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Field Hockey Canada – Field Hockey Canada Women’s National Program has named its 18-athlete Women’s National Team which will represent Canada at the 2017 Gryphon Hockey World League Round 2 at West Vancouver’s Rutledge Field from April 1-9, 2017.

Canada will take on six other nations for the right to play for 2018 Women’s World Cup qualification at the World League Semi-Final (Round 3) later this year. The top two finishers in West Vancouver will move to the next stage in Brussels, Belgium this June or  Johannesburg, South Africa this July.

Team Canada consists of 12 players that played at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario and won a bronze medal, including team captain Kate Wright (Gillis), who currently sits in third in all-time games played for Canada’s Women’s National Team with 159 international caps to her name.

Wright is joined on the team by a host of veterans who have played more than 100 international matches for Canada including Danielle Hennig (Kelowna, BC; 123 caps), Hannah Haughn (North Vancouver, BC; 118 caps), Sara McManus (Tsawwassen, BC; 111 caps), and Brienne Stairs (Kitchener, ON; 104 caps).

Making their Senior International debuts on the World League 2 roster are Alison Lee (Mississauga, ON), a 22 year-old defender who has represented Canada at the Indoor Hockey World Cup, and 17 year-old forward Jordyn Faiczak (Waterloo, ON) who continues her quick ascent within the Women’ National Program.

The team also features a group of athletes from the North Shore – where the competition will be played – including Alex Thicke, Haughn, Karli Johansen, Rachel Donohoe, and Stephanie Norlander.

Canada’s women open the 2017 Gryphon Hockey World League Round 2 competition on April 1st against India at 4:30pm at Rutledge Field in West Vancouver, British Columbia.

Gryphon Hockey World League Round 2 in West Vancouver has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada. Additionally, we would like to thank the Province of British Columbia and viaSport for their generous support of this project.

The West Vancouver Field Hockey Club is also proud partner of this event.

TEAM CANADA – 2017 Gryphon Hockey World League Round 2 West Vancouver

Name

Position

Hometown

Current/Last Club

Caps

Alex Thicke

Forward

North Vancouver, BC

West Vancouver FHC

27

Alison Lee

Defender

Mississauga, ON

University of Toronto

 

Amanda Woodcroft

Midfielder

Waterloo, ON

University of Toronto

54

Brienne Stairs

Midfielder

Kitchener, ON

Vancouver Hawks

104

Danielle Hennig*

Defender

Kelowna, BC

Vancouver Meralomas

123

Hannah Haughn

Midfielder

North Vancouver, BC

University of British Columbia

118

Jordyn Faiczak

Forward

Waterloo, ON

Guleph Cobras

 

Kaitlyn Williams

Goalkeeper

White Rock, BC

Vancouver Meralomas

85

Karli Johansen

Defender

North Vancouver, BC

India Club

72

Kate Wright (Gillis)*

Forward

Kingston, ON

West Vancouver FHC

159

Maddie Secco

Midfielder

Victoria, BC

Vancouver Hawks

79

Nikki Woodcroft

Forward

Waterloo, ON

University of Toronto

8

Rachel Donohoe

Forward

North Vancouver, BC

West Vancouver FHC

21

Rowan Harris

Goalkeeper

Ottawa, ON

Outaouais FHC

 

Sara McManus

Defender

Tsawwassen, BC

Vancouver Meralomas

111

Shanlee Johnston

Defender

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Hawks

51

Shannon Pereira

Defender

Toronto, ON

Toronto Titans

7

Stephanie Norlander

Forward

North Vancouver, BC

University of British Columbia

52

*Team Captain

       

About Field Hockey Canada

From grass roots to high performance, Field Hockey Canada is committed to developing and strengthening field hockey across the country, and to position our National Teams for podium contention at the 2018 World Cup, 2020 Olympic Games and beyond.

Media Contact:

Shaheed Devji

Communications Manager

Field Hockey Canada

sdevji@fieldhockey.ca

778-847-7424