Canada women's national ice hockey team

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Canada
Shirt badge/Association crest
The Maple Leaf has always appeared on the uniform
Nickname(s) Équipe Canada (Team Canada)
Association Hockey Canada
Head coach Laura Schuler
Assistants Howie Draper
Dwayne Gylywoychuk
Captain Marie-Philip Poulin
Most games Hayley Wickenheiser (216)
Top scorer Hayley Wickenheiser (146)
Most points Hayley Wickenheiser (318)
Team colors               
IIHF code CAN
Canada national hockey team jerseys - 2014 Winter Olympics.png
Ranking
Current IIHF 2 Decrease 1
Highest IIHF 1 (first in 2003)
Lowest IIHF 2 (first in 2009)
First international
 Canada 10–0 Switzerland  
(North York or Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; April 21, 1987)
Biggest win
 Canada 19–1 Netherlands 
(North York or Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; April 23, 1987)
 Canada 18–0 Japan 
(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; March 22, 1990)
 Canada 18–0 Japan 
(Richmond, British Columbia, Canada; April 5, 1996)
 Canada 18–0 Slovakia 
(Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; February 13, 2010)
Biggest defeat
 United States 9–2 Canada 
(Burlington, United States; April 7, 2012)
IIHF World Women's Championships
Appearances 16 (first in 1990)
Best result 1st, gold medalist(s) (1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2012)
Olympics
Appearances 5 (first in 1998)
Medals Gold medal.svg Gold: 4 – 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Silver medal.svg Silver: 1 – 1998
International record (W–L–T)
256–47–5
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Salt Lake City Team
Gold medal – first place 2006 Torino Team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Vancouver Team
Gold medal – first place 2014 Sochi Team
Silver medal – second place 1998 Nagano Team
IIHF World Women's Championships
Gold medal – first place 1990 Canada
Gold medal – first place 1992 Finland
Gold medal – first place 1994 USA
Gold medal – first place 1997 Canada
Gold medal – first place 1999 Finland
Gold medal – first place 2000 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2001 USA
Gold medal – first place 2004 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2007 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2012 USA
Silver medal – second place 2005 Sweden
Silver medal – second place 2008 China
Silver medal – second place 2009 Finland
Silver medal – second place 2011 Switzerland
Silver medal – second place 2013 Canada
Silver medal – second place 2015 Sweden
Silver medal – second place 2016 Canada
Winter Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2009 Harbin
Gold medal – first place 2011 Erzurum Team
Gold medal – first place 2013 Trentino Team
Silver medal – second place 2015 Granada Team

The Canadian women's national ice hockey team is the ice hockey team representing Canada in women's hockey. The team is overseen by Hockey Canada, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation and participates in international competitions. Canada has been a dominant figure in international competition, having won the majority of major ice hockey tournaments. Canada is rivaled by the United States, the only other winner of a major tournament.

Competition achievements[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Location Result
1998 Nagano, Japan Silver
2002 Salt Lake City, United States Gold
2006 Turin, Italy Gold
2010 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Gold
2014 Sochi, Russia Gold

World Championships[edit]

Year Location Result
1990 Ottawa, Canada Champions
1992 Tampere, Finland Champions
1994 Lake Placid, United States Champions
1997 Ontario, Canada Champions
1999 Espoo, Finland Champions
2000 Ontario, Canada Champions
2001 Minnesota, United States Champions
2004 Halifax and Dartmouth, Canada Champions
2005 Linköping and Norrköping, Sweden Runners-up
2007 Winnipeg and Selkirk, Canada Champions
2008 Harbin, China Runners-up
2009 Hämeenlinna, Finland Runners-up
2011 Zurich, Switzerland Runners-up
2012 Burlington, United States Champions
2013 Ottawa, Canada Runners-up
2015 Malmö, Sweden Runners-up
2016 Kamloops, Canada Runners-up

Nations Cup[edit]

