2010–11 Canada women's national ice hockey team

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The 2010–11 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 is former National Hockey League player Ryan Walter.

National team[edit]

News and notes[edit]

  • September 14: Four members of its 2010 Olympic gold medal-winning National Women’s Team: Becky Kellar, Gina Kingsbury, Carla MacLeod and Colleen Sostorics have announced their retirements from international hockey.[1]
  • October 5, 2010: Tessa Bonhomme was one of several athletes selected to participate in an all-athletes episode of Wipeout Canada.[2]
  • March 15: Jennifer Botterill announces her retirement from international hockey. She was one of just four Canadian players to participate in the first four Olympic women's hockey tournaments. Her 184 games for Team Canada rank third all-time behind Hayley Wickenheiser and Jayna Hefford. She is fifth on the all-time scoring list with 65 goals and 109 assists for 174 points.[3]

Four Nations Cup[edit]

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Club
1 Shannon Szabados Goaltender 5'8 Canada National team
2 Meghan Agosta Forward 5'7 Canada National Team
Mercyhurst
6 Rebecca Johnston Forward 5'9 Canada National Team
7 Cherie Piper Forward 5'6 Canada National Team
Brampton Thunder
8 Annie Guay Defence 5'8 Montreal Stars
10 Gillian Apps Forward 6'0 Canada National Team
Brampton Thunder
12 Meghan Mikkelson Defence 5'9 Canada National Team
Edmonton Chimos
13 Caroline Ouellette - A Forward 5'11 Canada National Team
Montreal Stars
14 Courtney Birchard Defence 5'9 New Hampshire
15 Tara Watchorn Defence 5'9 Boston University
16 Jayna Hefford- A Forward 5'8 Canada National Team
Brampton Thunder
18 Bobbi Jo Slusar Defence 5'4 Strathmore Rockies
19 Brianne Jenner Forward 5'9 Cornell Big Red
20 Jennifer Wakefield Forward 5'9.5 Canada National Team
Boston University Terriers
21 Haley Irwin Forward 5'7 Canada National Team
Minnesota Duluth
22 Hayley Wickenheiser- C Forward 5'10 Canada National Team
23 Jocelyne Larocque Defence 5'6 Minnesota Duluth
24 Natalie Spooner Forward 5'9 Ohio State
25 Tessa Bonhomme- A Defence 5'7 Canada National Team
Toronto Aeros
26 Sarah Vaillancourt Forward 5'5 Canada National Team
Montreal Stars
28 Vicki Bendus Forward 5'2 Mercyhurst
29 Marie-Philip Poulin Forward 5'6 Canada National Team
Boston University
30 Christina Kessler Goaltender 5'6 Burlington Barracudas
33 Kim St. Pierre Goaltender 5'9 Canada National Team
Montreal Stars

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Schedule[edit]

Date Teams Location Time Score Goal scorers
Tues Nov 9 USA vs. Canada St. John's, Newfoundland 7:30 pm USA 3-2 Canada (Shootout)[6] US: Jenny Potter, Meghan Duggan
Can: Marie-Philip Poulin, Meaghan Mikkelson
Wed Nov 10 Sweden vs. Canada Clarenville, Newfoundland 7 pm Canada 8-1 Sweden [7] Can: Natalie Spooner (3), Haley Irwin, Rebecca Johnston (2), Vicki Bendus, Meaghan Mikkelson
Swe: Therése Sjolander
Fri Nov 12 Canada vs. Finland St. John's, Nfld 7:30 pm Canada 15-0 Finland [8] Meghan Agosta, Meaghan Mikkelson, Marie-Philip Poulin (3), Jennifer Wakefield (2), Jayna Hefford, Caroline Ouellette, Hayley Wickenheiser, Haley Irwin (2), Vicki Bendus, Cherie Piper, Natalie Spooner
Sat Nov 13 Canada vs. USA Gold Medal Game St. John's, Nfld 7:30 pm Canada 3-2 USA (OT) [9] Rebecca Johnston(2), Meaghan Mikkelson

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IIHF World championships[edit]

Canada will attempt to win the gold medal as they compete in the 2011 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships in Switzerland. A total of 37 players [11] were invited to the selection training camp, which takes place from April 2 to 5 at the Toronto MasterCard Centre.[12] The 21 chosen players will represent Team Canada at the 2011 World Women’s Championships.

