Seven current Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) Female Prep student-athletes have been selected to attend the Canadian National Women’s Under-18 Team selection camp, beginning Boxing Day in St. Catharines, Ont.
The selection camp will be held at Ridley College and will feature a trio of intrasquad games on Dec. 28, 29 and 30 before the final roster is named for the 2022 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, Jan. 8-15 in Linköping and Mjölby, Sweden.
The roster – 24 forwards, 12 defence and four goaltenders – will be split into two teams for on-ice skills sessions, practices and intrasquad games. With the cancellation of the 2021 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, this will be the first time in almost two years Canada’s best women’s U18 players will be able to test their skills and compete in this short-term international competition.
Among the 40 athletes include seven from the CSSHL:
- Jordan Baxter – Delta Hockey Academy
- Brooke Disher – RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
- Tova Henderson – Delta Hockey Academy
- Jade Iginla – RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
- Hailey MacLeod – Delta Hockey Academy
- Jaimee Spring – Edge School
- Sara Swiderski – RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna