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The 2011–12 women's national hockey team will represent Canada in various tournaments during the season. The team will attempt to win the gold medal at the Women's World Championships. The head coach of the National team is York Lions women's ice hockey coach Dan Church.

News and notesEdit

    • Under 18 players
Name Position
Beth Clause Goaltender
Kayla Black Goaltender
Brianna Quade Goaltender
Halli Krzyzaniak Defense
Taylor Accursi Forward
Hanna Bunton Forward
Kristyn Capizzano Forward
Sydney McKibbon Forward
Sarah Nurse Forward
    • Senior players
Name Position
Beth Clause Goaltender
Liz Knox Goaltender
Christina Kessler Goaltender
Genevieve Lacasse Goaltender
Courtney Birchard Defense
Vicki Bendus Forward
Mallory Deluce Forward
Jesse Scanzano Forward
  • July 21, 2011: Philanthropist Joan Snyder donated $2 million to Winsport Canada. The goal is to ensure priority rink access to female hockey players at all levels, and help expand the Canadian Women's Hockey League with the creation of Team Alberta. Part of the donation will cover the new addition to the Athletic and Ice Complex at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. This will serve as the future home to Hockey Canada. In addition, there shall be four hockey rinks, one of which will be aptly called the Joan Snyder Rink.[4]
  • On August 22, 2011, CBC television announced that Tessa Bonhomme will compete in their figure skating competition TV program Battle of the Blades. She is the first female hockey player to be a competitor in Battle of the Blades.[5] Bonhomme is paired with David Pelletier, also an Olympic Gold Medalist, and they want to give the NHL players a run for their money.[6]
  • September 22, 2011: Kim St. Pierre has decided to take the season off and have a baby.[7] This has led to an opening for a third goaltender on the squad. Christina Kessler and Genevieve Lacasse are being considered as possible replacements.
  • October 2: Hockey Canada joined other hockey federations for the first-ever World Girls' Hockey Day.[8] The initiatve was spearheaded by the International Ice Hockey Federation as part of its initiatives to help grow the women’s game.[9]

National teamEdit

2011 IIHF 12 Nations TournamentEdit


  • In the 14-1 win over Russia, several Canadian players accomplished numerous milestones. Meghan Mikkelson reached her 50th game played with the National team. Meghan Agosta reached the 100th point mark, while Jayna Hefford reached the 250th career point mark
  • August 31, 2011: Canada was bested by Sweden for just the second time in 66 all-time international meetings. [13] Mallory Deluce opened the scoring 11 seconds into the game, while Meghan Agosta scored a hat trick. Canada suffered from a 4-1 second-period deficit and lost by a 6-4 score.
Date Teams Result Notes
August 24Canada vs. Switzerland Canada, 16-0[14]Jayna Hefford scored a hat trick
August 25Canada vs. Russia Canada, 14-1[15]Meghan Agosta scored a hat trick and added two assists
August 27Canada vs. Slovakia Canada, 11-0[16]Vicki Bendus registered a hat trick and added one assist
Canada outshot Slovakia 73-8
August 28 USA vs. Canada USA, 4-0
August 30 Canada vs. Finland Canada, 3-2
August 28 Canada vs. Sweden Sweden, 6-4 Hat trick by Meghan Agosta


Name PositionTeam
Christina KesslerGoaltenderBurlington Barracudas
Liz KnoxGoaltenderLaurier Golden Hawks women's ice hockey
Genevieve LacasseGoaltenderProvidence Friars women's ice hockey
Jocelyne LarocqueDefenseMinnesota Duluth Bulldogs women's ice hockey
Meaghan MikkelsonDefenseTeam Alberta (CWHL)
Bobbi-Jo SlusarDefenseTeam Alberta (CWHL)
Catherine WardDefenseMontreal Stars
Tessa BonhommeDefenseToronto CWHL
Courtney BirchardDefenseNew Hampshire Wildcats women's ice hockey
Meghan AgostaForwardMontreal Stars
Gillian AppsForwardBrampton Thunder
Caroline OuelletteForwardMontreal Stars
Jayna HeffordForwardBrampton Thunder
Jennifer WakefieldForwardBoston University Terriers women's ice hockey
Haley IrwinForwardMinnesota Duluth
Vicki BendusForwardMercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey
Emmanuelle BlaisForwardMontreal Stars
Mallory DeluceForwardWisconsin Badgers women's ice hockey
Jesse ScanzanoForwardToronto CWHL

