Hockey Canada has invited 47of the top players from across the country to attend the BFL National Women’s Team Training Camp, presented by Sobeys, in Calgary Jan. 17-30. The camp will take place in a bubble environment closed to the public. Thirty-five players will participate (due to school commitments and other reasons), giving the coaching staff an opportunity to evaluate players in preparation for the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Halifax and Truro, N.S.
Hockey Canada also announced the coaching staff tasked to lead Canada’s National Women’s Team through the 2020-21 season.
Troy Ryan (Spryfield, N.S.), returns behind the bench for his second year as head coach. He will be joined by assistant coaches Kori Cheverie (New Glasgow, N.S./Ryerson University, OUA), Doug Derraugh (Arnprior, Ont./Cornell University, ECAC) and Team Canada alumna Vicky Sunohara (Scarborough, Ont./University of Toronto, OUA), as well as goaltending coach Brad Kirkwood (Calgary, Alta./University of Calgary, CW).