TORONTO, Ont. – Hockey Canada announced Sunday the 22 players that will represent their country on
Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team in a three-game series against the United States’ Women’s Under-22
Select Team next week in Toronto.
The 13 forwards, seven defencemen and two goaltenders on the roster were chosen during the National
Women’s Under-22 Team selection camp, which ran in conjunction with the National Women’s Under-18 Team
selection camp, from August 7-15 in Toronto.
Head coach Jim Fetter (Waterloo, Ont.) assembled the team with help from Melody Davidson, Hockey Canada’s
head scout of women’s national team programs and Davidson’s team of Hockey Canada scouts, along with
newly-named assistant coaches Rachel Flanagan (Guelph, Ont.) and Dave Gwyn (Etobicoke, Ont.), and goaltending
coach Perry Wilson (Windsor, Ont.).
“The roster we have put together includes two 2010 Olympic gold medallists and many other rising women’s
hockey stars,” Fetter said. “The players who have been named to this team represent the future of the women’s
game and we’re excited to see how they perform on the ice against the U.S. next week.”
In addition to two gold medallists from the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C. (Rebecca Johnston
and Marie-Philip Poulin), the roster for Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team includes two players who
were centralized with Canada’s National Women’s Team during the 2009-10 season but were released prior to the
Olympics (Brianne Jenner and Jennifer Wakefield) and three members of the team that won Canada’s first-ever
women’s under-18 gold medal at the 2010 IIHF World Women’s Under-18 Championship in April in Chicago, Ill.
(Jessica Campbell, Brigette Lacquette and Jillian Saulnier).
Ten players return from last season’s National Women’s Under-22 Team, which won gold for the seventh time
in eight years at the 2010 MLP Cup in Germany in January (Vicki Bendus, Laura Fortino, Jenner, Jenelle
Kohanchuk, Lauriane Rougeau, Natalie Spooner, Tara Watchorn, Wakefield, Catherine White and Jessica
The newly-selected National Women’s Under-22 Team will remain in Toronto for games against the United
States’ Women’s Under-22 Select Team on August 18, 19 and 21 at the MasterCard Centre.
Following the series, Hockey Canada scouts and coaching staff for Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team
will continue to evaluate players when they return to their club teams for the 2010-11 season, in order to
decide who will represent Canada at the 2011 MLP Cup next January in Switzerland. Kristen Lipscombe, Hockey
Canada’s coordinator of communications, will be on site for the three-game series and is handling all
interview requests. She can be reached at 403-826-4819 or firstname.lastname@example.org.