2005 Esso Women's Nationals

Team Alberta is comprised of female athletes age 18-33.  The athletes on Team Alberta were born in Alberta, BC, and the NWT.  Occupations range from students to full-time mothers.

Hockey Alberta’s Female Council named the coaching staff in November. The Head Coach is Leduc’s Dave Lynes. Joining Lynes are assistants Julie Kelly (Spruce Grove) and Joyce Ricioppo (Edmonton).

The coaching staff has seen tremendous work ethic and intensity from the athletes.

In past years, the Alberta representative was the winner of the Senior AAA Female Provincial Championships held by Hockey Alberta.  In June 2004, it was voted by the membership of the Hockey Alberta Female Council that it would be an open try-out for 2005. 

The Female Council has been excited about the challenge that the membership had presented to them. The enthusiasm and dedication of the coaches and athletes has made this pursuit very worthwhile. The new format has given an opportunity to many Senior Female players of Alberta to participate in one of Canada's premier events and the athletes are looking forward to competing against some of Canada's top athletes.

Joyce Ricioppo, Assistant Coach
No. Player Position Ht Wt Shoots DOB This year's team
1 Janelle Huls G     L 1986-10-24 Southside Shooters
31 Tasha Sherbanuk G     L 1974-03-21 Calgary Chargers
15 Erin Gray D     R 1984-02-03 Western Univ. Mustangs
9 Lacey Senuk D     R 1985-04-29 Beaumont Storm
3 Michelle Goin D     R 1979-09-16 Wabamun Ladyhawks
16 Nadine Ricioppo D     R 1978-02-11 Panda Alumni
21 Trina Slivinski D     R 1971-10-31 Calgary Chargers
5 Whitney Juszkiewicz D     L 1984-06-19 Red Deer Bandits
17 Erin Smith F     R 1981-07-23 Red Deer Bandits
8 Gabrielle Pelland F     R 1978-09-05 Edmonton Snow Crows
12 Jenn Lunn F     L 1980-10-07 CAC Alumni
7 Jody Coughlan F     R 1975-01-12 Panda Alumni
26 Kristy Whalen F     R 1975-04-29 Calgary Hurricanes
14 Lori Krause F     L 1971-04-02 Red Deer Bandits
18 Silvia Traversa F     L 1980-11-14 Calgary Chargers
33 Suzie Jones F     L 1984-11-25 CAC Alumni
6 Tamara Gartner F     R 1972-12-19 Panda Alumni