Six returning players highlight the U SPORTS Women’s Hockey All-Star roster announced on Thursday, set to attend Hockey Canada’s Summer Showcase in Calgary, Aug. 2-11.
For the third straight year, the U SPORTS All-Stars will take part in the Summer Showcase, playing four games - two against Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Development Team, and another pair of contests versus Japan’s national women’s program.
Stacey Colarossi, head coach of the Laurentian Voyageurs, will serve as the team’s bench boss for the second consecutive year, joined by assistants Marc-André Côté of the Moncton Aigles Bleues, Greg Bowles of the Ottawa Gee-Gees and Terry Rhindress of the Mount Allison Mounties.
“It’s a true honour to be able to be a part of the brand and U SPORTS,” said Colarossi, who led the U SPORTS All-Stars to a 2-2 record at the 2017 event, including its first win over Hockey Canada’s Development Squad. “What we’ve done last year and the success we had as a team out at the development camp was great. I really wanted to be a part of building and increasing that visibility of U SPORTS women’s hockey moving forward.”
The Summer Showcase will be held at WinSport in Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park.
A full team media guide will be available prior to the event.
TEAM U SPORTS ROSTER
|First Name||Last Name||School||Hometown||Elig.
|Maude||Trevisan||Montreal||Montreal, Que.||1||5-9||Industrial Relations|
|Marie-Joëlle||Allard||Concordia||Victoriaville, Que.||5||5-7||Business Admin.|
|Cayle||Dillon||Alberta||Edmonton, Alta.||3||5-5||Kinesiology, Sport and Rec.|
|Cassidy||Herman||Ottawa||Ottawa, Ont.||2||5-6||Social Science|
|Alex||Woods||St. Thomas||Courtice, Ont.||2||5-5||Arts|
|Audrey||Belzile||Concordia||St. Hyacinthe, Que.||2||5-4||Business|
|Mélodie||Bouchard*||Ottawa||Sept-Îles, Que.||3||5-4||Social Science|
|Sarah||Bujold*||StFX||Riverview, N.B.||4||5-6||Human Kinetics|
|April||Clark||Western||St. Mary’s, Ont.||3||5-3||Brescia College|
|Maria||Dominico||Nipissing||North Bay, Ont.||1||5-2||Social Work|
|Catherine||Dubois||Montreal||Charlesbourg, Que.||3||5-10||Arts and Sciences|
|Claudia||Dubois*||Concordia||Saguenay, Que.||3||5-8||Leisure Sciences|
|Ailish||Forfar||Ryerson||Sharon, Ont.||5||5-6||Sport Media|
|Alex||Poznikoff*||Alberta||Edmonton, Alta.||3||5-2||Kinesiology, Sport and Rec.|
|Kaitlin||Willoughby*||Saskatchewan||Prince Albert, Sask.||5||5-6||Nursing|
*Returning from 2017 Summer Showcase roster
- Head Coach: Stacey Colarossi, Laurentian*
- Assistant Coach: Marc-André Côté, Moncton*
- Assistant Coach: Greg Bowles, Ottawa
- Assistant Coach: Terry Rhindress, Mount Allison
HOCKEY CANADA SUPPORT STAFF
- Equipment Manager: Nathan Higgins, Mount Royal
- Video Coach: Steven Paonne, Guelph
- Massage Therapist: Keri Graham
- Team Doctor: Dr. Jen Hacking
- Sports Psychologist: Dr. Natascha Wesch, Western
- Physiotherapist: Erica Holmes
- Strength & Conditioning Coach: Alanna Veerman, Toronto
- Goalie Coach: Jamie Blanchard, UPEI