Number Name Position Height Club
1 Shannon Szabados Goaltender 5'8 Canada National team
2 Meghan Agosta Forward 5'7 Canada National Team
Mercyhurst
3 Jocelyne Larocque Defence 5'6 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs
6 Rebecca Johnston Forward 5'9 Canada National Team
7 Cherie Piper Forward 5'6 Canada National Team
Brampton Thunder
10 Gillian Apps Forward 6'0 Canada National Team
Brampton Thunder
12 Meghan Mikkelson Defence 5'9 Canada National Team
Edmonton Chimos
13 Caroline Ouellette Forward 5'11 Canada National Team
Montreal Stars
14 Bobbi-Jo Slusar Defence 5'4 Strathmore Rockies
15 Tara Watchorn Defence 5'9 Boston University
16 Jayna Hefford Forward 5'8 Canada National Team
Brampton Thunder
18 Catherine Ward Defence 5'6 Boston University
20 Jennifer Wakefield Forward 5'9.5 Canada National Team
Boston University Terriers
21 Haley Irwin Forward 5'7 Canada National Team
Minnesota Duluth
22 Hayley Wickenheiser- C Forward 5'10 Canada National Team
23 Jocelyne Larocque Defence 5'6 Minnesota Duluth
24 Natalie Spooner Forward 5'9 Ohio State
25 Tessa Bonhomme Defence 5'7 Canada National Team
Toronto Aeros
26 Sarah Vaillancourt Forward 5'5 Canada National Team
Montreal Stars
29 Marie-Philip Poulin Forward 5'6 Canada National Team
Boston University
32 Charline Labonte Goaltender 5'9 McGill Martlets
33 Kim St. Pierre Goaltender 5'9 Canada National Team
Montreal Stars

Schedule[edit]

April 16, 2011
20:00
Canada  12 – 0
(3–0, 5–0, 4–0)
  Switzerland Deutweg rink
Attendance: 2,900
April 17, 2011
16:00
Kazakhstan  0 – 7
(0–2, 0–3, 0–2)
 Canada Deutweg rink
Attendance: 411
April 19, 2011
16:00
Canada  2 – 0
(1–0, 0–0, 1–0)
 Finland Deutweg rink
Attendance: 614

Under 18 team[edit]

The National Under 18 team competed in the IIHF World Under 18 tournament Jan. 1-8 in Stockholm, Sweden. The U.S. women defeated Canada in the final to win the first two world under-18 tournaments in 2008 and 2009 while Canada won the third in 2010. 2011 roster members Erin Ambrose and Emily Fulton were part of the 2010 gold medal team. The roster includes players born in 1993 and 1994. The 20 player roster was chosen from a 31 player training camp held in Toronto. The head coach will be Sarah Hodges (head coach of the University of Regina), while her assistants will be Cassie Turner and former national team member France Montour.[13] On December 30, 2010, in an exhibition vs. the AIK Bantam boys team (at Husby Ishall Arena) from Sweden, Canada bested the club in a 4-2 victory.[14] On January 8, Canada lost the gold medal to the United States by a 5-2 score.[15]

  • Scoring leaders 2011 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Canada Nicole Kosta 5 5 3 8 +5 6 FW
Canada Meghan Dufault 5 2 6 8 +6 2 FW
Canada Laura Stacey 5 3 4 7 +1 2 FW

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes; POS = Position

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Under 22 team[edit]

News and notes[edit]

Jim Fetter, head coach of the Wayne State Warriors women's ice hockey program, will be the head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team for the 2010-11 season. Fetter will also be the coach for Team Canada at the 2011 MLP Cup.

Summer training camp[edit]

Yellow/Blue intrasquad[edit]

  • Game 1: August 8, Blue 4, Yellow 2
Period Scorer Time of Goal Assists
1 Isabel Menard 04:47 Jennifer Wakefield
1 Natalie Spooner 18:57 Christine Bestland, Lauriane Rougeau
2 Marie-Philip Poulin 08:11 Unassisted
2 Melodie Daoust 09:03 Gillian Saulnier
2 Jessica Campbell 10:07 Unassisted
2 Marie-Philip Poulin 15:37 Laura McIntosh, Jamie Lee Rattray
Intrasquad notes[edit]
  • August 8: Four different players scored goals to give Blue a 4-2 win over Yellow on the first day of intersquad action at the National Women’s Under-22 selection camp. The game was played in Toronto at the MasterCard Centre.

