Before they hit the ice for Team Canada, the future of women’s hockey debuts on the national stage at the National Women’s Under-18 Championship, playing for a gold medal and national bragging rights. Eight provincial and regional teams – Alberta, Atlantic, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario Blue, Ontario Red, Quebec and Saskatchewan – gather for the national championship for a five-games-in-five-days sprint to gold.

Since the tournament’s inception in 2001, it has often been a first step towards international gold; 14 players who helped Canada’s National Women’s Team win its fourth-consecutive gold medal at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games were alumnae of the U18 nationals. Three-time Olympic gold medallist Marie-Philip Poulin ranks as the all-time leading scorer in tournament history, racking up 30 points (12G 18A) over three appearances with Quebec.

National Women's Under-18 Championship
Dawson Creek, B.C.
November 5-11, 2023
Dawson Creek, B.C.
Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2021
Dawson Creek, B.C.
November 2-8, 2020
Morden & Winkler, Man.
November 5-9, 2019
Quebec City, Que.
November 1-5, 2017
Which team has won the most gold medals? Which team scored the most goals in a game? How many alumna have played internationally? Get the answers in the National Women's U18 Championship Guide & Record Book.
All-Time Results
Year Gold Silver Bronze Location
2021 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic Dawson Creek, B.C.
2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic Dawson Creek, B.C.
2019 Ontario Red Saskatchewan Quebec Morden & Winkler, Man.
2017  Ontario Red Ontario Blue British Columbia Quebec City, Que.
2016  Ontario Red Quebec British Columbia Regina, Sask.
2015 Ontario Red Manitoba Ontario Blue Huntsville, Ont.
2013 Ontario Red Ontario Blue Alberta Calgary, Alta.
2012 Ontario Blue Manitoba Ontario Red Dawson Creek, B.C.
2011 Ontario Red Quebec Manitoba Saguenay, Que.
2009 Ontario Red Ontario Blue Quebec Surrey, B.C.
2008 Ontario Red Quebec Manitoba Greater Napanee, Ont.
2007 Ontario Red Quebec Manitoba Kitchener, Ont.
2005 (Nov.) Ontario Red Quebec Atlantic Salmon Arm, B.C.
2005 (Jan.) Ontario Red Quebec British Columbia Salmon Arm, B.C.
2001 Ontario Red Quebec West Trois-Rivières, Que.
2019 NWU18C: QUE 2 OT – ON-B 1 (Bronze)
Lussier was the overtime hero for Quebec in the bronze medal match.
2019 NWU18C: ON-R 3 – SK 1 (Gold)
Campbell led the charge in the gold medal game with two points.
2019 NWU18C: ATL 1 – MAN 0 (7th Place)
Rossignol scored and McCallum got the shutout in the Atlantic win.
2019 NWU18C: SK 3 – ON-B 1 (Semifinal)
Brick and Focht lifted their team with three-point performances.