The Final roster has been named for Team Canada’s entry in the 2016 World Women’s Hockey Championship which is set for March 28 – April 4 in Kamloops, B.C. And Manitoba will be well represented with defencemen Jocelyne Laroque of Ste Anne, Brigette Lacquette of Mallard, Halli Krzyzaniak of Neepawa, and forward Bailey Bram of St. Anne.
All four Manitoba players were with Team Canada for last year’s silver medal finish at the Worlds in Malmo, Sweden. And Laroque was also one of thirteen players still with the team who were part of that memorable comeback against the United States in the 2014 Olympic Gold Medal Final in Sochi.
And Team Canada will play the arch rival Americans in their opening game of this year’s World Championship Tournament, four weeks from today on March 28th. Russia and Finland are also in Canada’s pool.
Photos of Jocelyne Laroque, Bailey Bram, Brigette Lacquette, and Halli Krzyzaniak Courtesy of James Emery.