2011 4 Nations CupEdit

  • October 3, 2011: Hockey Canada released the roster that will compete at the 2011 4 Nations Cup in Sweden. Cornell defender Laura Fortino, Wisconsin forward Stefanie McKeough, Dawson College forward Cassandra Poudrier, Cornell forward Lauriane Rougeau, and McGill forward Mélodie Daoust will make their debuts with the Canadian national women's ice hockey team at the event.[18]
  • The November 10 match between Canada and the US marked the 100th time since 1990 that the two countries have played each other.[19]


Date Teams Score Notes
November 9Canada vs. Finland5–0 Shutout by Shannon Szabados[20]
November 10Canada vs. USA 3–1 Game winning goal scored by Hayley Wickenheiser
Jocelyne Lamoureux was named the U.S. Player of the Game[21]
November 12 Sweden vs. Canada 1–3 Jennifer Wakefield notched the game winning goal[22]


Number Name Shoots Height Weight Hometown Club
1 Shannon Szabados L 5'8 147 Edmonton, Alta. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
30 Christina Kessler L 5'6 139 Mississauga, Ont. Burlington Barracudas
32 Charline LabontéL 5'9 163 Boisbriand, Que. McGill Martlets
3 Jocelyne Larocque L 5'6 140 Ste. Anne, Man. Manitoba Maple Leafs
4 Stefanie McKeough L 5'7 146 Carlsbad Springs, Ont. Wisonsin Badgers
5 Lauriane Rougeau L 5'8 166 Beaconsfield, Que. Cornell Big Red
8 Laura Fortino L 5'4 144 Hamilton, Ont. Cornell Big Red
11 Courtney Birchard L 5'9 151 Mississauga, Ont. Brampton Thunder
14 Bobbi Jo Slusar L 5'4 140 Swift Current, Sask. Team Alberta (CWHL)
17 Cassandra Poudrier L 5'5 147 Lachenaie, Que. Dawson College
2 Meghan Agosta L 5'7 147 Ruthven, Ont. Montreal Stars
6 Rebecca Johnston L 5'9 145 Sudbury, Ont. Cornell Big Red
10 Gillian Apps L 6'0 177 Unionville, Ont. Brampton Thunder
16 Jayna Hefford L 5'5 138 Kingston, Ont. Brampton Thunder
19 Brianne Jenner R 5'9 159 Oakville, Ont. Cornell Big Red
20 Jennifer Wakefield R 5'10 166 Pickering, Ont. Boston University Terriers
21 Haley Irwin L 5'7 172 Thunder Bay, Ont. Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs
22 Hayley Wickenheiser R 5'10 171 Shaunavon, Sask. Calgary Dinos
23 Mélodie Daoust L 5'6 157 Valleyfield, Que. McGill Martlets
24 Natalie Spooner R 5'9 186 Scarborough, Ont. Ohio State Buckeyes
27 Jesse Scanzano R 6'0 188 Montreal, Que. Toronto Furies
28 Vicki Bendus R 5'2 110 Wasaga Beach, Ont. Brampton Thunder
29 Marie-Philip Poulin L5'6 160 Beauceville, Que. Boston University Terriers

Under 18 teamEdit

Training campEdit

  • May 19, 2011: Hockey Canada announced 49 players will attend the National Under 18 conditioning camp from May 25 to 29, 2011 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.[25]
  • The Under 18 team held another strength and conditioning camp in August 2011 at the Canadian International Hockey Academy in Rockland, Ontario. The invitees were separated into two teams: Team Red and Team White.
  • Intrasquad games
Date ScoreTeam Red scorersTeam White scorers
August 10 1-0 Team Red[26] Ashleigh BrykaliukNone
August 12 3-2 Team White (Shootout)[27] Nicole Connery, Meghan DufaultHanna Bunton, Kristyn Capizzano
August 13 2-1 Team White [28] Ashleigh BrykaliukAbbey Frazier, Vickie Lemire


From August 18 to 21, the Under 18 team will compete versus the United States in a three game series at the Canadian International Hockey Academy in Rockland, Ontario.

