April 18, 2014
CALGARY, Alta. – Amanda Leveille has been invited to attend Canada’s National Women’s Program strength and conditioning camp, taking place May 7-11 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., Hockey Canada announced this week.
The camp will consist of five days of off-ice fitness training and on-ice sessions. The camp is considered an important first step in pinpointing the country’s future women’s hockey stars, including those who could one day be in the running to play for Canada’s National Women’s Team.
The invitation list includes 53 candidates for Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team and 51 candidates for Canada’s National Women’s Development Team.
"This is a great honor and very well deserved for Amanda after such a successful season," head coach Brad Frost said. "It is great for her being in the mix with Hockey Canada."
Leveille, a Kingston, Ont., native concluded her sophomore season with the Gophers as the national leader with a .945 save percentage and a .939 winning percentage (38-2-1). She ranked second in the country with a 1.22 goals against average and 13 shutouts.
An All-WCHA Second Team honoree, Leveille made her mark in the Gophers' record book this season. She tied the program's all-time single-season record with 38 wins and ranks second all-time with 13 shutouts. Her 850 saves in 2013-14 rank third all-time.
With her selection for Hockey Canada's spring strength and conditioning camp, Leveille will be consideration for the Canadian teams that will compete at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship; 2015 Meco Cup, an international tournament featuring Europe’s top senior women’s teams; as well as competitions with Canada’s National Women’s Team.
Following the strength and condition camp, Hockey Canada scouts will continue to evaluate players at additional national team camps in August, and as they compete with their club and school teams at various provincial and national events, including the 2015 Canada Winter Games; 2015 Esso Cup, Canada’s National Female Midget Championship; and both NCAA Division 1 and Canadian Interuniversity Sport competition.
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