– Hockey Canada has announced the 23 players who will represent Canada at
the 2022 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, scheduled for
in Madison and Middleton, Wisconsin.
All 23 players named to the roster, consisting of
three goaltenders, seven defence and 13 forwards
, will be making their international debuts with Team Canada.
The roster was selected by head coach Howie Draper (Edmonton, Alta./University of Alberta, CW),
Vicky Sunohara (Scarborough, Ont./University of Toronto, OUA)
and Tara Watchorn (Newcastle, Ont./Stonehill College, NEWHA),
and goaltending coach Gord Woodhall (Winnipeg, Man./Winnipeg, MFHL), with
support from Gina Kingsbury (Rouyn-Noranda, Que.),
director of hockey operations with Hockey Canada, and Cherie Piper (Scarborough, Ont.), senior manager of
scouting and player development with Canada’s National Women’s Program;
Hockey Canada’s regional scouts also provided input.
“Our staff has done an amazing job evaluating talent at the under-18 level
through our selection camp and with their club teams throughout the
season,” said Kingsbury. “This is an exciting time for this group of
dedicated athletes, who have patiently waited for a chance to compete on
the international stage. Our athletes and coaching staff are eager to
travel to Wisconsin and represent Canada while having the opportunity to
compete for gold at the world championship.”
Canada is in Group A at the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship with
Finland, Sweden and the United States. Group B is comprised of Czechia,
Germany, Slovakia and Switzerland. It opens the tournament against Finland
on June 6 at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT. Canada will also face Sweden on June 7 at
5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT before its preliminary-round finale against the United
States on June 9 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will
broadcast 12 and nine games, respectively, from LaBahn Arena, including the
quarterfinals, semifinals and medal games; check local listings for
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team will look to earn its first gold
medal at the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship since 2019; it has won
five gold medals (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2019), seven silver (2008, 2009,
2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020) and one bronze (2018).
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Under-18 Team, please visit
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