Hockey Canada Network |
News
Hockey Canada Announces National Women's Under-18 Team Roster for 2008 IIHF World Women's Under-18 Championship
NR.164.07
|
December 7, 2007
|
|

CALGARY, AB – Melody Davidson, general manager of Canada’s National Women’s Program and head coach of the National Women’s Under-18 Team, announced on Friday Canada’s 20-player roster for the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Under-18 Championship, which will be held January 7-12, 2008 in Calgary, AB.

Canada’s roster includes 15 members of the team that swept the USA’s Women’s Under-18 Select Team in a three-game series in Ottawa, ON in August. Team Canada was selected based on evaluations done by Canada’s coaching and scouting staffs at various events, including the National Women’s Under-19 Program evaluation camp (July 22-29 in Calgary, AB), the National Women’s Under-18 Team series against the USA and the 2007 National Women’s Under-18 Championship (November 7-11 in Kitchener, ON).

Davidson worked together with assistant coaches Jim Fetter and Danielle Goyette, along with Hockey Canada’s scouting staff, in assembling the 20-player roster.

“We are very excited about the roster we have assembled to represent Canada at the first IIHF World Women’s Under-18 Championship,” Davidson says. “We feel these players will give us the best opportunity to find success at the world championship.”

January’s world championship will be the first ever held at the women’s Under-18 level, with eight teams – Canada, the USA, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, Russia and the Czech Republic – taking part in the six-day tournament at Father David Bauer Olympic Arena and Norma Bush Arena in Calgary.

Ticket packages are now available. The Championship Badge package gives fans access to all 20 games of the tournament, along with a free souvenir program and lapel pin and the chance to win prizes. Individual game tickets are not yet available. Also, family game packages are available, giving up to six family members a cost-effective way of checking out the action.

The event marks the second time Canada has played host to an inaugural IIHF women’s championship. In 1990 Ottawa, ON played host to the first-ever IIHF World Women’s Championship, a championship won by the host Canadians.


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

facebook.com/hockeycanada

twitter.com/hockeycanada

youtube.com/hockeycanadavideos

Videos
Photos
2014 Esso Cup: WEY 2 - SUD 1
Apr 20, 2014
Jenica Whitrow scoredwith less than two minutes to play to winit for Weyburn.
2014 WU18C: CAN 2 - SVK 1
Apr 20, 2014
Brendan Perlini’s two goals led Canada to a victory over the Slovaks.
2014 Esso Cup: STC 8 - MON 1
Apr 20, 2014
Sixteen players goton the score sheetas the hosts coastedto an opening win.
2014 Esso Cup: EDM 1 - FRA 0
Apr 20, 2014
Jessica Healey scoresthe game’s only goal as the Thunder winsits opener.
2014 WU18C: CAN 5 - GER 2
Apr 19, 2014
Ryan Gropp scored with 5:36 to go to help Canada to its second win.
2014 WU18C: CAN 3 - SWE 1
Apr 17, 2014
Virtanen scored twice to lead Canada to the tournament-opening win.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – USA 1
Mar 30, 2014
U18 women win gold.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 1 – RUS 0 (OT)
Mar 29, 2014
Canada edges Russia in overtime.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – CZE 0
Mar 26, 2014
Canadians shut out Czechs.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – FIN 0
Mar 24, 2014
U18 women blank Finland.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – JPN 1
Mar 23, 2014
Canada starts Worlds with win
2010 OLYW: Flag Raising
Feb 10, 2010
Canada's National Women's Team taking part in the Flag Raising ceremony at the Olympic Village in Vancouver, B.C.
Schedule
Close
Credit  
Close
Photo Credit: