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Sep 08, 2023 | Hockey Canada | 691 views
46 Players Invited to National Women's Team September Camp, Presented by BFL Canada

Congratulations to Aeros Alumnae Laura Stacey, Erin Ambrose, Jill Saulnier, Sophie Jaques, Claire Thompson, Jessie Eldridge & Hannah Murphy  

Six-day camp in Thorold to begin 2023-24 season, road to Women’s Worlds


CALGARY, AB – Hockey Canada has unveiled the 46 players who will participate in the National Women’s Team September camp, presented by BFL CANADA, set for Sept. 11-16 at Canada Games Park in Thorold, ON.

Six goaltenders, 14 defence and 26 forwards were selected by Gina Kingsbury (Rouyn-Noranda, QC), vice-president of hockey operations, Cherie Piper (Scarborough, ON), senior manager of player development and scouting, and head coach Troy Ryan (Spryfield, NS). Assistant coaches Kori Cheverie (New Glasgow, NS)Caroline Ouellette (Montréal, QC/Concordia University, RSEQ) and Courtney Birchard-Kessel (Mississauga, ON/Boston University, HE),and goaltending consultant Brad Kirkwood (Calgary, AB) also provided input.

“We are excited to unveil the 46 athletes who have earned invitations to our September camp in Thorold, and to hit the ice and begin preparations for the new season ahead,” Kingsbury said. “This a highly skilled group that combines veteran leadership with young talent, and we believe this group will push each other and provide us with the best opportunity to be successful in international competition throughout the year.”

The roster includes 20 players who won a silver medal at the 2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship (Ambrose, Bourbonnais, Campbell, Clark, Desbiens, Fast, Fillier, Jenner, Larocque, Maltais, Maschmeyer, Nurse, O’Neill, Poulin, Rattray, Serdachny, Shelton, Stacey, Thompson, Turnbull), and nine who were not a part of the world championship team but appeared in a Rivalry Series game in 2022-23 (Bach, Bell, Carter, Eldridge, Gabel, Giguère, Julia Gosling, Sarah Potomak, Saulnier). It also includes 13 players who suited up for Canada’s National Women’s Development Team for a three-game series against the United States in August 2022 (Adzija, Carter, Connors, Gardiner, Julia Gosling, Nicole Gosling, MacKinnon, Markowski, Osborne, Serdachny, Shirley) and three who played for Canada’s National Women’s Development Team last month (Cherkowski, Murphy, Swiderski).

The players will be split into two teams – Red and White – for practices, fitness testing, off-ice sessions and a pair of intrasquad games on Sept. 14 and 16. The National Women’s Team September camp, presented by BFL CANADA, will serve as a critical step towards preparation for international competition throughout the 2023-24 season, including the 2024 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Utica, NY, next spring.

The intrasquad game on Sept. 14 will be open to the public and free to attend. Tickets for the game on Sept. 16 will be available at Canada Games Park, while both games will be livestreamed for free on HockeyCanada.ca. Media representatives wishing to attend camp must apply for accreditation here.

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Women’s Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along via social media on FacebookX and Instagram.

