Women’s National Team Training Camp on this week in DC

Fifty-two players are in Dawson Creek for the Canadian National Women’s Hockey Team Fall Festival, the annual training camp.

Seventeen members of the silver winning 2018 PyeongChang Olympic team will be in attendance including Marie-Philip Poulin, Jocelyne Larocque, Shannon Szabados, and Brianne Jenner.

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“We’re beginning a new Olympic quad, and a new season, and it’s exciting to see such a strong talent pool as we head into our national team Fall Festival in Dawson Creek,” said Gina Kingsbury, Hockey Canada’s director of national teams, who led player selections along with head scout Melody Davidson.

“Fall Festival allows Hockey Canada to provide continued development opportunities, especially for those players who were with us in August at the development team camp, while replicating a short-term competition schedule that allows us to evaluate the players in a way that more closely resembles the experience they would have at a 4 Nations Cup or IIHF Women’s World Championship, which is what they’re aspiring to achieve.”

Other notable coaching names that will be in attendance are Perry Pearn and Troy Ryan. Pearn has had over 20 years of experience as an NHL coach, and was previous head coach of the National Junior Team, while Ryan is the Atlantic Canada female coach mentor.

Practices begin Tuesday and are open to the public for free. Thursday begins gameplay with an intersquad game at 7 pm, while they face the Junior Canucks and Huskies in exhibition games Friday and Saturday. Sunday’s intersquad game — which has been rescheduled to 8:30 am — is also free. All practices and games are at the Encana Events Centre.

Tuesday, September 11
08:00-08:30 Practice WHT Goaltenders
08:30-10:15 Practice White
10:30-11:00 Practice RED Goaltenders
11:00-12:45 Practice Red
17:00-17:30 Practice WHT Goaltenders
17:30-18:45 Practice White
19:15-19:45 Practice RED Goaltenders
19:45-21:00 Practice Red

Wednesday, September 12
08:00-08:30 Practice WHT Goaltenders
08:30-10:15 Practice White
10:30-11:00 Practice RED Goaltenders
11:00-12:45 Practice Red
17:00-17:30 Practice WHT Goaltenders
17:30-18:45 Practice White
19:15-19:45 Practice RED Goaltenders
19:45-21:00 Practice Red

Thursday, September 13
09:45-10:00 Practice RED Goaltenders
10:00-10:45 Practice Red
11:00-11:15 Practice WHT Goaltenders
11:15-12:00 Practice White
12:45-14:00 Practice Non-Dressed
19:00 Game RED vs WHT

Friday, September 14
08:30-08:45 Practice WHT Goaltenders
08:45-09:30 Practice White
10:00-10:15 Practice RED Goaltenders
10:15-11:00 Practice Red
11:30-13:00 Practice Non-Dressed
16:00 Game WHT vs FSJ Huskies
19:00 Game RED vs Dawson Creek Junior Canucks

Saturday, September 15
09:00-10:15 Practice Non-Dressed
12:00 Game Dawson Creek Junior Canucks vs WHT
15:00 Game FSJ Huskies vs RED

Sunday, September 16
08:30 Game RED vs WHT 

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