WINNIPEG - Hockey Manitoba is pleased to announce the leadership group for U18 Team Manitoba. Ashley McFadden (Winnipeg, MB) will captain Team MB at the upcoming National Women's Under-18 Championship taking place from November 1 - 5 in Quebec City, QC.
McFadden is currently playing with St. Mary's Academy in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League. This will be Ashley's 2nd year competing with Team MB at Nationals, last year being her first when Nationals was held in Regina, SK. McFadden comments: "being named captain of Team MB is a huge honour... I am proud to have a great group of leaders alongside me. I believe I speak for the entire team when I say we are very excited to get things underway in Quebec City."
Serving as assistant captains will be Sarah Dennehy (Winnipeg, MB), Julia McLennan (Winnipeg, MB) and Alexi Cheveldayoff (Winnipeg, MB). Dennehy and Cheveldayoff are both currently playing with St. Mary's Academy (CSSHL) while McLennan is currently playing with the Winnipeg Avros (MFMHL). Head Coach, Ashley Van Aggelen comments "I really feel like the players in our leadership group this year each bring a different dynamic to the team... we feel that the captains we have picked will continue to create a family environment where all players buy in and enjoy the experience while playing with a no quit attitude."
Team MB will hit the ice Monday October 30th in Quebec City, QC for an exhibition game versus Team Atlantic. The National Women's U-18 Championship is set to open November 1st with Team MB opening their schedule vs Host Team Quebec at 7:30PM (ET).
U-18 Team Manitoba Captain History
2016 Ashton Bell (Deloraine)
4 Assistant Captains
- Jalyn Elmes (Brandon)
- Kayla Friesen (Winnipeg)
- Ryleigh Houston (Winnipeg)
- Sheridan Oswald (Winnipeg)
2015 Canada Games
- Randi Marcon (Winnipeg)
2013 Steph Grossi (Winnipeg)
2012 Haille Krzyzaniak (Neepawa)
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