Hockey Canada introduced Wednesday the 28 gamers chosen to centralize in Calgary with Canada’s Nationwide Girls’s Workforce for the 2021-22 season, main as much as the 2022 Olympic Winter Video games, Feb. 4-20 in Beijing, China.
The 28-player roster contains three goaltenders, 9 defencemen and 16 forwards. It options 17 gamers who centralized forward of the 2018 Olympic Winter Video games, together with 14 who earned a silver medal in PyeongChang, South Korea (Clark, Daoust, Desbiens, Quick, Jenner, Johnston, Larocque, Mikkelson, Nurse, Poulin, Saulnier, Spooner, Stacey, Turnbull).
The roster was chosen by head coach Troy Ryan (Spryfield, N.S.), in session with Gina Kingsbury (Rouyn-Noranda, Que.), director of girls’s nationwide groups with Hockey Canada, and included assist from assistant coaches Kori Cheverie (New Glasgow, N.S./Ryerson College, OUA), Doug Derraugh (Arnprior, Ont./Cornell College, ECAC) and goaltending coach Brad Kirkwood (Calgary, Alta./College of Calgary, CW).
“After we began this Olympic quad within the fall of 2018, our highway to 2022 regarded very totally different,” stated Kingsbury. “By means of adversity, specifically an absence of worldwide competitors over the past 14 months, our athletes have stayed centered, dedicated to their coaching and able to compete when the time got here. We had some tough selections to make, however that simply exhibits how arduous our athletes have labored on and off the ice for the chance to centralize and get an opportunity to compete for 23 Olympic roster spots. We’ve got quite a lot of veterans on this roster along with some younger athletes who’ve earned this chance.”
All gamers and workers will relocate to Calgary on the finish of July for centralization and put together for the 2021 IIHF Girls’s World Championship, Aug. 20-31 at a yet-to-be-determined location, earlier than resuming their Olympic coaching. The 2021-22 season, pending the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, will embody video games towards america in addition to a possible collection towards Finland. The complete centralization schedule might be introduced at a later date.
Canada’s ultimate 23-player roster for the 2022 Olympic Winter Video games is tentatively scheduled to be unveiled in late December.