OTTAWA, Ont. – Hockey Canada announced Sunday the 23 players selected for Canada’s National Women’s Team
during the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, taking place April 7-14 in Burlington, Vt.
The announcement comes at the conclusion of Canada’s National Women’s Team selection camp, which ran March
26-31 in Ottawa, Ont., and included several practices at Carleton University’s Ice House, two exhibition
games against Midget AAA boys’ team from Quebec, and concluded with a pre-competition match-up against rivals
the United States at the Ottawa Civic Centre. Twenty-eight players from across the country came to the
nation’s capital for selection camp, including 18 returnees from the Canadian contingent that claimed silver
at the 2011 IIHF World Women’s Championship in Winterthur and Zurich, Switzerland, last April.
Congratulations to all of the players named to the final National Women’s Team roster for this year’s
world championship, as well as to their families, coaches, and club teams,” said Kalli Quinn, director of
female national teams for Hockey Canada. “This is an incredible accomplishment they should all take great
pride in, and we’re confident they’ll make the entire country proud when they take to the ice later this
month in Vermont.”
There will be general media availability with Canada’s National Women’s Team players at about 1:30 p.m. ET
in the Newfoundland Room at the Westin Ottawa. Please contact Kristen Lipscombe, Hockey Canada’s coordinator
of communications, for interview requests email@example.com or (403) 826-4819.
Canada’s National Women’s Team has been selected by head coach Dan Church (Toronto, Ont./York University,
CIS), assistant coaches Doug Derraugh (Arnprior, Ont./Cornell University, ECAC) and Danielle Goyette
(St-Nazaire, Que./University of Calgary, CIS), along with Hockey Canada’s head scout of national women’s team
programs Melody Davidson. The team travels to Jay Peak, Vt., today to kick off a pre-competition camp that
runs through Friday, April 6, and includes an exhibition at 7 p.m. ET at Jay Peak Ice House on Thursday,
Canada faces off against the United States for it opening game at the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World
Championship at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 7. TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcasters, will air
all of Canada’s games, including preliminary games against Finland at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 8 and Russia
at 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 10. The semifinals are scheduled for Friday, April 13 and medal matchups take
place Saturday, April 14. Check your local listings for broadcast times in your area.
The 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship is the 14th since the tournament’s 1990 inception.
Canada’s National Women’s Team has appeared in every world championship gold medal game, winning nine gold
medals (1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 20) and four silver (2005, 2008, 20).
NOTE TO MEDIA: Kristen Lipscombe, Hockey Canada’s coordinator of communications, will be
on site with Canada’s National Women’s Team in Ottawa, Jay Peak and Burlington. Please contact her for
interview requests at firstname.lastname@example.org or
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