Date ScoreCanada scorersUSA scorers
August 18 3-2 USA[29]Meghan Dufault (2)Anne Pankowski, Kaliya Johnson, Paige Savage
August 19 3-2 Canada[30] Erin Ambrose, Rebecca Kohler, Nicole ConneryAlex Carpenter, Anne Pankowski
August 21 6-4 Canada[31] Laura Stacey (2), Meghan Dufault, Emily Clark, Rebecca Kohler, Cayley Mercer Dana Trivigno, Sydney Daniels, Dani Cameranesi, Hayley Skarupa


Player PositionHeightProvince
Elaine Chuli Goaltender 5-6 Flag of Ontario Ontario
Emerance Maschmeyer Goaltender 5-6 Flag of Alberta Alberta
Erin Ambrose Defence 5-5 Flag of Ontario Ontario
Melissa Channell Defence 5-5 Flag of Ontario Ontario
Alexis Crossley Defence 5-8 Flag of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia
Jordan Krause Defence 5-9 Flag of British Columbia British Columbia
Halli Krzyzaniuk Defence 5-8 Flag of Manitoba Manitoba
Morgan Richardson Defence 5-4 Flag of Ontario Ontario
Cydney Roesler Defence 5-9 Flag of Ontario Ontario
Ashley Brykaliuk Forward 5-5 Flag of Manitoba Manitoba
Hanna Bunton Forward 5-8 Flag of Ontario Ontario
Emily Clark Forward 5-5 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatchewan
Nicole Connery Forward 5-6 Flag of Ontario Ontario
Meghan Dufault Forward 5-3 Flag of Manitoba Manitoba
Rebecca Kohler Forward 5-11 Flag of Ontario Ontario
Vickie Lemire Forward 5-10 Flag of Quebec Quebec
Shannon MacAulay Forward 5-11 Flag of Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island
Julia McKinnon Forward 5-8 Flag of British Columbia British Columbia
Carly Mercer Forward 5-7 Flag of Ontario Ontario
Erika Sowchuk Forward 5-6 Flag of Alberta Alberta
Laura Stacey Forward 5-10 Flag of Ontario Ontario
Taylor Woods Forward 5-3 Flag of Manitoba Manitoba

Player statsEdit

Laura Stacey 3 2 3500
Meghan Dufault 3 3 1403
Erin Ambrose 3 1 34 20
Nicole Connery 3 1 2 3 20
Cayley Mercer 3 1 23 20
Rebecca Kohler 3 20 260
Halli Krzyzaniuk 3 0 22 60
Emily Clark 3 1 01 00
Ashley Brykaliuk 3 0 11 00
Jordan Krause 3 0 1 1 40
Shannon MacAulay 3 0 1140
Morgan Richardson 3 0 11 00
Alexis Crossley 3 0 0020
Sidney Peters 3 0 0020
Cydney Roesler 3 0 0020

[33] [34]

National Under 18 championshipsEdit

IIHF WorldsEdit

Canada was in Pool B at the 2012 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship.

Date Teams Arena Score Goal scorers
December 31, 2011 Canada vs. Switzerland Zimní stadion Přerov 13-1[35] Catherine Dubois (3), Cayley Mercer (2), Taylor Woods (2), Rebecca Kohler, Laura Stacey, Cydney Roesler, Alexis Crossley, Nicole Connery, Emily Clark
January 1, 2012 Canada vs. Germany Zimní stadion Přerov 6-0[36] Taylor Woods, Erin Ambrose, Laura Stacey, Cydney Roesler, Rebecca Kohler, Catherine Dubois
January 3, 2012 Canada vs. Finland Zimní stadion Přerov 7-0[37] Nicole Connery, Emily Clark, Laura Stacey, Rebecca Kohler, Meghan Dufault, Sarah Lefort, Cydney Roesler


