CALGARY, Alta. – The top players in the country have been invited to attend Canada’s National Women’s Team Fall Festival from Sept. 11-18 in Calgary.
The 44 players selected will take to the ice on two teams, Red and White, over the seven-day camp that will feature eight games along with practices at the Markin MacPhail Centre. Tickets for all games featuring National Women’s Team hopefuls and alumnus will be available for purchase at the door for $5.
The Fall Festival serves as an important evaluation opportunity for Canada’s National Women’s Team coaching staff, including head coach Laura Schuler (Scarborough, Ont./Dartmouth College, ECAC) and assistant coaches Dwayne Gylywoychuk (Winnipeg/Hockey Manitoba) and Troy Ryan (Spryfield, N.S./Hockey Canada), and goaltending coach Brad Kirkwood (Calgary/University of Calgary, CWUAA), alongside Melody Davidson, Hockey Canada’s general manager of national women’s team programs.
“The Fall Festival is a critical touchpoint for the players in our program as they come together for the first time on the ice this season with our coaching staff,” said Davidson. “These 44 players have worked hard to earn their invites and this is a great opportunity for them to show if they have what it takes to represent Canada at the senior level on the international stage throughout the 2016-17 season.”