The PEI hockey player Sarah MacEachern invited to the national camp
Prince Edward Island native Sarah MacEachern is one of the nation’s top 40 under-18 players named to the selection camp for Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team from 26 on December 31.
The selection camp will be held at Ridley College in southern Ontario and will feature three intra-team games on December 28, 29 and 30 before the final roster is named for the 2022 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, January 8-15 in Linköping and Mjölby, Sweden.
MacEachern plays with the Etobicoke dolphin junior hockey program, which is part of the PWHL. She will be back in Prince Edward Island before leaving for Hockey Canada camp.
The roster – 24 forwards, 12 defensemen and four goaltenders – will be split into two teams for on-ice skills sessions, practices and intra-team games. With the cancellation of the 2021 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship, this will be the first time in nearly two years that Canada’s top U18 players will be able to test their skills and compete in this international competition in the short term.
“This is an exciting time for this group of dedicated athletes, who have been waiting for almost two years for a chance to compete on the international stage,” said Gina Kingsbury (Rouyn-Noranda, Qc), director of hockey operations at Hockey. Canada.
“We were able to get together during the summer to train, compete and play games in a competitive environment. With the World Championship just around the corner, our athletes and coaching staff look forward to taking this opportunity to get back on the ice and put our work into practice off the ice, with the goal of representing Canada and compete for a gold medal.
Canada is in Group A with Finland, Russia and the United States. Group B includes the Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland. Canada opens the 2022 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship against Russia on January 8. Canada will also face Finland on January 9 ahead of its prelims final against the United States on January 11.
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team will be looking for their first gold at the IIHF World Women’s Under-18 Championship since 2019.