Hockey Canada invitations 142 gamers to Nationwide Girls’s Program choice camp

Hockey Canada has invited 142 of the nation’s high gamers to attend the BFL Nationwide Girls’s Program choice camp, set to happen Aug. 3-14 on the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park, the group introduced Friday.

The 11-day camp will convey collectively athletes vying for spots on Canada’s Nationwide Girls’s Staff, Canada’s Nationwide Girls’s Improvement Staff and Canada’s Nationwide Girls’s Beneath-18 Staff as a begin to the 2022-23 season and a brand new four-year Olympic cycle.

“It is a nice alternative to convey all three teams collectively in a single place and begin to envision what the subsequent 4 years will appear to be,” stated director of hockey operations Gina Kingsbury in a press release. 

“We’re coming off a really profitable season and we want to proceed constructing on that. We’ve a full complement of skilled workers to steer our camps however having our Olympic athletes capable of play management roles the place they’ll mentor and share their expertise is a optimistic step in our journey in direction of the 2026 Olympic Winter Video games in Milan.”

Following the choice camp, the cross-border sequence with the USA will likely be re-introduced for the primary time since 2019. Participant choices will likely be made by head coach of Canada’s Nationwide Girls’s workforce Troy Ryan, Kori Cheverie, and Courtney Birchard-Kessel, head coach of Canada’s Nationwide Girls’s Beneath-18 Staff, with enter from senior supervisor of participant improvement and scouting Cherie Piper and Kingsbury. 

Staff Canada can even face Finland on Aug. 14 in a last tune-up earlier than the Canada-U.S. sequence.

The choice camp can also be a crucial step for Canada’s Nationwide Girls’s Staff in preparation for the 2022 IIHF Girls’s World Championship, Aug. 24-Sept. 4 in Herning and Frederikshavn, Denmark. Canada is anticipated to play Denmark and the USA in a pair of pre-tournament video games previous to the beginning of the ladies’s worlds.

Within the 2021 event, Canada captured gold by defeating the USA within the finals courtesy of Marie Philip-Poulin’s additional time winner. It was Canada’s first gold medal on the Girls’s World Championship since 2012.

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