Ones to watch
These players are ready to make their marks at the 2016 National Women’s Under-18 Championship
November 8, 2016
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ALBERTA

DARA GREIG
tremendous skill with the puck … excellent shot … strong skater … very good acceleration … an offensive catalyst … drives the seams … knows how to protect the puck

MCKENZIE HEWETT
persistent … can play in all situations … defensively responsible … has big-game experience … always works hard … has a nose for the net … leads by example on and off ice

TAYLOR SAWKA
smooth skater … combination of skill and strength … outstanding vision … uses teammates well … good in tight spaces … great hockey sense … excels at both ends of the ice

ATLANTIC

MAGGIE CONNORS
elusive speed and puck skills … high hockey IQ … great in small space … can make plays out of nothing … consistent from shift to shift … makes players around her better

KRISTEN MCKINLEY
great skating two-way forward … can play centre or wing … effective on the PK … displays leadership in her habits … competes hard … demonstrates a good ability to finish

JULIA SCAMMELL
smooth- skating defender … not afraid to join the rush … has an accurate and hard shot … closes gaps quickly … plays a calm style … good first pass … plays in all situations

BRITISH COLUMBIA

MAEGAN BERES
talented two-way player … makes an impact every shift … plays with intensity … consistent performer … effective in all siuations … very good leader … high hockey IQ

OLIVIA KNOWLES
big, strong defenceman … complete game … sees the ice very well … hard shot … very strong passer … rushes the puck well … is defensively responsible … plays in all situations

AMY POTOMAK
elite offensive player … knows how to score … great shot … advanced stick-handling ability … creativity is through the roof … gifted skater … pull-away speed … key on the PP

MANITOBA

ASHTON BELL
tremendous skating ability … elite hockey IQ … knows how to create space for herself … very accurate shot … a leader … plays a 200-foot game … high-end puck skills

KYRA THIESSEN
physical presence in defensive zone … makes a great first pass … leads by example … hard point shot … always in good position … calming blue-line influence

HOLLY REUTHER
tenacious on the forecheck … dangerous from in close … finds open space in offensive zone … great shot blocker … plays with an edge … infectious work ethic

ONTARIO BLUE

MEGHAN HECTOR
strong on the defensive side of the puck … plays a 200-foot game … defends well 1-on-1 … good outlet pass

BROOKE MCQUIGGE
solid on her skates … power forward … competes hard … good puck skills … can make plays or score goals

LEXI TEMPLEMAN
good hands … smart around the net … makes other around her better … crazy work ethic … good hockey IQ

ONTARIO RED

EMMA MALTAIS
solid skater … good instincts on both sides of the puck … sacrifices for the team … good distribution skills

DARYL WATTS
good acceleration … strong puck skills … knows how to score … sees the ice well … offensively impactful

SHELBY WOOD
great leadership skills … excellent skater … very strong in the defensive end … can play in all situations

QUEBEC

ÉDITH D’ASTOUS-MOREAU
uses her size well … very good rebound control … doesn’t panic under pressure … good with the glove … doesn’t shy away from physical play in front … good communicator

GABRIELLE DAVID
explosive forward … able to work efficiently in tight space … plays well in all three zones … works hard … plays in all situations … offensively skilled and defensively reliable

AUDREY-ANNE VEILLETTE
dangerous with the puck on her stick … fluid and powerful skater … good on face-offs … high hockey IQ … uses her teammates well … efficient as a passer or shooter

SASKATCHEWAN

BROOKE HOBSON
fluid skater … good passer … great stick … hard, accurate shot … can play in any situation … thrives on special teams … not afraid to jump up offensively … defensively responsible

MACKENNA PARKER
two-way forward … plays a 200-foot game … has good offensive ability … can play any role … team player … good skater … high hockey IQ … plays with purpose and passion

SOPHIE SHIRLEY
highly-skilled … great speed … always an offensive threat … tremendous vision … high hockey IQ … good shot … can score from anywhere … makes room for herself … smooth skater

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

 

Morgan Bell
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-669-1261 (mobile)
mbell@hockeycanada.ca

 

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

 

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