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Canada Basketball – Development Team Will Compete In Exhibition Tour
 

TORONTO, ON (June 7, 2016) – Canada Basketball’s women’s high performance program is pleased to announce the 17 athletes who have been invited to Development team training camp.
 
 “We’re looking forward to a summer of training and gaining important international game experience,” said Fabian McKenzie, head coach. “Continuing to develop the next wave of talent in Canada is integral to our continued success on the world stage.”
 
McKenzie (Cape Breton University), will be joined by assistants Michele Belanger (University of Toronto), Jeff Speedy (University of New Brunswick) and Performance Analyst Sunny Ahluwalia.
 
The team will participate in a 9-day training camp from June 7th -16th at the University of Toronto – Mississauga. The final 12-woman squad will head to Prague for a 5-game exhibition tournament from June 20th – 25th.
 
In 2015, the Development team finished 2nd and won a silver medal at the FISU World University Games in South Korea – a best-ever finish for the team.
 
A full list of athletes and coaches can be found below. For media requests, please contact bwilliams@basketball.ca.
 
2016 DEVELOPMENT TEAM INVITEES

NAME                                POSITION           HEIGHT           HOMETOWN
Christina Buttenham          Guard                      5’11”              Hamilton, ON
Bridget Carleton                 Guard                      6’1”                Chatham, ON
Julia Chandler                    Forward                   6’2”                Toronto, ON
Shay Colley                        Guard                      5’7”                Brampton, ON
Mauranne Corbin                Forward                  6’3”                St. Bruno, QC
Paige Crozon                      Forward                   6’1”               Humboldt, SK
Quinn Dornstauder             Centre                      6’4”               Regina, SK
Tamara Farquhar                Forward                   6’0”               Pierrefonds, QC
Abigail Fogg                        Forward                   6’4”               Sault Ste Marie, ON
Mael Gilles                          Guard/Forward        6’1”                Montreal, QC
Sami Hill                             Guard                      5’10”               Toronto, ON
Keneca Pingue-Giles          Guard                      5’7”                Winnipeg, MB
Emily Potter                        Centre                      6’4”                Winnipeg, MB
Daneesha Provo                 Guard                      5’10”              Dartmouth, NS
Karly Roser                         Guard                      5’ 10”             Hamilton, ON
Dakota Whyte                     Guard                       5’9”                Ajax, ON       
Lauren Yearwood               Post                           6’3”               Victoria, BC
 
 
2016 COACHING & STAFF

NAME

HOMETOWN

AFFILIATION

POSITION

Fabian McKenzie

Glace Bay, NS

Cape Breton University

Head Coach

Michele Belanger

Mississauga, ON

University of Toronto

Assistant Coach

Jeff Speedy

Fredericton, NB

University of New Brunswick

Assistant Coach

Chantal Vallee

Windsor, ON

University of Windsor

Guest Coach

Sunny Ahluwalia

Surrey, BC

n/a

Performance Analyst

Patrice Pepin

Quebec, QC

n/a

Physiotherapist

Sarah Leaitch

Newmarket, ON

n/a

Team Manager

 

 
2016 SCHEDULE

DATE

ITEM

LOCATION

June 7th -16th, 2016

Training Camp

UofT – Mississauga

June 20th, 2016

Vs. Czech Republic

Exhibition Tournament
Prague, Czech Republic

June 22nd, 2016

Vs. Japan

June 23rd, 2016

Vs. Slovakia

June 24th, 2016

Vs. Czech Republic

June 25th, 2016

Vs. Czech U20

 

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