Number Name Position Shoots Height Club
29Elaine Chuli GLeft 5'6 Stoney Creek (PWHL)
30Emerance Maschmeyer GLeft 5'6 Lloydminster (AJHL)
2 Morgan Richardson D L 5'4 Ottawa (PWHL)
10 Alexis Crossley D L 5'8 Shattuck St. Mary’s
13 Erin Ambrose D R 5'5 Toronto (PWHL)
14 Jordan Krause DR 5'9 Pursuit of Excellence
18 Halli Krzyzaniak D R 5'8 Pursuit of Excellence
21 Cydney Roesler D R 5'9 Ottawa (PWHL)
23 Abbey Frazier D L 5'6 John Abbott College (Collégial AA)
3 Emily Clark F L 5'5 Saskatoon (SFMAAAHL)
5 Ashleigh Brykaliuk FR 5'5 Balmoral Hall (JWHL)
7 Laura Stacey F R 5'10 Toronto (PWHL)
11 Taylor Woods F R 5'3 Balmoral Hall (JWHL)
12 Kristyn Capizzano F L 5'2 Mississauga (PWHL)
15 Meghan Dufault F R 5'3 Balmoral Hall (JWHL)
16 Sarah Lefort F L 5'7 Stanstead College
19 Erika Sowchuk FL 5'6 Edge School (JWHL)
20 Cayley Mercer FL 5'7 Bluewater (PWHL)
24 Nicole Connery F L 5'6 Mississauga (PWHL)
25 Rebecca Kohler F R 5'11 Bluewater (PWHL)
26 Shannon MacAulay F L 5'11 Warner School (JWHL)
28 Catherine Dubois F 5'8 Ontario Hockey Academy

Under 22 teamEdit

Training campEdit

The Under 22 team held their training camp in August 2011 at the Canadian International Hockey Academy in Rockland, Ontario. The invitees were separated into two teams: Team Blue and Team Yellow. The August 13 match resuulted in 14 skaters participating in the shootout. Dartmouth Big Green women's ice hockey skater Sasha Nanji scored the game winning goal in the shootout. In the third contest, Isabel Menard passed to Laura Fortino as she scored the game winning goal for Team Blue at 30 seconds of the first overtime. With the win, Team Blue won the series by a 2-1 margin.[39]

  • Intrasquad games
Date ScoreTeam Blue scorersTeam Yellow scorers
August 11 5-2 Team Blue[40]Natalie Spooner, Carolyne Prevost (3), Tara Watchorn Lauriane Rougeau, Laura McIntosh
August 13 3-2 Team Yellow (Shootout)[41]Laura Fortino (2) Laura McIntosh, Kristine Grenier, Sasha Nanji
August 16 Team Blue, 3-2 (OT) Isabel Menard, Melodie Daoust, Laura Fortino Christine Bestland, Shelby Bram


Team BlueEdit
Player PositionHeightTeam
Roxanne Douville Goaltender 5-5Vermont
Erica Howe Goaltender 5-8Clarkson
Hayleigh Cudmore Defense 5-4Cornell
Mel Desrochers Defense 5-4St. Lawrence
Laura Fortino Defense 5-4Cornell
Brittany Haverstock Defense 5-6.5Wisconsin
Cassandra Poudrier Defense 5-5Dawson College
Tara Watchorn Defense 5-10Boston University
Kelly Babstock Forward 5-8Quinnipiac
Bailey Bram Forward 5-7Mercyhurst
Jessica Campbell Forward 5-4.5Cornell
Melodie Daoust Forward 5-6Edouard-Montpetit
Sarah Davis Forward 5-4Minnesota
Reagan Fischer Forward 5-8Dartmouth
Jenelle Kohanchuk Forward 5-7Boston University
Isabel MenardForward 5-6Syracuse
Carly MercerForward 5-6Clarkson
Carolyne Prevost Forward 5-4Wisconsin
Natalie Spooner Forward 5-9Ohio State
Catherine White Forward 5-10Cornell
Team YellowEdit
Player PositionHeightTeam
Jamie Leonoff Goaltender 5-7Detroit Belle Tire
Amanda Mazzotta Goaltender 5-5Cornell
Sarah Edney Defense 5-5Mississauga (PWHL)
Stefanie McKeough Defense 5-7Wisconsin
Sasha Nanji Defense 5-6Dartmouth
Saige Pacholok Defense 5-5Wisconsin
Lauriane Rougeau Defense 5-8Cornell
Jessica Wong Defense 5-6Minnesota Duluth
Hannah ArmstrongForward 5-9New Hampshire
Christine BestlandForward 5-6Mercyhurst
Shelby BramForward 5-1Eastman Selects
Laura BrookerForward 5-5Laurier
Kristine Grenier Forward 5-5Pembina Valley
Brianne Jenner Forward 5-9Cornell
Nicole KostaForward 5-5Mississauga (PWHL)
Laura McIntoshForward 5-5Ohio State
Marie-Philip Poulin Forward 5-6Boston University
Jamie Lee RattrayForward 5-6Clarkson
Jillian Saulnier Forward 5-5Toronto (PWHL
Kelly Terry Forward 5-6Minnesot

