wu18 players to watch
Ready to leave their marks
Keep an eye on the these players at the 2015 National Women’s Under-18 Championship
November 3, 2015
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They’re the ones counted on to win key face-offs, be the backbone of the penalty kill and lead by example. They’re commended for their elite offensive skills, defensive responsibility and poise at both ends of the ice. They are the players to watch at the 2015 National Women’s Under-18 Championship.

ALBERTA

CODIE CROSS

veteran leader … big-game experience … puck-moving defenceman … great offensive instincts, but defensively responsible … sees the ice very well … knows what it takes to win

SARAH LECAVALIER

plays with passion … power forward … tremendous shot … leads by example … not afraid to go into “dirty” areas … plays a 200-foot game … has the respect of her teammates

MALIA SCHNEIDER

an offensive catalyst … has a nose for the net … competes at a high level … good hockey IQ … finds open space in the offensive zone … fantastic hands … doesn’t panic with the puck

ATLANTIC

AVA BOUTILIER

plays with a presence in goal … competes hard … strong desire to win … plays with confidence … technically sound … athletic goaltender … does what it takes to get better

GRACE GRAHAM

very skilled … relentless puck pursuit … opens space for linemates with speed … tremendous work ethic … strong character … passion and desire to win … strong on special teams

BRETTE PETTET

high hockey IQ … great release … knack for finding the back of the net … dangerous on the power play … leader on and off the ice … willing to play any role … team-first mentality

BRITISH COLUMBIA

ALEX GULSTENE

very technical goaltender … plays angles well … battles hard … rarely gives up a bad goal … good work ethic … tremendous with teammates … plays big … good rebound control

OLIVIA KNOWLES

big, strong defenceman … complete game … sees the ice very well … hard shot … very strong passer … rushes the puck well … is defensively responsible … plays in all situations

AMY POTOMAK

elite offensive player … knows how to score … great shot … advanced stick-handling ability … creativity is through the roof … gifted skater … pull-away speed … key on the PP

MANITOBA

JALYN ELMES

physical presence … makes a great first pass … gets shots through from the point … tremendous poise in her own end … plays a calm, collected game … a leader on and off the ice

KAYLA FRIESEN

high-end offensive skill … elite wrist shot … lightning-quick release … very good on special teams … tough to beat in the face-off circle … responsible two-way player … great leader

RYLEIGH HOUSTON

elite offensive skills … sees the ice very well … always a threat to score … uses her teammates well … tremendous compete level … plays a tenacious game … great motivator

ONTARIO BLUE

CYNTHIA CAVANAGH

a tireless leader … relentless work ethic … fearless competitor … very good puck skills … solid skater … plays in all situations … plays with a team-first attitude … knows how to win

CELINE FRAPPIER

offensively gifted … strong on the puck … sees the ice well … smart three-zone positioning … competes every shift … willing to sacrifice to help team … makes smart decisions

BRIANNA GAFFNEY

wears her heart on her sleeve … very good speed and quickness … hard to play against … fierce competitor … goes to the net with and without the puck … knows how to score goals

ONTARIO RED

LINDSAY AGNEW

plays at a high level … good skater … very good puck skills … strong on the puck … always a threat to score … plays a two-way game … reads the ice well … not afraid to battle

JAIME BOURBONNAIS

responsible in all three zones … excellent leader … smooth skater … elite-level hockey sense … makes good decisions with the puck … can elude pressure in high-traffic areas

KRISTIN O’NEILL

leaves it all on the ice … has big-game experience … a born leader … relentless work ethic … plays hard in all three zones … speed to elude opposition off the rush … likes to score

QUEBEC

TAMMY-LEE CORBEIL

fast and fluid skater … makes a great first pass … hard, accurate shot … not afraid to play a physical game … a backbone of the penalty kill … has big-game experience … smart player

MARIE-PIER COULOMBE

quick and athletic goaltender … good pad skills … loves to compete … tremendous teammate … very good at tracking the puck … sees well through traffic … supports defencemen

EDITH D’ASTOUS-MOREAU

uses her size well … very good rebound control … doesn’t panic … good with the glove … doesn’t shy away from physical play in front of her net … good communicator

SASKATCHEWAN

SOPHIE SHIRLEY

highly-skilled … great speed … always an offensive threat … tremendous vision … high hockey IQ … good shot … can score from anywhere … makes room for herself … smooth skater

KAYLA KIRWAN

plays a 200-foot game … never gives up on the play … makes very good first passes … likes to join the rush … thinks the game very well … good leader … relentless on the puck

BROOKE HOBSON

fluid skater … good passer … great stick … hard, accurate shot … can play in any situation … thrives on special teams … not afraid to jump up offensively … defensively responsible

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
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Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
Office: 403-777-4567
Mobile: 905-906-5327
[email protected]

 

Katie Macleod
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
Office: 403-284-6427
Mobile: 403-612-2893
[email protected]

 

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