July 12, 2014
CALGARY, Alta. – Gopher junior Amanda Leveille is among 42 players invited to Canada’s National Women’s Development Team selection camp, taking place Aug. 8-17 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
From the selection camp, Hockey Canada will choose 22 players for a three-game series against the U.S. Women’s Under-22 Select Team, scheduled for Aug. 21-24 in Calgary, Alta.
The selection camp roster includes six goalies, 12 defensemen and 24 forwards. Invitations are based on evaluations by Hockey Canada scouts during the 2013-14 season.
Leveille also attended Canada’s National Women’s Program strength and conditioning camp in May. A Kingston, Ont., native, Leveille 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.
The 42 players attending Canada’s National Women’s Development Team selection camp will be split into two teams, which will participate in several practices and intrasquad games, as well as off-ice dryland training, fitness testing and high performance classroom sessions.
Following the three-game series against the U.S., Hockey Canada scouts, along with the team’s coaching staff, will continue to evaluate players with their club teams during the 2014-15 season, in preparation for selecting the Canadian team that will compete at the 2015 Meco Cup in Germany next January.
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