Hockey Canada announced that 25 female players have been selected to represent Team Canada at the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship from August 20-31 at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, AB.
Among those selected include forward Emily Clark who was with Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) for the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons. She has won two U18 gold medals, three World Championship silvers and one bronze, and a silver medal at the 2018 Olympics.
The 10-team tournament features Canada in Group A with Finland, ROC, Switzerland and the United States, while Group B is comprised of the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary and Japan.
Canada has captured 10 gold medals at the IIHF Women’s World Championship with their most recent win coming in 2012. In addition to the 10 gold medals they have won 8 silver and 1 bronze.
The roster was selected from the 29 players chosen to centralize with Canada’s National Women’s Team for the 2021-22 season, leading up to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China.
Micah Zandee-Hart, who spent four seasons with OHA from 2011-2015, was one of those 29 players but was not selected for the World Championships. Zandee-Hart has a U18 gold and silver medals, to go along with a World Championship bronze.
Following the world championship, all 29 players will resume their Olympic preparations.