Head coach Melody Davidson announced on Thursday that Lauriane Rougeau (Beaconsfield, QC) has been named
captain of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team for this week’s three-game series against the USA’s
National Women’s Under-18 Team in Ottawa.
Rougeau, who spent the 2006-07 season the National Women’s Hockey League’s Montreal Axion as a
16-year-old, is the only member of the National Women’s Under-18 Team who played last year in Canada’s top
women’s hockey league.
She has also represented her province twice – winning bronze at the 2007 Canada Winter Games in
Whitehorse, YT, and silver at the November 2005 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Salmon Arm, BC.
In addition, Davidson named two alternate captains for the three-game series, which includes games
Thursday night, Friday night and Sunday morning.
Chelsea Karpenko (Winnipeg, MB) captained the Notre Dame Hounds to the Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA
Hockey League championship, as well as the Western Shield (Western Canadian Championship) and Mac’s Midget
Tournament championship in 2006-07, to go along with the silver medal she won with Team Manitoba at the 2007
Canada Winter Games. She also won the provincial championship, Western Shield and Mac’s Midget Tournament in
2005-06, her first with the Hounds.
Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, ON) was the second leading scorer – and leading goal scorer – in the
Provincial (ON) Women’s Hockey League in 2006-07, finishing with 32 goals and 15 assists for 47 points. She
helped the Durham Lightning to a runner-up finish in the PWHL playoffs, and a fourth-place finish at the OWHA
provincial championship. Spooner is a two-time gold medalist with her province, taking top spot at the 2007
Canada Winter Games, and the November 2005 National Women’s Under-18 Championship (with Team Ontario