Women’s Hockey News

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.

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StFX's Sarah Bujold

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.”

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Ottawa's Mélodie Bouchard

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.



First Name Last Name School Hometown Elig.
HT Program
Katherine Purchase Concordia Halifax, N.S. 4 5-10 Accounting
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.
Lindsey Donovan* StFX Miramichi, N.B. 2 5-9 Arts
Cassidy Herman Ottawa Ottawa, Ont. 2 5-6 Social Science
Celine Tardif UBC Parksville, B.C. 4 5-8 Kinesiology
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
Jade Downie-Landry McGill St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. 2 5-9 Psychology
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.
Alanna Sharman Manitoba Winnipeg, Man. 4 5-8 Management
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


  • 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