Canada name women’s Para ice hockey squad

15 players selected to compete during 2017/18 season 06 Sep 2017
two female Para ice hockey players are given instructions on the ice

15 players make up Canada women's team for the upcoming season

ⒸRick Rector
By Women’s Sledge Hockey of Canada

Canada’s National Women’s Sledge Hockey Team has announced the 15 players that will be rostered for the 2017-2018 season.

The roster includes two goaltenders, four defencemen, and nine forwards, and features 13 returning players from the 2016-2017 National Women’s Sledge Hockey Team. It also includes three alternate players (one goaltender, one defencemen and one forward).

The roster was selected by head coach Tara Chisholm alongside assistant coach and two-time sledge hockey Paralympian, Derek Whitson. It also included support from independent evaluators from the Newmarket, Ontario region.

“We are extremely excited about this season’s roster as we have many returning players to carry on our work from last season. Our two new players, Rachal Bolger and Emilie Robitaille, bring their own unique experience to the team,” said Chisholm. “Rachal played 12 years of competitive able bodied hockey before becoming injured and transitioning to a sledge hockey goaltender. Emilie brings sheer strength and an amazing work ethic that will help to create depth within our forward unit.”

In addition to a busy national team schedule, Women’s Sledge Hockey of Canada will be heading back to Newmarket, Ontario, from 17-19 November to host the first ever Canadian Women’s Sledge Hockey Championships.

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