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Coaching staff named for Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team and Canada’s National Women’s Development Team
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June 19, 2015
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CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada has named the coaching staff for Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team and Canada’s National Women’s Development Team for the 2015-16 season.

Each coaching staff was selected by Melody Davidson, Hockey Canada’s general manager of national women’s team programs, in consultation with Tom Renney, Hockey Canada’s president and chief executive officer, and Scott Smith, Hockey Canada’s chief operating officer.

“Our development and under-18 women’s teams are key stepping stones to representing the country as part of the National Women’s Team,” said Davidson. “We’re confident that our coaching staff selected will move these programs forward, not only developing the players as hockey players but as people.  We’re looking forward to watching the growth of both programs through our camps, series against the United States, and winter competitions.”  

Canada’s National Women’s Development Team

Dwayne Gylywoychuk (Winnipeg, Man./Hockey Manitoba) will lead Canada’s National Women’s Development Team, with assistant coaches Delaney Collins (Pilot Mound, Man./Mercyhurst University, CHA) and Darren Turcotte (North Bay, Ont./Nipissing University, OUA) and goaltending coach Amanda Mazzotta (London, Ont./Hockey Canada)

Dwayne Gylywoychuk won gold at the 2014 Nations Cup as head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Development Team, and served as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2014 4 Nations Cup, winning gold. As an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, he won gold at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship.

Delaney Collins played for Canada’s National Women’s Team from 1999-2011, capturing three gold medals (2007, 2004, 2000) and a silver medal (2008) at the IIHF World Women's Championship. As an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, she won silver at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship. Collins currently serves as an assistant coach at Mercyhurst University.

Darren Turcotte
is currently the head coach for Nipissing University and served as an assistant coach for Canada’s National Women’s Development Team during the 2014 summer selection camp. As a player, he was drafted in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers and played 11 NHL seasons with New York, Hartford, Winnipeg, San Jose, St. Louis and Nashville.

Amanda Mazzotta won silver as Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team’s goalie coach at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship. As a player she won silver with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2008 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship.

Hockey Canada also announced the support staff that will work with Canada’s National Women’s Development Team, including:

  • video coach Candice Moxley (Markham, Ont./Buffalo State University, ECAC)
  • therapist Diane Ouimet (Halifax, N.S./Halifax, QMJHL)
  • Dr. Alin Cristurean (Calgary, Alta./Hockey Canada)
  • strength and conditioning coach Jeff Osadec (Calgary, Alta./CSI Calgary)
  • mental skills coach Lori Dithurbide (Halifax, N.S./CSI Atlantic)
  • equipment manager Scott Cyr (Saskatoon, Sask./University of Saskatchewan, CWUAA)

Canada’s National Women’s Development Team will hold a selection camp in Calgary from Aug. 6-16, 2015, followed by a three-game series against the United States’ Women’s Under-22 Select Team from Aug. 20-23 in Lake Placid, N.Y. The development team will also participate at the Nations Cup in Germany in January 2016.

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team

Lisa Haley (Westville, N.S./Ryerson, CIS) has been named head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, along with assistant coaches Greg Fargo (Kingston, Ont./Colgate, ECAC) and Britni Smith (Port Perry, Ont./Clarkson, ECAC), and goaltending coach Perry Wilson (Lasalle, Ont./Windsor, OUA).

Lisa Haley won gold as an assistant coach for Canada’s National Women’s Team during the 2013-14 season at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. She won one gold medal (2012) and three silver medals (2008, 2011, 2013) as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship. With Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, she won gold as an assistant coach at the 2010 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship. Haley currently serves as the head coach of women’s hockey at Ryerson University.

Greg Fargo has been the head coach of women’s hockey at Colgate University since 2012. He served as an assistant coach at Canada’s National Women’s Development Team summer camp during the 2014-15 season.  

Britni Smith was an assistant coach at Canada’s National Women’s Team camp during the 2014-15 season and recently completed her first season as assistant coach at Clarkson University. As a player, she captured the 2014 Clarkson Cup with the CWHL’s Toronto Furies and won three gold medals with Canada’s National Women’s Development Team at the MLP Cup (2007, 2008, 2010).

Perry Wilson was the goaltending coach at Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 team selection camp in 2014. He won gold as goalie coach for Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship and also with Canada's National Women’s Development Team at the 2010 MLP Cup. 

Hockey Canada also announced the support staff that will work with Canada’s National Women’s Team, including:

  • video coach W. Adam Tresoor (Edmonton, Alta./Hockey Alberta)
  • therapist Emma Jack (London, Ont./Hockey Canada)
  • Dr. Wanda Millard (London, Ont./Hockey Canada)
  • massage therapist Brandy Osborne (Kelowna, B.C./Hockey Canada)
  • mental skills coach Sommer Christie (Calgary, Alta./CSI Calgary)
  • equipment manager Serge Leblanc (Moncton, N.B./Université de Moncton, AUS)

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team will hold a selection camp in Calgary from Aug. 6-16, 2015, followed by a three-game series against the United States’ Women’s Under-18 Select Team from Aug. 20-23 in Lake Placid, N.Y.

The 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship will take place from Jan. 8-15, 2016 in St. Catharines, Ont.

For more information on Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team and Canada’s National Women’s Development Team, visit www.hockeycanada.ca, or follow on social media at www.facebook.com/hockeycanada, www.twitter.com/hockeycanada and www.twitter.com/hc_women.

For more information:

Vacant
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 

 

Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca

 

Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)
ssharkey@hockeycanada.ca

 

Katie Macleod
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-612-2893 (mobile)
kmacleod@hockeycanada.ca

 

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