Hockey Canada release | Camp Roster
MINNEAPOLIS -- University of Minnesota sophomore Lindsay Agnew is one of 25 players set to attend Canada's National Women's Development Team selection camp from Saturday, Aug. 5 through Friday, Aug. 18 in Calgary, Hockey Canada announced Thursday.
The camp, paired with Canada's National Women's Under-18 Team selection camp as part of the HOckey Canada National Teams' Summer Showcase will be on the ice at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park. Twenty-five development team invitees and 42 under-18 invitees will vie for opportunities to represent their country in international competition this season.
Melody Davidson, Hockey Canada’s general manager of national women’s team programs, led the player selection with assistance from Hockey Canada regional scouts – Dwayne Gylywoychuk (Manitoba), Brian Hart (Ontario), Greg Hermiston (B.C.), Chris Higgins (Ontario), Scott Lambton (Quebec), Rod Larsen (Saskatchewan), Doug Macleod (Alberta), Troy Ryan (Atlantic), and Gary Soper (Ontario).
"This is an important opportunity for us to not only evaluate some of Canada’s top female talent within our under-18 and development pool, but also to continue to work with these athletes on their individual growth on and off the ice," said Davidson. "This year we have the unique opportunity to have U SPORTS as well as national team talent from Japan and Russia to provide an additional competitive element to our summer camps. We’re looking forward to kicking off the 2017-18 season with these players."
The 25 players include five goaltenders, six defensemen, and 14 forwards, and the camp attendees will participate in several practices and intrasquad games, as well as off-ice dryland training, fitness testing, and classroom sessions.
Canada’s National Women’s Development Team selection camp will also feature Japan’s national women’s program and a select team of U SPORTS players.
Following camp, Hockey Canada scouts, along with the team’s coaching staff, will continue to evaluate players with their club teams during the 2017-18 season, in preparation for selecting the Canadian team that will compete at the 2018 Nations Cup in Füssen, Germany, in January.
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