Canada set to face United States in pair of three-game series
Rosters announced for National Women’s Development Team and National Women’s Under-18 Team; 46 players to wear the new Team Canada jersey on the ice for the first time
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August 14, 2016
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CALGARY, Alta. – The 23 players selected to Canada’s National Women’s Development Team and National Women’s Under-18 Team will wear the new Team Canada jersey for the first time as compete in a pair of three-game series against the United States in Calgary at the Markin MacPhail Centre from Aug. 14-21.

The two teams – Canada’s National Women’s Development Team and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team – were selected following selection camps at the Hockey Canada National Teams’ Summer Showcase.

The development team will open its series against the United States on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT, while the puck drops for the under-18 team on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Tickets to the three-game series are available for purchase online by clicking here; an unlimited game pass that includes all series games can be purchased for $20, or single-game tickets are available for $5.

“Our selection camps gave us a great opportunity to evaluate the players in both programs on and off the ice and these decisions were tough to make,” said Melody Davidson, Hockey Canada’s general manager of national women’s team programs. “These series will showcase the depth of talent across Canada at the under-18 and development level and are another important step in the journey of these 46 players as they vie for spots on our teams throughout the season.”

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team

From Aug. 14-21, 23 players (three goaltenders, seven defenceman and 13 forwards) will put on the new Team Canada jersey as they compete against the United States in a three-game series. A complete series schedule can be found here. Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team also features:

  • Seven players who won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2016 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship in St. Catharines, Ont. (Bell, D’Astous-Moreau, Knowles, Maltais, Potomak, Shirley, Watts)
  • Four players who attended the 2016 IIHF Women’s High Performance Camp in Vierumäki, Finland (Parker, Schroeder, Slobodzian, Veillette)
  • Two players who participated in the 2016 Esso Cup, Canada’s National Female Midget Championship, in Weyburn, Sask. (Parker, Slobodzian)

Following the series, Hockey Canada scouts, along with the team’s coaching staff, will continue to evaluate players with their provincial and club teams during the 2016-17 season, including at the 2016 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Regina from Nov. 9-13, in preparation for selecting the Canadian team that will compete at the 2017 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, Jan. 7-14, 2017, in Prerov and Zlin, Czech Republic. Players are also eligible to be selected for Canada’s National Women’s Team events throughout the 2016-17 season.

Canada’s National Women’s Development Team

From Aug. 14-20, 23 players (three goaltenders, seven defenceman and 13 forwards) will wear the new Team Canada jersey for the first time as they face-off against the United States in a three-game series. A complete series schedule can be found here. Canada’s National Women’s Development Team also features:

  • Three players who won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Kamloops, B.C. (Clark, Howe, Krzyzaniak)
  • Five players who won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Development Team at the 2016 Nations Cup in Füssen, Germany (Bach, Bunton, Hart, Gosling, Leslie)
  • Three players who won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2016 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship in St. Catharines, Ont. (Agnew, Neatby, O’Neill)

Following the series, Hockey Canada scouts, along with the team’s coaching staff, will continue to evaluate players with their club teams during the 2016-17 season, in preparation for selecting the Canadian team that will compete at the 2017 Nations Cup in Germany next January, as well as for possible invites to camps and events with Canada’s National Women’s Team.

NOTE TO MEDIA: Both teams will host a media availability on Monday, Aug. 15 following practice. Canada’s National Women’s Development Team will practice from 9:15-10:30 a.m. MT, while Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team will practice from 9:30-10:45 a.m. in Calgary. For photo requests and media availability during the series please contact Morgan Bell (under-18) via email at mbell@hockeycanada.ca or Esther Madziya (development) at emadziya@hockeycanada.ca.

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:

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

 

Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
mbell@hockeycanada.ca

 

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

 

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