Evan Daum, Canada West Communications
With files from U SPORTS
EDMONTON – Five Canada West women's hockey players were named to the U SPORTS Women’s Hockey All-Star roster Thursday, as the squad gets set to play at Hockey Canada's Summer Showcase in Calgary August 2-11 at WinSport.
Forwards Kaitlin Willoughby (Saskatchewan), Alanna Sharman (Manitoba), and Alex Poznikoff (Alberta) will be joined by defencemen Celine Tardiff (UBC) and Cayle Dillon (Alberta).
This summer marks the third consecutive appearance for a U SPORTS team at the Summer Showcase, as the U SPORTS All-Stars will play a pair of games against the Canadian National Women's Development Team, along with two games against Japan's senior national team.
Last season the five CW players attending the Showcase combined for 31 goals and 58 points during the 2017-18 conference regular season, with Poznikoff the leading scorer among the CW attendees (12G-11A-23P). Tardiff (4G-10A-14P) and Dillon (3G-10A-13P) finished first and second respectively in defencemen scoring last season.
All five players were CW all-stars in 2017-18, with Poznikoff and Tardiff earning first team honours.
TEAM U SPORTS ROSTER
|FIRST NAME||LAST NAME||SCHOOL||HOMETOWN||ELIG.
|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.|
|Cassidy||Herman||Ottawa||Ottawa, Ont.||2||5-6||Social Science|
|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|
|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.|
|Kaitilin||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
HOCKEY CANADA SUPPORT STAFF
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
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Alanna Veerman, Toronto