Hockey Manitoba is proud to announce the members for Team Manitoba who will be competing in the National Under-18 Women’s Hockey Championships in Salmon Arm, BC from November 9-13, 2005.
The announcement of the final roster concludes a lengthy selection process for the 20 members of Team Manitoba. Players first take part in regional camps, before moving on to the Spring and then the Summer camp. The final step of the evaluation process was the University of Manitoba Bison Invitational Tournament where, for the second straight year, Team Manitoba captured first.
Team Manitoba finished 5th at last year’s National Championships and the team returns 7 players from the squad including goaltender Melissa Kunzelman, defence Cassandra Flanagan, Jocelyne Larocque, Ashley Lynch, and Sarah Murray, and forwards Tammy Brade and Laura Fridfinnson.
The seven females are joined on this years squad by goaltender Jenna Illchuk, defence Saleah Morrison and Samantha Wauer, and forwards Josie Bertholet, Meghan Corbett, Kayla Duna, Amanda Klassen, Kelsey Kulbacki, Cindy Lukianchuk, Addie Miles, Jenna Ouellette, and Jasmine Pollock.
The squad will be coached by Keri Yackel of East St. Paul, who was an assistant with last year’s squad. She will be joined on the bench by Winnipeg’s Peter Woods and Dauphin’s Terry Arksey.