CALGARY, Alta. –
Hockey Canada has announced the staff that will lead
Canada’s National Women’s Team
through the 2022-23 season.
Head coach Troy Ryan (Spryfield, N.S.), who recently
with the program will be joined by assistant coaches Kori Cheverie (New Glasgow, N.S.),
Caroline Ouellette (Montreal, Que./Concordia University, RSEQ), and Doug Derraugh (Arnprior, Ont./Cornell University, ECAC),
as well as goaltending coach Brad Kirkwood (Calgary, Alta.)
The coaching staff was selected by Gina Kingsbury (Rouyn-Noranda, Que.), director of hockey
operations, in consultation with Scott Salmond (Creston, B.C.) senior vice-president of
“We are very excited to announce our National Women’s Team Staff for the
upcoming season,” said Kingsbury. “Coming off a tremendously successful
year, winning the last three major events, we hope to continue to build on
the work we have done with a consistent and experienced staff. With Troy as
our head coach, we are eager to get started on our journey through this new
most recently led Canada to gold medals at the 2021 and 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championships and 2022 Olympic Winter Games as
head coach. He also earned a silver medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games,
silver at the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship and bronze at the 2019
IIHF Women’s World Championship, all as an assistant coach.
won gold medals as an assistant coach at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and
2021 and 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championships. She won a gold medal in
2019 as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team.
She also holds the distinction as the first woman to serve as a coach with
one of Canada's national men's teams at the 2022 IIHF U18 World
Championship and was also the first woman hired as a full-time assistant
coach in U SPORTS with the Ryerson University men's hockey team for five
is entering her second season as associate head coach of the women’s hockey
team at Concordia University after serving as interim head coach in
2020-21. Internationally, as a coach, she won a gold medal as an assistant
coach at the 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship, a bronze medal as an
assistant at the 2019 women’s worlds and a silver medal with Canada’s
National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2009 IIHF U18 Women’s World
Championship. As a player, she won four Olympic gold medals and six world
titles with Canada’s National Women’s Team during a 19-year international
is in his 17th season as the head coach of Cornell University’s women’s
hockey team. He is the winningest coach in the history of the program,
winning ACHA Coach of the Year three times and ECAC Coach of the Year five
times. He was also named USCHO Coach of the Year in 2019-20. This is his
fifth time representing Canada on the world stage, winning a
gold medal as an assistant coach at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, and both
the 2012 and 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship.
has served as goaltending consultant for Canada’s National Women’s Team
since 2015, earning gold medals at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, and 2021
and 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championships. He also won a gold medal with
Canada’s National Women’s Development Team at the 2015 Nations Cup.
Hockey Canada also announced the support staff that will work with Canada’s
National Women’s Team throughout the 2022-23 season:
Video coach James Emery (Calgary, Alta.)
Strength and conditioning coach
Vicki Bendus (Wasaga Beach, Ont./Brock University, OUA)
Equipment managers Andrew Davis (Hudson Heights, Que./ Concordia University, RSEQ) and
Serge LeBlanc (Grande-Digue, N.B./Université de Moncton, AUS)
Therapists Christine Atkins (Fort Macleod, Alta.) and
Diane Ouimet (Orleans, Ont./St. Francis Xavier University, AUS)
Massage therapist Meagan Cowell (London, Ont.)
Team physician Dr. Tina Atkinson (Shelburne, N.S./Halifax, QMJHL)
Hockey operations manager Dylan Rockwell (Calgary, Alta.)
Media relations manager Spencer Sharkey (Hamilton, Ont.)
Canada’s National Women’s Team continues the 2022-23 season with the
against the United States, beginning Nov. 15 in Kelowna, B.C.
Tickets are on sale now, starting as low as $35.
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