Meco CupEdit

  • November 8: Hockey Canada announced its roster for the 2012 Meco Cup.


Name Position Shoots Height Weight Hometown Club
Genevieve Lacasse GLeft 5'9 148 Kingston, Ont.Providence Friars
Amanda Mazzotta GLeft 5'5 155 London, Ont.Cornell Big Red
Melissa Channell DLeft 5'5130 Oakville, Ont.Burlington Jr. Barracudas (PWHL)
Sarah Edney DLeft 5'5133 Mississauga, Ont.Harvard Crimson
Brittany Haverstock DLeft 5'6138 Hammonds Plains, N.S.Wisconsin Badgers
Hayleigh Cudmore DRight 5'4 146 Oakville, Ont.Cornell Big Red
Tara Watchorn DLeft 5'10 176 Newcastle, Ont.Boston University Terriers
Cassandra Poudrier DLeft 5'5 147 Lachenaie, QC.Dawson College
Saige Pacholok DRight 5'5 140 Edmonton, AlbertaWisconsin Badgers
Jessica Campbell FLeft 5'4 137 Melville, Sask.Cornell Big Red
Jillian Saulnier FLeft 5'5 144 Halifax, N.S.Cornell Big Red
Laura McIntosh FLeft 5'5 152 Waterloo, Ont.Ohio State Buckeyes
Mallory Deluce FLeft 5'7 138 London, Ont.Toronto Furies
Bailey Bram FLeft 5'7 163 Ste. Anne, MB.Mercyhurst Lakers
Shelby Bram FLeft 5'1 112 Ste. Anne, MB.Mercyhurst Lakers
Chelsea Karpenko FRight 5'5158 Winnipeg, MB.Cornell Big Red
Jamie Lee Rattray FLeft 5'6172Kanata, Ont.Clarkson Golden Knights
Catherine White FLeft 5'10159Brampton, Ont.Cornell Big Red
Isabel Menard FLeft 5'6159Ottawa, Ont.Boston University Terriers
Sarah Davis FLeft 5'4168Paradise, NL. Minnesota Golden Gophers
Nicole Kosta FRight 5'5142Mississauga, Ont. Quinnipiac Bobcats

The following players were invited but unable to attend:


Date Arena Teams Score Goal scorers
Dec. 30Ondrej Nepela Arena
Canada vs. Slovakia 8-0, Canada [45] Brittany Haverstock (2), Isabel Menard, Jamie Lee Rattray, Catherine White (2), Laura McIntosh, Cassandra Poudrier
Dec. 31Ondrej Nepela Arena
Canada vs. Slovakia 5-0, Canada [46]Catherine White, Nicole Kosta, Shelby Bram, Jamie Lee Rattray, Chelsea Karpenko


Date Teams Arena Score Notes
January 3, 2012 Canada vs. Germany Arena Sonthofen
January 4, 2012 Canada vs. Russia Ice Rink Füssen I
January 6, 2012 Canada vs. Switzerland Arena Füssen
January 7, 2012 Sweden vs. Canada Arena Füssen
January 8, 2012 Sweden vs. Finland Arena Füssen

Awards and honorsEdit


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See alsoEdit

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