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Thirteen National Women's Development Team players selected for three-game series with Canada's National Women's Team

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August 18, 2013
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CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Sunday the 13 players selected to join the 27 centralized with Canada’s National Women’s Team for Canada’s National Women’s Program Red-White Series, Aug. 21-24 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.

The nine forwards, three defencemen and one goaltender were chosen following Canada’s National Women’s Development Team selection camp, held Aug. 9-17 at the Markin MacPhail Centre.

The 40 players will be split into two teams for the three-game Red-White series: Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. MT, Thursday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. MT and Saturday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. MT.

The 13 players from Canada’s National Women’s Development Team selection camp were assembled by Melody Davidson, general manager of Canada’s National Women’s Team Programs, Hockey Canada’s head coach Tim Bothwell (Calgary, Alta./Calgary, CWHL) and assistant coaches Delaney Collins (Pilot Mound, Man./Mercyhurst University, CHA) and Amanda Benoit-Wark (Welland, Ont./Ridley College, NAPHA).

“As with any Team Canada roster there were many difficult decisions,” said Bothwell. “The 40 players at camp all worked extremely hard, performed well and maintained terrific attitudes throughout a physically and mentally demanding week. We are confident the 13 players selected will represent themselves and Canada’s National Women’s Development Team well in the three-game Red-White series this week.”

The 13 players chosen from Canada’s National Women’s Development Team selection camp include:

  • two players who won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18-Team at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship in Heinola/Vierumaki, Finland (Krzyzaniak, Newell);
  • eight players who won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-22/Development Team at the 2013 Meco Cup in Füssen, Germany (Ambrose, Bestland, Edney, Lefort, Rattray, Saulnier, Stacey, Terry).

The 13 players chosen from Canada’s National Women’s Development Team selection camp, by province:

  • Ontario – eight (Ambrose, Edney, Kosta, Mercer, Rattray, Stacey, Terry, Warren)
  • Manitoba – two (Bestland, Krzyzaniak)
  • British Columbia – one (Newell)
  • Nova Scotia – one (Saulnier)
  • Quebec – one (Lefort)

Following Canada’s National Women’s Program Red-White Series, Hockey Canada scouts, along with Canada’s National Women’s Development Team coaching staff, will continue to evaluate players with their club teams during the 2013-14 season.

NOTE TO MEDIA: Kristen Lipscombe, Hockey Canada’s coordinator of communications, will be on site in Calgary for Canada’s National Women’s Program Red-White Series. Please contact her for any interview requests at (403) 826-4819 or [email protected].

For more information on Canada’s National Women’s Team and Hockey Canada, please visit www.hockeycanada.ca/nwt, or follow along through social media at www.facebook.com/hockeycanada, www.twitter.com/hockeycanada and www.twitter.com/hc_women.

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

[email protected] 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

[email protected]

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

[email protected]

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