leader … uses her teammates well … knows how to score

MELISSA MURRAY
well-rounded defenceman … very strong defensively … good offensive abilities … smooth skater … controls the game … tremendous work ethic

NIKKI WATTERS-MATTHES
veteran leader … offensive defenceman … tremendous skill set … fantastic skater … very good with the puck … sees the games well … good hockey IQ


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