Fifty-One Players Invited to Women's Under-22 Strength, Conditioning and Skating Camp
to Be Held in Calgary From May 28-31
May 9, 2008

CALGARY – Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Team head coach/general manager Melody Davidson announced on Friday that 51 of the country’s top under-22 women’s players will converge on Calgary from May 28-31 for a strength, conditioning and skating camp.

The roster includes 17 players that played on Canada’s 2007-08 National Women’s Under-22 Team (Meghan Agosta Cristin Allen, Courtney Birchard, Emmanuelle Blais, Mallory Deluce, Laura Fridfinnson, Jasmine Giles, Samantha Hunt, Haley Irwin, Rebecca Johnston, Stephanie Jones, Jocelyne Larocque, Jesse Scanzano, Amanda Shaw, Britni Smith, Dominique Thibault, Jennifer Wakefield, Catherine Ward) and three players with National Women’s Team experience (Agosta, Johnston, Wakefield)

The Under-22 camp roster also includes 15 members of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team which captured a silver medal at the inaugural IIHF World Women’s Under-18 Championship in Calgary, AB in January 2008 (Bailey Bram, Delayne Brian, Camille Dumais, Brittany Haverstock, Rebecca Hewett, Chelsea Karpenko, Jessica Jones, Laura MacIntosh, Amanda Mazzotta, Carolyne Prevost, Lauriane Rougeau, Natalie Spooner, Tara Watchorn, Samantha Watt, Catherine White)

Goaltenders (8)
Delayne Brian, 1990, Winnipeg, MB/ Notre Dame (SK) Midget
Carli Clemis, 1987, Taber, AB/ Dartmouth College (ECAC)
Kayley Herman, 1989, Weyburn, SK/ University of New Hampshire (HE)
Christina Kessler, 1988, Oakville, ON/ Harvard University (ECAC)
Liz Knox, 1988, Stouffville, ON/ Wilfrid Laurier University (CIS)
Amanda Mazzotta, 1990, London, ON/ London (PWHL)
Hillary Pattenden, 1990, Surrey, BC/ Pacific Steelers
Kristen Young, 1987, Calgary, AB/ Princeton University (ECAC)

Defencemen (15)
Cristin Allen, 1988, Pickering, ON/ University of Connecticut (HE)
Andrea Boras, 1989, Calgary, AB/ University of Alberta (CIS)
Brittany Haverstock, 1990, Hammonds Plains, NS/ Stoney Creek, PWHL
Rebecca Hewett, 1990, Oak Bluff, MB/ Manitoba Midget
Jocelyne Larocque, 1988, Ste. Anne, MB/ University of Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA)
Brittaney Maschmeyer, 1989, Bruderheim, AB/ St. Lawrence University (ECAC)
Alycia Matthews, 1987, Robson, BC/ University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
Katelyn Ptolemy, 1990, Dinsmore, SK/ Swift Current (SK) Midget
Stephanie Ramsey, 1990, Charlottetown, PEI/ Calgary X-Treme (WWHL)
Lauriane Rougeau, 1990, Beaconsfield, QC/ St-Jerome (CEGEP)
Amanda Shaw, 1987, St. Thomas, ON/ Boston University (HE)
Britni Smith, 1988, Port Perry, ON/ St. Lawrence University (ECAC)
Catherine Ward, 1987, Montreal, QC/ McGill University (CIS)
Tara Watchorn, 1990, Newcastle, ON/ Durham (PWHL)
Samantha Watt, 1990, Cremona, AB/ Calgary X-Treme (WWHL)

Forwards (28)
Meghan Agosta, 1987, Ruthven, ON/ Mercyhurst College (CHA)
Melissa Anderson, 1988, Langley, BC/ Boston University (HE)
Vicky Bendus, 1989, Wasaga Beach, ON/ Mercyhurst College (CHA)
Ann-Sophie Bettez, 1987, Sept-Iles, QC/ McGill University (CIS)
Courtney Birchard, 1989, Mississauga, ON/ University of New Hampshire (HE)
Emmanuelle Blais, 1987, Montreal, QC/ University of Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA)
Bailey Bram, 1990, Ste. Anne, MB/ Balmoral Hall Midget
Leah Copeland, 1988, Calgary, AB/ University of Alberta (CIS)
Mallory Deluce, 1989, London, ON/ University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
Camille Dumais, 1990, Beaconsfield, QC/ Dawson College (CEGEP)
Karell Emard, 1988, Richelieu, QC/ St. Lawrence University (ECAC)
Laura Fridfinsson, 1988, Arborg, MB/ University of Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA)
Jasmine Giles, 1988, Ottawa, ON/ University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
Samantha Hunt, 1987, Calgary, AB/ Colgate University (HE)
Haley Irwin, 1988, Thunder Bay, ON/ University of Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA)
Rebecca Johnston, 1989, Sudbury, ON/ Cornell University (ECAC)
Jessica Jones, 1990, Picton, ON/ Whitby (PWHL)
Chelsea Karpenko, 1990, Winnipeg, MB/ Notre Dame Midget
Jenelle Kohanchuk, 1990, Winnipeg, MB/ Balmoral Hall Midget
Marie-Andree Leclerc-Auger, 1988, Sherbrooke, QC/ St-Jerome, QC (CEGEP)
Laura McIntosh, 1990, Mississauga (PWHL)
Sara O’Toole, 1987, University of Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA)
Carolyne Prevost, 1990, London (PWHL)
Jesse Scanzano, 1988, Mercyhurst College (CHA)
Natalie Spooner, 1990, Durham (PWHL)
Dominique Thibault, 1988, University of Connecticut (HE)
Jennifer Wakefield, 1989, University of New Hampshire (HE)
Catherine White, 1990, Misssauga (PWHL)

Invited but unable to attend
Amanda Young, 1990, Red Deer (AB) Midget
Audrey Belanger-Cournoyer, 1990, St-Jerome (CEGEP)

The players will be put through fitness testing, and skating drills over the course of the four-day camp. Off-ice sessions will not be accessible while on-ice times at the Father David Bauer Olympic Arena in Calgary will be posted at at a later date. Please note that the focus for all on-ice sessions will be on skating techniques, and there will be no pucks on the ice.

Hockey Canada will also use the camp as an opportunity to get to know the players and give them off-ice training techniques, as well as nutritional guidance. Using the 2007-08 on-ice evaluation, performance at this camp and, for the goaltenders, performance at the June goalie camp, Hockey Canada officials will make their selections for an August camp which will aid them in selecting the National Women’s Under-22 Team for the 2008-09 season.

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)


Morgan Bell
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-669-1261 (mobile)


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)


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