Sports Bulletin Report
Ottawa (Canada):-Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), has announced the 23-player roster that has been nominated to represent Team Canada at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, which will be taken place from February 4 to 20 in Beijing, China.
Names of Selected Players:
Goaltenders:Kristen Campbell (Brandon, Man.), Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que.) and Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta.)
Defence: Erin Ambrose (Keswick, Ont.), Ashton Bell (Deloraine, Man./University of Minnesota Duluth, WCHA), Renata Fast (Burlington, Ont.), Jocelyne Larocque (Ste. Anne, Man.), Ella Shelton (Ingersoll, Ont.), Claire Thompson (Toronto, Ont.) and Micah Zandee-Hart (Saanichton, B.C.)
Forwards: Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask.), Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que.), Sarah Fillier (Georgetown, Ont./Princeton University, ECAC), Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont.), Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont.), Emma Maltais (Burlington, Ont./Ohio State University, WCHA), Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont.), Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.), Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont.), Jill Saulnier (Halifax, N.S.), Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont.), Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont.) and Blayre Turnbull (Stellarton, N.S.)
Canada’s Women’s Olympic Team also features 13 players who won a silver medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, six who won gold at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and two players who captured gold on Canadian ice at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C.
The team nominated for the games was selected by Ryan, Gina Kingsbury (Rouyn-Noranda, Que.), director of hockey operations with Hockey Canada, and management consultant Cassie Campbell-Pascall (Brampton, Ont.), with support from assistant coaches Kori Cheverie (New Glasgow, N.S./Ryerson University, OUA), Doug Derraugh (Arnprior, Ont./Cornell University, ECAC) and Alison Domenico (Ottawa, Ont./Providence College, HE), and goaltending consultant Brad Kirkwood (Calgary, Alta./Calgary, WHL). Senior vice-president of hockey operations Scott Salmond (Creston, B.C.), Renney and Hockey Canada president and chief operating officer Scott Smith (Bathurst, N.B.) also provided input.
Video coach James Emery (Calgary, Alta.)
Athletic therapist Christine Atkins (Fort Macleod, Alta.)
Physiotherapist Jami Boyd (Minnedosa, Man.)
Massage therapist Andrea Purdy (Toronto, Ont.)
Team physician Dr. Tina Atkinson (Shelburne, N.S./Halifax, QMJHL)
Strength and conditioning coach Jeremy Steinbach (Binbrook, Ont.)
Mental performance consultant Kim Thompson (Orleans, Ont.)
Equipment managers Alana Goulden (Aurora, Ont./Ryerson University, OUA) and Serge LeBlanc (Grande-Digue, N.B./Université de Moncton, AUS)
Managers of hockey operations Tania Kenny (Toronto, Ont.) and Dylan Rockwell (Calgary, Alta.)
Media relations manager Esther Madziya (Lethbridge, Alta.)