2017 18 u18 captains

Canada selects captains for women's under-18 series in Lake Placid

Three-game series against American U18 team faces off at 6 p.m. ET

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August 17, 2017
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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – The four returnees from Canada’s silver medal-winning team at the 2017 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship have been named as part of the leadership group for Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team during the three-game series against the United States in Lake Placid.

The series, which kicks off this evening at 6 p.m. ET at the Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, features 24 players who represent the nation’s top young female talent in the game. The group will be led by captain Brooke McQuigge (Bowmanville, Ont.), and alternate captains Sarah Fillier (Georgetown, Ont.), Audrey-Anne Veillette (Drummondville, Que.), and Courtney Vorster (Richmond, B.C.).

“Our team is made up of a group of very talented, mature young women, all of whom have shown us they are leaders in and of their own right,” said head coach Delaney Collins. “Our captains for the series – Brooke, Sarah, Audrey-Anne, and Courtney – have the leadership skills and the experience of short-term competition from the last world championship which will help this group achieve our shared goals during our three-game series in Lake Placid. As a team, we are looking forward to putting our preparation and work on the ice this evening and representing Canada with pride.”

All three August series games will be live-streamed via HockeyTV.com (subscription required), and Hockey Canada will provide live game stats and a post-game story at HockeyCanada.ca, as well as regular updates on Twitter (@HC_Women).

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Women’s Program, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow through social media onFacebook,Twitter, and Twitter.com/HC_Women.

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

emadziya@hockeycanada.ca 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

ssharkey@hockeycanada.ca

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

jknight@hockeycanada.ca

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