The National Women’s Hockey Team Selection Camp is under way in Etobicoke, Ontario. And there are 5 players from Manitoba among the 32 invitees. That list includes the St. Anne trio of defenceman Jocelyne Laroque and forwards Bailey and Shelby Bram. Also trying out is Mallard’s Brigette Lacquette while Winnipeg forward Jenelle Kohanchuk was not able to attend along with veteran Haley Irwin of Thunder Bay.
In all, there are 20 forwards, 9 defencemen, and 3 goalies and the camp roster includes 15 members of the Gold Medal Champions from Sochi.
Delaney Collins of Pilot Mound and Dwayne Gylywoychuk of Winnipeg are also part of the Team Canada Coaching Staff.
The camp continues through Friday, January 29th and the World Championship Tournament begins on March 28th in Kamloops, B.C. Team Canada will play the defending champion United States on the opening day of the Tournament.