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By the numbers: Women’s Summer Showcase

The National Women’s Program is in the spotlight as under-18 and development camps get underway in the Stampede City

Jason La Rose
August 3, 2018

The busy summer for Hockey Canada continues with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team and Canada’s National Women’s Development Team selection camps on the ice in Calgary.

Here’s how it breaks down: 42 players will attend at development team camp beginning Aug. 2 before 42 U18 hopefuls gather three days later. After week-long camps, both teams will produce 22-player rosters for three-game series against the United States in Calgary from Aug. 16-19.

Take a closer look at Canada’s summer campers…

1 – Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner invited to NWDT camp; Daryl Watts became the first freshman to be named the best player in women’s college hockey, posting an NCAA-best 82 points in 38 games with Boston College.

3 – NWDT camp invitees who were centralized with Canada’s National Women’s Team ahead of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games – Amy Potomak, Sarah Potomak and Micah Zandee-Hart.

3 – U18 camp invitees who played at the 2018 Esso Cup in Bridgewater, N.S.; Joelle Fiala and Grace Shirley helped the Saskatoon Stars to a silver medal, while Ann-Frederik Naud finished tied for fourth in tournament scoring with the bronze medal-winning Pionnières de Lanaudière.

4 – players invited to U18 camp who helped Canada win bronze at the 2018 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship as under-agers – Julia Gosling, Alexie Guay, Maggie MacEachern and Grace Shirley. Six more bronze-medallists – Lexie Adzija, Zoe Boyd, Maggie Connors, Claire Dalton, Sarah Fillier and Emily Rickwood – earned invites to NWDT camp.

4 – NWDT camp invitees who have never attended a Hockey Canada camp; Brittany Howard, Emma Keenan, Autumn MacDougall and Kati Tabin will make their national team debuts in Calgary.

5 – players invited to both camps who helped Ontario Red win gold at the 2017 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Quebec City, Que. – Lexie Adzija (NWDT), Zoe Boyd (NWDT), Claire Dalton (NWDT), Sarah Fillier (NWDT) and Maggie MacEachern (U18).

5 – players invited to NWDT camp who were named NCAA All-Americans in 2017-18; Loren Gabel and Daryl Watts earned first-team honours, while Kristen Campbell, Élizabeth Giguère and Brittany Howard were second-teamers.

6 – NWDT camp invitees who helped Clarkson University win its second-consecutive NCAA national championship – Loren Gabel, Elizabeth Giguère, Emma Keenan, Rhyen McGill, Josiane Pozzebon and Ella Shelton.

15 – players invited to NWDT camp who wore the red-and-white at the 2018 Nations Cup; Lindsay Agnew, Ashton Bell, Marlène Boissonnault, Jaime Bourbonnais, Codie Cross, Tricia Deguire, Loren Gabel, Emma Maltais, Allie Munroe, Kristin O’Neill, Amy Potomak, Josiane Pozzebon, Ella Shelton, Sophie Shirley and Kaitlin Tse were part of the Canadian contingent that finished fifth in Füssen, Germany.

43 – Ontario natives invited to both camps, more than any other province or territory; it is followed by British Columbia (10), Manitoba (10), Alberta (8), Saskatchewan (6), Nova Scotia (5), Quebec (5), Newfoundland & Labrador (2) and New Brunswick (1).

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

[email protected] 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

[email protected]

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

[email protected]

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