Roster changes announced for Canada’s National Women’s Team
December 23, 2013

CALGARY, Alta. – Melody Davidson, Hockey Canada’s general manager of National Women’s Team programs, and Kevin Dineen, head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Team, announced Monday that three players have been released from Canada’s National Women’s Team’s centralization roster.

Defenceman Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ont./Brampton, CWHL), along with forwards Vicki Bendus (Wasaga Beach, Ont./Brampton, CWHL) and Bailey Bram (Ste. Anne, Man./Brampton, CWHL), have been released from the team.

Twenty-one players have been nominated to represent Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, which take place Feb. 7-23 in Sochi, Russia. The final roster includes three goaltenders, six defencemen and 12 forwards. 

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Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
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Hockey Canada
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Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


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Hockey Canada
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