Field Hockey Canada is pleased to announce the athletes selected to compete for the Canadian Women’s Junior National Team at the 2012 Junior Pan American Championship, September 10 – 23 in Guadalajara, Mexico. The Championship is Canada’s opportunity to qualify for the 2013 International Hockey Federation (FIH) Junior World Cup.
“During the final weeks of preparation leading up to our departure we will be fine tuning many of our specialty pieces and continually enhancing the team environment we have successfully developed over the past year,” says Coach Peter Milkovich.
The formal preparation of Jr. Women’s team began with the identification of 55 players spread across the country. Milkovich says, “We are pleased with the opportunities we have provided over 36 players to compete for positions on this team in 2012. The final roster of players represents an excellent mix of experience and playing styles and all players share the underlying core values of this program”. The experiences and education the team have procured during their recent European Tour (July 4 to 21) will go a long way to maximize its opportunities for success in Guadalajara.
“The knowledge gained allows us to look forward to the Pan American Championships with a high level of confidence and excitement that we are prepared to achieve our goals,” says Coach Milkovich.
TEAM CANADA ROSTER
Jessica Buttinger (Waterloo, ON / Duke); Rachel Donohoe (North Vancouver, BC / UBC); Shannon Elmitt (West Vancouver, BC / California at Berkeley); Bea Francisco (Richmond, BC / UBC); Hannah Haughn (North Vancouver, BC / UBC); Karli Johansen (North Vancouver, BC / Iowa); Caashia Karringten (Vancouver, BC / UBC); Ashley Kristen (North Vancouver, BC / West Vancouver FHC); Kathleen Leahy (Victoria, BC / UVIC); Lauren Logush (Richmond Hill, ON / UBC); Sara McManus (Tsawwassen, BC / UBC); Kendra Perrin (Vancouver, BC / Duke); Abigail Raye (Kelowna, BC / UBC); Poonam Sandhu (Vancouver, BC / UBC); Kim Scraper (West Vancouver, BC / UBC); Maddie Secco (Victoria, BC / Stanford); Natalie Sourisseau (Kelowna, BC / UBC); and Holly Stewart (North Vancouver, BC / Maine)
Reserve: Amanda Bird (North Vancouver, BC / Princeton); Natasha Ford (Vancouver, BC / Maine); Stephanie Norlander (North Vancouver, BC / West Vancouver FHC); Sydney Veljacic (Coquitlam, BC / Coquitlam FHC)
Peter Milkovich (Head Coach), Rob Short (Assistant Coach), Dr. Saul Miller (Psychologist), Jessica Kenny (Physiotherapist)