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Hockey Canada to Hold National Women's Program Strength and Conditioning Camp in Calgary

May 12, 2010

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Wednesday a list of 109 players identified for a strength and conditioning camp that will take place from May 25-30 at the University of Calgary.

Invitations were made based on evaluations done throughout the 2009-10 season by Hockey Canada’s regional scouts and the coaching staffs of Canada’s National Women’s Team, National Women’s Under-22 Team and National Women’s Under-18 Team. Those who were chosen to attend the off-ice camp were evaluated while they played with their club teams in-season, as well as at various national camps and events.

The list of 109 players consists of 19 goaltenders, 33 defencemen and 57 forwards, many who have participated in Hockey Canada’s senior women’s, under-22 and under-18 programs. Invitees include Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont.), Jocelyne Larocque (Ste. Anne, Man.) and Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont.), who were all centralized with the National Women’s Team for the 2009-10 season. They were released from the team before the roster for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C. was announced.

Goaltenders/Gardiennes Defence/Défense Forwards/Avants
Elaine Chuli Erin Ambrose Hannah Armstrong
Beth Clause Courtney Birchard Kelly Babstock
Ann-Renée Desbiens Andrea Boras Vicki Bendus
Roxanne Douville Alexis Crossley Christine Bestland
Ayla Frank Hayleigh Cudmore Ann-Sophie Bettez
Jennifer Gilligan Jenna Downey Emmanuelle Blais
Rachelle Graham Shannon Doyle Bailey Bram
Erica Howe Sarah Edney Shelby Bram
Liz Knox Laura Fortino Jessica Campbell
Geneviève Lacasse Abbey Frazer Michela Cava
Carmen MacDonald Annie Guay Ashley Cockell
Amanda Makela Brittany Haverstock Nicole Connery
Amanda Mazzotta Brigette Lacquette Molly Contini
Nicole Paniccia Brooklyn Langlois Mélodie Daoust
Hillary Pattenden Jocelyne Larocque Gabrielle Davidson
Brianna Piper Geneviève Legault Meghan Dufault
Abby Ryplanski Carolyn Luczak Mallory Deluce
Lisa Steffes Stefanie McKeough Vanessa Emond
Camille Trautman Saige Pacholok Emily Fulton
  Cassandra Poudrier Danielle Gagne
  Katelyn Ptolemy Kristine Grenier
  Stephanie Ramsay Amy Helfrich
  Gina Repaci Olivia Howe
  Cydney Roesler Brianne Jenner
  Lauriane Rougeau Katy Josephs
  Jennifer Shields Chelsea Karpenko
  Bobbi-Jo Slusar Laurie Kingsbury
  Britni Smith Jenelle Kohanchuk
  Shannon Stoneburgh Rebecca Kohler
  Emily van Diepen Nicole Kosta
  Tara Watchorn Monica Leck
  Alexis Woloschuk Casandra Langan
  Katarina Zgraja Jocelyne Leblanc
    Shannon MacAulay
    Sarah MacDonnell
    Laura McIntosh
    Isabel Menard
    Cayley Mercer
    Laurie Mercier
    Karlee Odland
    Camille Pauck-Therrien
    Laurence Porlier
    Carolyne Prevost
    Jamie Lee Rattray
    Sarah Robson
    Jillian Saulnier
    Jesse Scanzano
    Erika Sowchuk
    Natalie Spooner
    Laura Stacey
    Kelly Terry
    Kaitlyn Tougas
    Blayre Turnbull
    Jennifer Wakefield
    Catherine White
    Jessica Wong
    Brittany Zuback


Invited, but unable to attend/Invitée, mais incaple d'assister
Goaltenders/Gardiennes Defence/Défense Forwards/Avants
Alexandra Garcia Rebecca Hewett Leah Copeland
Christina Kessler Caitlin MacDonald Laura Fridfinnson
    Jess Jones
    Leslie Oles

The list of players also includes 20 members of Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team, which beat Switzerland to win gold at the MLP Cup this January in Ravensburg, Germany, as well as 17 members of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, which beat the United States 5-4 in overtime on April 3 to win its first gold medal at the IIHF World Women’s Under-18 Championship.

The 21 members of Canada’s Olympic roster, as well as any senior program athletes who have been centralized with the National Women’s Team more than once, are not required to attend this camp.

The camp will consist of five days of off-ice fitness training and is considered an important first step in identifying this country’s future women’s hockey stars, including those who could be in the running to represent Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

The camp is a closed event. For more information on Canada’s National Women’s Team, National Women’s Under-22 Team and National Women’s Under-18 Team, go to

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)


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