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Canada’s Women’s Hockey Team gets Ready to Take on the World

March 3, 2012

On March 1st, 2012, Hockey Canada released the National Team Selection roster for the 2012 World Championships to be held in Burlington, Vermont. There are 18 returnees from the 2011 silver medal winning team.  The camp will be held from March 26th – April 1st in Ottawa. The team will be led by head coach Dan Church assisted by Doug Derraugh and former national team member, Danielle Goyette.

With the World Championships set to return to Canada in 2013, having the selection camp in Ottawa this year is hoped to keep interest up and Hockey Canada is running a deal in which those buying full ticket packages to the 2013 championships receive a free ticket to a selection camp exhibition match this March 31st, when Team Canada hosts Team USA.

Three players were not named to the selection camp roster for varying reasons: Kim St. Pierre (motherhood), Bobbi-Jo Slusar (injury), and Sarah Vaillancourt (injury).

Congratulations and good luck to all candidates, Go Canada Go!

  • *Charline Labonté, McGill University
  • Geneviève Lacasse, Providence College
  • *Shannon Szabados, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Courtney Birchard, Brampton (CWHL)
  • *Tessa Bonhomme, Toronto (CWHL)
  • Sarah Edney, Harvard University
  • Laura Fortino, Cornell University
  • *Jocelyne Larocque, Manitoba Maple Leafs
  • Stefanie McKeough, University of Wisconsin.
  • *Meaghan Mikkelson, Alberta (CWHL)
  • Lauriane Rougeau, Cornell University
  • *Catherine Ward, Montreal (CWHL),
  • *Tara Watchorn, Boston University
  • *Meghan Agosta, Montreal (CWHL)
  • *Gillian Apps, Brampton (CWHL)
  • Vicki Bendus, Brampton (CWHL)
  • Emmanuelle Blais, Montreal (CWHL)
  • Bailey Bram, Mercyhurst College
  • *Jayna Hefford, Brampton (CWHL)
  • *Haley Irwin, University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • Brianne Jenner, Cornell University
  • *Rebecca Johnston, Cornell University
  • *Caroline Ouellette, Montreal (CWHL)
  • *Cherie Piper, Brampton (CWHL)
  • *Marie-Philip Poulin, Boston University
  • Jesse Scanzano, Toronto (CWHL)
  • *Natalie Spooner, Ohio State University
  • *Jennifer Wakefield, Boston University
  • Hayley Wickenheiser, University of Calgary

* indicates 2010-11 WC silver medallists

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