Name S/C Ht. Wt. Born Hometown Team
Kristen Campbell L 5'9" 180 11/30/97 Brandon, MB PWHLPA
Ann-Renée Desbiens L 5'9" 160 04/10/94 Clermont, QC Montréal (PWHL)
Emerance Maschmeyer L 5'6" 141 05/10/94 Bruderheim, AB Ottawa (PWHL)
Hannah Murphy L 5'10" 158 08/03/03 Bradford, ON Colgate University (ECAC)
Kayle Osborne L 5'8" -- 02/28/02 Rideau Lakes, ON Colgate University (ECAC)
Corinne Schroeder L 5'11" -- 08/17/99 Elm Creek, MB PWHLPA
Erin Ambrose R 5'5" 144 04/30/94 Keswick, ON PWHLPA
Ashton Bell R 5'9" 163 12/07/99 Deloraine, MB PWHLPA
Jaime Bourbonnais R 5'7" 144 09/09/98 Mississauga, ON PWHLPA
Megan Carter L 5'8" 175 05/23/01 Milton, ON Northeastern University (HE)
Jessica DiGirolamo L 5'9" -- 02/13/99 Mississauga, ON PWHLPA
Renata Fast R 5'6" 144 10/06/94 Burlington, ON Toronto (PWHL)
Nicole Gosling L 5'6" -- 04/21/02 London, ON Clarkson University (ECAC)
Sophie Jaques R 5'8" -- 10/16/00 Toronto, ON PWHLPA
Jocelyne Larocque L 5'6" 140 05/19/88 Ste. Anne, MB PWHLPA
Rylind MacKinnon L 5'10" -- 03/05/00 Cranbrook, BC University of British Columbia (CW)
Stephanie Markowski R 5'8" -- 08/24/01 Edmonton, AB Ohio State University (WCHA)
Ella Shelton L 5'8" 176 01/19/98 Ingersoll, ON PWHLPA
Sara Swiderski R 5'9" 157 11/11/04 Langley, BC Clarkson University (ECAC)
Claire Thompson L 5'8" 148 01/28/98 Toronto, ON PWHLPA
Lexie Adzija L 5'10" -- 06/30/00 St. Thomas, ON PWHLPA
Victoria Bach L 5'4" 124 07/12/96 Milton, ON PWHLPA
Anne Cherkowski R 5'6" 154 07/06/02 Coldstream, BC Clarkson University (ECAC)
Emily Clark L 5'7" 130 11/28/95 Saskatoon, SK Ottawa (PWHL)
Maggie Connors L 5'6" -- 10/22/00 St. John's, NL Princeton University (ECAC)
Gabrielle David R 5'4" -- 06/22/99 Drummondville, QC PWHLPA
Jessie Eldridge R 5'8" 170 12/17/97 Barrie, ON PWHLPA
Sarah Fillier R 5'4" 137 06/09/00 Georgetown, ON Princeton University (ECAC)
Loren Gabel L 5'4" 147 07/24/97 Kitchener, ON PWHLPA
Jennifer Gardiner L 5'5" -- 09/18/01 Surrey, BC Ohio State University (WCHA)
Élizabeth Giguère R 5'9" 158 05/08/97 Québec, QC PWHLPA
Julia Gosling L 5'10" 162 02/21/01 London, ON St. Lawrence University (ECAC)
Brianne Jenner R 5'9" 159 05/04/91 Oakville, ON Ottawa (PWHL)
Rebecca Leslie R 5'5" -- 05/08/96 Ottawa, ON PWHLPA
Emma Maltais L 5'3" 147 11/04/99 Burlington, ON PWHLPA
Sarah Nurse L 5'8" 140 01/04/95 Hamilton, ON Toronto (PWHL)
Kristin O'Neill L 5'4" 129 03/30/98 Oakville, ON PWHLPA
Sarah Potomak L 5'5" 131 12/19/97 Aldergrove, BC PWHLPA
Marie-Philip Poulin L 5'6" 160 03/28/91 Beauceville, QC Montréal (PWHL)
Jamie Lee Rattray L 5'6" 172 09/30/92 Kanata, ON PWHLPA
Jill Saulnier L 5'5" 144 03/07/92 Halifax, NS PWHLPA
Danielle Serdachny R 5'9" 157 05/12/01 Edmonton, AB Colgate University (ECAC)
Sophie Shirley R 5'9" -- 06/30/99 Saskatoon, SK PWHLPA
Laura Stacey R 5'10" 143 05/05/94 Kleinburg, ON Montréal (PWHL)
Blayre Turnbull R 5'7" 155 07/15/93 Stellarton, NS Toronto (PWHL)
Alexa Vasko L 5'3" -- 02/07/99 St. Catharines, ON PWHLPA
Invited, but unable to participate
Amy Potomak R 5'8" -- 06/25/99 Aldergrove, BC Trinity Western University (CW)
Natalie Spooner R 5'10" 170 10/17/90 Scarborough, ON PWHLPA
Micah Zandee-Hart L 5'8" 154 01/13/97 Saanichton, BC New York (PWHL)