Isabel Menard and Natalie Spooner both scored in the first for Blue. Marie-Philip Poulin scored in the second to make it 2-1. Eventually, Blue would be ahead 4-1. Poulin tried to get Yellow into the game, scoring her second of the night. Yellow squad goalie Erica Howe made 40 saves.[17]

Roster[edit]

Blue Roster[edit]
Player Position Club team
Roxanne Douville Goaltender College Edouard-Montpetit
Amanda Mazzotta Goaltender Cornell Big Red
Hayleigh Cudmore Defense Oakville (PWHL)
Jenna Downey Defense St. Francis Xavier University
Brigitte Lacquette Defense Pursuit of Excellence
Stefanie McKeough Defense Ohio State Buckeyes
Katelyn Ptolemy Defense Clarkson Golden Knights
Lauriane Rougeau Defense Cornell Big Red
Vicki Bendus Forward Mercyhurst Lakers
Christine Bestland Forward Pursuit of Excellence
Jessica Campbell Forward Pursuit of Excellence
Mélodie Daoust Forward College Edouard-Montpetit
Vanessa Emond Forward St. Lawrence Skating Saints
Rebecca Johnston Forward Cornell Big Red
Chelsea Karpenko Forward Cornell Big Red
Jenelle Kohanchuk Forward Boston University Terriers
Isabel Menard Forward Syracuse Orange
Jillian Saulnier Forward Toronto (PWHL)
Natalie Spooner Forward Ohio State Buckeyes
Jennifer Wakefield Forward Boston University Terriers
Yellow Roster[edit]
Player Position Club team
Erica Howe Goaltender Ottawa (PWHL)
Genevieve Lacasse Goaltender Providence Friars
Courtney Birchard Defence New Hampshire Wildcats
Andrea Boras Defence Alberta Pandas
Laura Fortino Defence Cornell Big Red
Brittany Haverstock Defence Wisconsin Badgers
Saige Pacholok Defence Wisconsin Badgers
Cassandra Poudrier Defence Quebec (Midget AA)
Tara Watchorn Defence Boston University Terriers
Hannah Armstrong Forward Aurora (PWHL)
Bailey Bram Forward Mercyhurst
Mallory Deluce Forward Wisconsin Badgers
Brianne Jenner Forward Canadian National Women's Team
Jocelyn LeBlanc Forward Dalhousie University
Laura McIntosh Forward Ohio State Buckeyes
Marie-Philip Poulin Forward Canadian National Women's Team
Jamie Lee Rattray Forward Ottawa (PWHL)
Kelly Terry Forward Whitby (PWHL)
Catherine White Forward Cornell Big Red
Jessica Wong Forward Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs

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August series vs. USA[edit]

  • Marie-Philip Poulin scored a hat trick as the Under 22 team beat the US by a 7-2 score.[19] With the victory, Canada had a three game sweep in its exhibition series vs. the US.

Series summary[edit]

Date Score Canada goals
Aug. 18 Canada 4-1 USA Laura Fortino, Jillian Saulnier, Natalie Spooner, Jessica Wong[20]
Aug. 19 Canada 6-5 USA (shootout) Brianne Jenner, Isabel Menard, Natalie Spooner, Jennifer Wakefield (3)[21]
Aug. 21 Canada 7-2 USA Vicki Bendus, Laura Fortino, Marie-Philip Poulin (3), Rebecca Johnston, Jillian Saulnier

MLP Cup[edit]

In the 2011 MLP Cup, Lacasse earned a shutout in a 5-0 defeat of Switzerland on January 4.[22] Prior to the match, she had made 57 consecutive starts for the Friars.[23] Lacasse earned a shutout in the gold medal game of the 2011 MLP Cup, as Canada prevailed over Sweden by a 6-0 mark.[24] Vicki Bendus was the leading scorer for Canada.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Goal Scorers
Jan. 4 Switzerland Canada 5- 0 Switzerland Jessica Campbell (2), Courtney Birchard, Chelsea Karpenko, Laura McIntosh[22]
Jan. 9 Sweden Canada 6-0 Sweden Laura Fortino, Catherine White, Vicki Bendus, Jenelle Kohanchuk, Chelsea Karpenko, Bailey Bram[24]

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Team
30 Roxanne Douville Goaltender Vermont Catamounts women's ice hockey
31 Genevieve Lacasse Goaltender Providence Friars women's ice hockey
2 Stefanie McKeough Defence Wisconsin Badgers women's ice hockey
3 Brittany Haverstock Defence Wisconsin
4 Lauriane Rougeau Defence Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey
7 Tara Watchorn Defence Boston University Terriers women's ice hockey
14 Courtney Birchard Defence New Hampshire Wildcats women's ice hockey
23 Laura Fortino Defence Cornell
25 Jessica Wong Defence Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs women's ice hockey
8 Natalie Spooner Forward Ohio State Buckeyes women's ice hockey
9 Jenelle Kohanchuk Forward Boston University
10 Jessica Campbell Forward Cornell
11 Laura McIntosh Forward Ohio State
12 Isabel Menard Forward Syracuse Orange women's ice hockey
13 Bailey Bram Forward Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey
15 Jillian Saulnier Forward Toronto Jr. Aeros
16 Chelsea Karpenko Forward Cornell
18 Catherine White Forward Cornell
20 Mallory Deluce Forward Wisconsin
26 Carolyne Prevost Forward Wisconsin
27 Vicki Bendus - C Forward Mercyhurst

