CALGARY, Alta. – Canada’s National Women’s Development Team will return to the ice for the first time in two years, with 43 athletes invited to participate in the BFL National Women’s Development Team Summer Camp, presented by Sobeys.
The 40 players who will attend camp – six goaltenders, 12 defence and 22 forwards – will be split into two teams and participate in practices and intrasquad games from July 29-Aug. 9 at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. The camp will also feature two scrimmages against Canada’s National Women’s Team from Aug. 7-9.
“The COVID-19 pandemic really impacted this group of athletes with limited ice time, and the opportunity to bring everyone together with an elite group of coaches will benefit them as they prepare for the upcoming season,” said Gina Kingsbury (Rouyn-Noranda, Que.), director of hockey operations with Hockey Canada. ““We look forward to welcoming our development athletes back to Calgary for summer camp, and we know this group will be excited to get on the ice together before a highly-anticipated season.”
Manitobans invited to BFL National Women’s Development Team Summer Camp:
|First Name||Last Name||Position||Hometown||Current Team|
|Raygan||Kirk||G||Ste. Anne||Ohio State University (WCHA)|
|Corinne||Schroeder||G||Elm Creek||Quinnipiac University (ECAC)|
Hockey Canada has also named National Women’s Team alumnae Caroline Ouellette (Montreal, Que./Concordia University, RSEQ) and Vicky Sunohara (Scarborough, Ont./University of Toronto, OUA) head coaches for camp. They will work alongside assistant coaches Rachel Flanagan (Pontypool, Ont./University of Guelph, OUA), Chris MacKenzie (Niagara Falls, Ont./University of Connecticut, HE), Candice Moxley (Markham, Ont./Western University, OUA) and Dean Seymour (Saskatoon, Sask./PWHPA), as well as goaltending coach Perry Wilson (LaSalle, Ont./Windsor, OHL).