Forty-three guest players at BFL National Women’s Development Team Summer Camp, presented by Sobeys

CALGARY, Alberta. – Canada’s National Women’s Development Team will return to the ice for the first time in two years, with 43 athletes invited to attend the BFL National Women’s Development Team Summer Camp, presented by Sobeys.

The 40 players who will participate in the camp – six goalkeepers, 12 defenders and 22 forwards – will be split into two teams and will participate in the training and intra-team matches of July 29-August. 9 at the WinSport Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. The camp will also feature two scrimmages against Canada’s National Women’s Team from August 7-9.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has really impacted this group of athletes with limited ice time, and the ability to bring everyone together with an elite group of coaches will benefit them as they move forward. are preparing for the coming season, ”said Gina Kingsbury (Rouyn-Noranda, Que.), director of hockey operations at Hockey Canada. “We look forward to welcoming our development athletes to Calgary for summer camp, and we know this group will be delighted to be on the ice together before a highly anticipated season. “

Hockey Canada has also named a former National Women’s Team Caroline Ouellette (Montreal, Que. / Concordia University, RSEQ) and Vicky Sunohara (Scarborough, Ont./University of Toronto, OUA) head coaches for the 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, Saskatchewan / PWHPA), as well as goalkeeper coach Perry Wilson (LaSalle, Ont./Windsor, OHL).


Twenty-three NextGen athletes invited to participate in the camp

Hockey Canada has announced that 23 NextGen athletes (born 2003) have been invited to Calgary to participate in the BFL National Women’s Under-18 Team Summer Development Camp, presented by Sobeys, July 29-August. 5 at the WinSport Canada Olympic Park.

The roster, which includes three goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards, represents a group of athletes who attended Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team’s virtual summer camp last season, but who were unable to participate in on-ice activities due to the pandemic. NextGen athletes will train and play against both teams from the U18 camp.

“Despite our NextGen athletes participating in our virtual summer camp last season, we wanted to make sure that this age group had the opportunity to attend a regular Hockey Canada summer camp,” said Kingsbury. “As with the rest of our athletes, the pandemic has limited on-ice opportunities for this group, and we know this camp will provide a great opportunity for these athletes to learn about Canada’s National Women’s Program and participate in an event. highly … competitive camp before going to school for the coming season.

Hockey Canada alumnus Noémie Marin (Acton Vale, Que. / John Abbott College, CEGEP) will lead NextGen athletes as Head Coach throughout the camp, alongside Assistant Coaches Chelsea Grills (Stittsville, Ont./University of Ottawa, OUA) and Cassie Turner (Campbellford, Ont./Quinnipiac University, CEAC), and goalkeeper coach Amanda Tapp (Calgary, Alberta).


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Mara R. Wilmoth