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2011 Winter Universiade[edit]

Group A final standings[edit]

Six participating teams were placed in one group. After playing a round-robin, the top four teams in each group plus to the Semifinals. The fifth and sixth placed teams will play a playoff for fifth place.[26]

     Team advanced to Semifinals
     Team competes in Placing Round
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Canada 5 4 1 0 0 39 1 +38 14
 Finland 5 4 0 1 0 49 3 +46 13
 Slovakia 5 3 0 0 2 33 11 +22 9
 United States 5 2 0 0 3 25 18 +7 6
 Great Britain 5 1 0 0 4 11 36 −25 3
 Turkey 5 0 0 0 5 0 88 −88 0

Schedule[edit]

January 27, 2011
16:00
Canada  2 – 1 GWS
( 0–0, 0–1, 1–0 )
( OT: 0–0 )
( SO: 1–0 )
 Finland 500 Ice Rink, Erzurum
January 28, 2011
19:00
Canada  3–0
(3–0, 0–0, 0–0)
 Slovakia 500 Ice Rink, Erzurum
January 30, 2011
11:00
Canada  14–0
(4–0, 4–0, 6–0)
 Great Britain 500 Ice Rink, Erzurum
January 31, 2011
11:00
United States  0–9
(0–3, 0–4, 0–2)
 Canada 500 Ice Rink, Erzurum
February 2, 2011
20:00
Turkey  0–11
(0–4, 0–4, 0–3)
 Canada 3000 Ice Rink, Erzurum

Semifinals[edit]

February 4, 2011
20:00
Canada  8–1
(2–1, 3–0, 3–0)
 United States 3000 Ice Rink, Erzurum

Finals[edit]

February 5, 2011
13:00
Canada  4–1
(1–0, 2–0, 1–1)
 Finland 3000 Ice Rink, Erzurum
Attendance: 2,111

Roster[edit]

Goalies

Defense

Forwards

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Rebecca Johnston, Player of the Game, Gold Medal game at the 2010 Four Nations Cup
  • Female Hockey Breakthrough Award: (outstanding contribution to advancing female hockey)

Laurie Taylor-Bolton [28]

  • Liz MacKinnon Award: (special contributions of a Hockey Canada volunteer's spouse) Jill Donovan

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Official Website of Hockey Canada
  2. ^ The Official Website of Hockey Canada
  3. ^ Three Olympic hockey golds enough: Team Canada loses icon - Winnipeg Free Press
  4. ^ The Official Website of Hockey Canada
  5. ^ The Official Website of Hockey Canada
  6. ^ The Official Website of Hockey Canada
  7. ^ The Official Website of Hockey Canada
  8. ^ The Official Website of Hockey Canada
  9. ^ The Official Website of Hockey Canada
  10. ^ USA Hockey Archived June 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Hockey Canada, Selection Camp Roster, http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/163099/la_id/1.htm
  12. ^ Hockey canada announces selection camp roster for 2011 IIHF World Women's Championship, http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/16980/la_id/1/ss_id/75000/nr_id/163100.htm
  13. ^ The Official Website of Hockey Canada
  14. ^ The Official Website of Hockey Canada
  15. ^ The Official Website of Hockey Canada
  16. ^ http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/242/IHW242000_85B_9_0.pdf
  17. ^ The Official Website of Hockey Canada
  18. ^ The Official Website of Hockey Canada
  19. ^ The Official Website of Hockey Canada
  20. ^ The Official Website of Hockey Canada
  21. ^ The Official Website of Hockey Canada
  22. ^ a b The Official Website of Hockey Canada
  23. ^ http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/pres1011/201101/jan3wwr.pdf
  24. ^ a b The Official Website of Hockey Canada
  25. ^ The Official Website of Hockey Canada
  26. ^ Competition Schedule Ice hockey Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  27. ^ Canada West Universities Athletic Association - 2011 Winter Universiade: CIS announces Canadian women's hockey roster Archived 2010-12-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  28. ^ The Official Website of Hockey Canada

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