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Meet the rookies: Erin Ambrose

The defenceman made her Team Canada debut at 15, and brings 57 games of international experience to her first women’s worlds

Jason La Rose
March 9, 2017

Position: Defence
Hometown: Keswick, Ont.
Birthdate: April 30, 1994
Club Team: Toronto Furies (CWHL)

Road to Women’s Worlds
2005-06: York Simcoe Express (Minor Peewee AAA Boys)
2006-07: York Simcoe Express (Peewee AAA Boys)
2007-08: York Simcoe Express (Minor Bantam AAA Boys)
2008-12: Toronto Aeros (Intermediate AA)
2012-16: Clarkson University (NCAA)
2016-17: Toronto Furies (CWHL)

Team Canada Experience
International debut: August 21, 2009 vs. United States
Canada’s National Women’s Team: 9GP 0G 3A 3P
Canada’s National Women’s Development Team: 23GP 1G 5A 6P
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team: 25GP 5G 20A 25P

Who has played the biggest role in getting you to your first women’s worlds?
“My family has played the biggest role in getting me to this world championship. Obviously my mom, dad and sister have been there every step of the way, but even extended family. Everybody has been extremely supportive of me and has helped to provide me opportunities that will help me reach my goals.”

When did you decide you wanted to play for Team Canada?
“I remember watching the Salt Lake City Olympics when I was younger, and that gold medal game was legendary. From that day, I said I wanted to go to the Olympics, and since then it has always been a dream to get to that point one day. The older I've gotten, the more the dream seems to be possible.”

What is the most important thing hockey has given you?
“Hockey has given me so many friendships through the years. From the kids I played with when I was younger, to girls I went to college with. Those people, and the memories that have come along with them, will be around for the rest of my life.”

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

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