Hockey Canada has announced the 23-player roster that has been nominated to represent Team Canada at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, which will be held Feb. 9-25 in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Canada’s roster includes a slew of former NCAA players and one current NCAA standout in Wisconsin senior forward Emily Clark.
|Player's Name||Position||NCAA team|
|Shannon Szabados||G||Grant MacEwan (Canada)|
|Brigette Lacquette||D||Minnesota Duluth|
|Jocelyne Larocque||D||Minnesota Duluth|
|Melodie Daoust||F||McGill (Canada)|
|Haley Irwin||F||Minnesota Duluth|
|Marie-Philip Poulin||F||Boston University|
|Natalie Spooner||F||Ohio State|
|Jennifer Wakefield||F||New Hampshire/Boston University|
“It was an extremely difficult decision narrowing down our roster due to the depth of talent on our team; we are excited to move forward with the 23 players chosen to represent Canada at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games,” said Team Canada coach Laura Schuler in a statement. “These players have worked hard to earn this moment and we are confident that they will be able to inspire and unite our country as they set their sights on a fifth straight gold medal for Canada.”
Canada starts play on Sunday, Feb. 11, against Russia at the Kwandong Hockey Centre.