Year Location Result
1996 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Champions
1997 Lake Placid, United States Runners-up
1998 Kuortane, Finland Champions
1999 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Champions
2000 Provo, United States Champions
2001 Vierumäki and Tampere, Finland Champions
2002 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada Champions
2003 Skövde, Sweden Runners-up
2004 Lake Placid, United States Champions
2005 Hämeenlinna, Finland Champions
2006 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada Champions
2007 Leksand, Sweden Champions
2008 Lake Placid, United States Runners-up
2009 Vierumäki, Finland Champions
2010 Clarenville and St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Champions
2011 Nyköping, Sweden Runners-up
2012 Tikkurila, Finland Runners-up
2013 Lake Placid, United States Champions
2014 Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada Champions
2015 Sundsvall, Sweden Runners-up

Pacific Rim Championship[edit]

Year Location Result
1995 San Jose, United States Champions
1996 Richmond, British Columbia, Canada Champions

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

The following 22 players were named to the December Series against the United States in Sarnia, Ontario and Plymouth, Michigan between December 13 and December 20.[1]

Head coach: Laura Schuler

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
F Meghan Agosta 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in) 67 kg (148 lb) (1987-02-12) February 12, 1987 (age 29) Free agent
F Emily Clark 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in) 59 kg (130 lb) (1995-11-28) November 28, 1995 (age 21) United States University of Wisconsin–Madison
F Haley Irwin 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1988-06-06) June 6, 1988 (age 28) Canada Calgary Inferno
F Brianne Jenner 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 71 kg (157 lb) (1991-05-04) May 4, 1991 (age 25) Canada Calgary Inferno
F Rebecca Johnston 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 67 kg (148 lb) (1989-09-24) September 24, 1989 (age 27) Canada Calgary Inferno
F Amy Potomak 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 67 kg (148 lb) (1999-06-25) June 25, 1999 (age 17) Canada Pacific Steelers
F Sarah Potomak 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 64 kg (141 lb) (1997-12-19) December 19, 1997 (age 18) United States University of Minnesota
F Marie-Philip Poulin 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (1991-03-28) March 28, 1991 (age 25) Canada Les Canadiennes
F Jillian Saulnier 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1992-03-07) March 7, 1992 (age 24) Canada Calgary Inferno
F Sophie Shirley 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 54 kg (119 lb) (1999-06-30) June 30, 1999 (age 17) Canada Okanagan Hockey Academy
F Blayre Turnbull 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1993-07-15) July 15, 1993 (age 23) Canada Calgary Inferno
F Natalie Spooner 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1990-10-17) October 17, 1990 (age 26) Canada Toronto Furies
F Jennifer Wakefield 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1989-06-15) June 15, 1989 (age 27) Sweden Linköpings HC
D Erin Ambrose 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 60 kg (130 lb) (1994-04-30) April 30, 1994 (age 22) Canada Toronto Furies
D Laura Fortino 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 62 kg (137 lb) (1991-01-30) January 30, 1991 (age 25) Canada Brampton Thunder
D Micah Hart 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 69 kg (152 lb) (1997-01-13) January 13, 1997 (age 19) United States Cornell University
D Halli Krzyzaniak 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (1995-02-04) February 4, 1995 (age 21) United States University of North Dakota
D Jocelyne Larocque 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 63 kg (139 lb) (1988-05-19) May 19, 1988 (age 28) Canada Brampton Thunder
D Meaghan Mikkelson 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 63 kg (139 lb) (1985-01-04) January 4, 1985 (age 31) Canada Calgary Inferno
D Lauriane Rougeau 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (1990-04-12) April 12, 1990 (age 26) Canada Les Canadiennes
G Ann-Renée Desbiens 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (1994-04-10) April 10, 1994 (age 22) United States University of Wisconsin–Madison
G Shannon Szabados 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 66 kg (146 lb) (1986-08-06) August 6, 1986 (age 30) Canada Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs

Former Coaches[edit]

  • Dave McMaster head coach, assistants Lucie Valois & Rick Polutnik,1990
  • Rick Polutnick, 1992
  • Les Lawton, 1994
  • Shannon Miller, 1997–1998
  • Danièle Sauvageau, 1999
  • Melody Davidson, 2000
  • Danièle Sauvageau, 2001–2002
  • Karen Hughes, 2004
  • Melody Davidson, 2005–2007
  • Peter Smith, 2008
  • Melody Davidson, 2010
  • Matt Perisa, 2011
  • Ryan Walter, 2012
  • Dan Church, 2012–2013
  • Kevin Dineen, 2013-2014

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

External links[edit]