2017 nwu18c players to watch
Ready to leave their marks
12 forwards, 8 defencemen, 4 goaltenders … keep an eye on the these Players to Watch at the 2017 National Women’s Under-18 Championship
Jason La Rose
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October 31, 2017
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They are the ones counted on to win key face-offs, be the backbone of the penalty kill and lead by example.

They are commended for their elite offensive skills, defensive responsibility and poise at both ends of the ice.

They are the Players to Watch at the 2017 National Women’s Under-18 Championship.

ALBERTA

CAMRYN DREVER
big-game goaltender … has a championship pedigree … very athletic … leads by example on and off the ice … loves to compete … good communicator

DARA GREIG
very talented with the puck on her stick … excellent playmaker … strong skater … offensive catalyst … uses her teammates very well … thinks the game well

COURTNEY KOLLMAN
quick feet … uses her feet to make plays … work ethic is infectious … motor always running on the ice … plays a 200-foot game … tremendous hockey sense

ATLANTIC

JOSIE CHISHOLM
tremendous agility … uses quickness to jump into rush … defensively sound … tough to beat one-on-one … gets her shot through

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

TALLI WARREN
uses strength to her advantage … hard, accurate shot … makes a strong first pass … plays in all situations … very good communicator

BRITISH COLUMBIA

KATE STUART
uses her size to her advantage … fierce competitor … thinks the game well … technically sound

COURTNEY VORSTER
two-way defenceman … plays in all situations … very smart … great skater … leads by example

KENDRA WOODLAND
plays with composure … confident goaltender … tremendous work ethic … battles hard … athletic

MANITOBA

ALEXI CHEVELDAYOFF
makes a great first pass … physical presence on the back end … hard, accurate shot … sees the ice very well … excellent compete level … plays with poise

ASHLEY MCFADDEN
tremendous skater … elite-level hockey sense … very strong 200-foot game … high-end puck skills … loves to be a leader … hard shot with quick release

HALLE OSWALD
fierce competitor … reads the play very well … highly athletic … incredible flexibility … makes the tough saves look easy … calming presence in the net

ONTARIO BLUE

JULIA GOSLING
power forward with skill … solid skater … has the hands to make plays and score goals … tenacious on the forecheck … plays a 200-foot game

ALEXA HOSKIN
excellent skater … quickness and speed … high-end puck skills … elusive with the puck … can be a game-changer … makes her teammates better

EMILY RICKWOOD
tremendous skill at both ends … sees the ice well … elusive in the defensive zone … excellent first pass … solid gap control … likes to jump into the rush

ONTARIO RED

ZOE BOYD
solid on both sides of the puck … good passer … gets shots through … defensively responsible … good stick-on-puck skills … excellent leader

SARAH FILLIER
highly-skilled forward … explosive skater … offensive threat … tremendous work ethic … makes players around her better … solid hockey IQ

ABYGAIL MOLOUGHNEY
strong two-way player … very good playmaker … sees the ice very well … offensive catalyst … can play in all situations … always works hard

QUEBEC

ROSALIE DEMERS
explosive forward … great playmaker … dangerous from in close … very effective on the forecheck … grinds along the boards

ALEXIE GUAY
offensive defenceman … good puck control … heavy shot from the point … solid on her skates … uses her size well in the defensive zone

AUDREY-ANNE VEILLETTE
power forward … uses her size to her advantage … dangerous shot … good in all three zones … very good in the face-off circle

SASKATCHEWAN

TAYLOR KIRWAN
skilled defenseman … can play in all situations … never gives up on plays … can make a strong breakout pass or carry the puck … thinks the game … very good leader

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 passion

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

For more information:

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

 

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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