CIS team to attend Hockey Canada Development Camp

CIS team to attend Hockey Canada Development Camp

CIS Communications

TORONTO - Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced Wednesday 22 student-athletes have been invited to attend Hockey Canada's Women's Development Camp, taking place in Calgary, Alta., August 5-14.

The event, which will include a CIS team, serves as a tune-up for Canada's best university players looking to cement their spots for the Canadian women's hockey roster at the 2017 Winter Universiade in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The CIS squad will play four games twice against Canada's Women' Development Program, and a pair of contests against Team Sweden.

The players will also be eligible to be selected for Canada's Women's Development Team's three-game exhibition series against the United States, August 17-20 in Calgary.

The team includes a former CIS player of the year, three players who have won rookie of the year honours, three all-Canadians, and five past members of the all-rookie team.

Returning from the 2015 Universiade squad, Western defenceman Katelyn Gosling (London, Ont.) headlines the roster. Gosling, a three-time CIS all-Canadian and national champion, participated in Hockey Canada's Women's Development and National Team training camps last season.

Adding to the leadership core is Guelph goaltender Valeri Lamenta (Montreal, Que.), the reigning CIS player of the year. Lamenta will share the crease with Waterloo'sStephanie Sluys (Clinton, Ont.).

On the blueline, Gosling is joined by Mustangs teammate Brianna Iazzolino (Thunder Bay, Ont.), Guelph's Katherine Bailey (Lucan, Ont.), Montreal's Maude Laramée(Gatineau, Que.), Regina's Alexis Larson (Weyburn, Sask.), UBC's Kelly Murray (Medicine Hat, Alta.), and Manitoba's Erica Reider (Regina, Sask.).

Up front, the team features Jessica Cormier (Cap-aux-Meules, Que.) of the defending national champion Montreal Carabins, St. Thomas' Kelty Apperson (New Hamburg, Ont.), Ottawa's Melodie Bouchard (Sept-Iles, Que.) last year's CIS rookie of the year ? Toronto's Taylor Day (Ilderton, Ont.), Regina's Kylie Gavelin (Mankota, Sask.) andJaycee Magwood (Killarney, Man.), Guelph's Kelly Gribbons (Port Elgin, Ont.), St. FX's Daley Oddy (Cranbrook, B.C.), Waterloo's Rachel Marriott (Waterloo, Ont.), Manitoba's Alanna Sharman (Winnipeg, Man.), Nipissing's Sam Strassburger (Schreiber, Ont.), Alberta's Alex Poznikoff (Edmonton, Alta.), and Saskatchewan's Kaitlin Willoughby (Prince Albert, Sask.).

Behind the bench, University of Guelph head coach Rachel Flanagan will evaluate the talent on display for spots on the 2017 Universiade team. Flanagan will be accompanied by the remainder of her Universiade staff as previously announced in May, including team leader Sarah Hodges (Regina), assistant coaches Kelly Paton (Western) and ShaunReagan (Waterloo), equipment manager Jean Huynh (McGill), and therapist Natalie Paladino (Guelph).

Team CIS will also have the opportunity to work with Hockey Canada support staff.

"The invitation from Hockey Canada to participate in their summer development camp gives Team CIS a unique opportunity to come together and be evaluated against many of our country's best hockey athletes," said Flanagan. "?The 12 days in Calgary will allow the coaching staff to select a team that we feel will best represent Canada at the Universiade in Kazakhstan, while also giving the athletes a chance to get to know one another ahead of the Games."

TEAM CIS ROSTER

Goaltenders

Name

University

Eligibility*

Hometown

Academics

Valeri Lamenta

Guelph

2

Montreal, Que.

Mechanical Engineering

Stephanie Sluys

Waterloo

2

Clinton, Ont.

Kinesiology

Defence

Name

University

Eligibility

Hometown

Academics

Katherine Bailey

Guelph

2

Lucan, Ont.

Child, Youth & Family

Katelyn Gosling

Western

5

London, Ont

Social Science

Brianna Iazzolino

Western

4

Thunder Bay, Ont.

Nursing

Maude Laramée

Montreal

3

Gatineau, Que.

Arts & Sciences

Alexis Larson

Regina

4

Weyburn, Sask.

Nursing

Kelly Murray

UBC

4

Medicine Hat, Alta.

Arts

Erica Rieder

Manitoba

2

Regina, Sask.

Arts

Forwards

Name

University

Eligibility

Hometown

Academics

Kelty Apperson

St. Thomas

4

New Hamburg, Ont.

Arts

Melodie Bouchard

Ottawa

1

Sept-Iles, Que.

Education

Jessica Cormier

Montreal

2

Cap-aux-Meules, Que.

Administration

Taylor Day

Toronto

4

Ilderton, Ont.

Kinesiology

Kylie Gavelin

Regina

4

Mankota, Sask.

Arts

Jaycee Magwood

Regina

1

Killarney, Man.

Kinesiology & Health

Rachel Marriott

Waterloo

3

Waterloo, Ont.

Recreation & Leisure

Daley Oddy

StFX

3

Cranbrook, B.C.

Human Kinetics

Alex Poznikoff

Alberta

1

Edmonton, Alta.

Physical Education

Alanna Sharman

Manitoba

2

Winnipeg, Man.

Business

Sam Strassburger

Nipissing

2

Schreiber, Ont.

Physical & Health Education

Kaitlin Willoughby

Saskatchewan

3

Prince Albert, Sask.

Arts & Science

*Year of eligibility during 2015-16 CIS women's hockey season


TEAM CIS STAFF

Team Leader: Sarah Hodges (University of Regina)

Head Coach: Rachel Flanagan (University of Guelph)

Assistant Coach: Kelly Paton (Western University)

Assistant Coach: Shaun Reagan (University of Waterloo)

Equipment Manager: Jean Huynh (McGill University)

Therapist: Natalie Paladino (University of Guelph)

 

HOCKEY CANADA SUPPORT STAFF

Goalie Coach: Amanda Tapp

Strength and Conditioning Coach: Nick Westcott

Video Coach: Rick Traugott

Message Therapist: Lindsay Geiger

 

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