Top rookie Dominico highlights OUA contingent of all-stars at Hockey Canada showcase

Photo by Nipissing Lakers
Photo by Nipissing Lakers

TORONTO (U SPORTS) – Three OUA standouts highlight the U SPORTS Women’s Hockey All-Star roster announced on Thursday, set to attend Hockey Canada’s Summer Showcase in Calgary, Aug. 2-11.

For the third straight year, the U SPORTS All-Stars will take part in the Summer Showcase, playing four games - two against Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Development Team, and another pair of contests versus Japan’s national women’s program.

Stacey Colarossi, head coach of the Laurentian Voyageurs, will serve as the team’s bench boss for the second consecutive year, joined by assistants Marc-André Côté of the Moncton Aigles Bleues, Greg Bowles of the Ottawa Gee-Gees and Terry Rhindress of the Mount Allison Mounties.

“It’s a true honour to be able to be a part of the brand and U SPORTS,” said Colarossi, who led the U SPORTS All-Stars to a 2-2 record at the 2017 event, including its first win over Hockey Canada’s Development Squad. “What we’ve done last year and the success we had as a team out at the development camp was great. I really wanted to be a part of building and increasing that visibility of U SPORTS women’s hockey moving forward.”

The Summer Showcase will be held at WinSport in Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park.

A full team media guide will be available prior to the event.

TEAM U SPORTS ROSTER

First Name

Last Name

School

Hometown

Elig.*

Goaltenders

Katherine

Purchase

Concordia

Halifax, N.S.

4

Maude

Trevisan

Montreal

Montreal, Que.

1

Defence

Marie-Joëlle

Allard

Concordia

Victoriaville, Que.

5

Cayle

Dillon

Alberta

Edmonton, Alta.

3

Lindsey

Donovan**

StFX

Miramichi, N.B.

2

Cassidy

Herman

Ottawa

Ottawa, Ont.

2

Celine

Tardif

UBC

Parksville, B.C.

4

Alex

Woods

St. Thomas

Courtice, Ont.

2

Forwards

Audrey

Belzile

Concordia

St. Hyacinthe, Que.

2

Mélodie

Bouchard**

Ottawa

Sept-Îles, Que.

3

Sarah

Bujold**

StFX

Riverview, N.B.

4

April

Clark

Western

St. Mary’s, Ont.

3

Maria

Dominico

Nipissing

North Bay, Ont.

1

Jade

Downie-Landry

McGill

St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.

3

Catherine

Dubois

Montreal

Charlesbourg, Que.

3

Claudia

Dubois**

Concordia

Saguenay, Que.

3

Ailish

Forfar

Ryerson

Sharon, Ont.

5

Alex

Poznikoff**

Alberta

Edmonton, Alta.

3

Alanna

Sharman

Manitoba

Winnipeg, Man.

4

Kaitilin

Willoughby**

Saskatchewan

Prince Albert, Sask.

5

 

*Eligibility in 2017-18 season

**Returning from 2017 Summer Showcase roster

 

COACHING STAFF

 

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