Field Hockey Canada is thrilled to announce the Under-16 National Junior Women’s Team, that has assembled for 2023, and will attend the International Den Bosch Tournament in the Netherlands in May.
The U16 program is a critical part of the NextGen and talent identification pathway as it identifies athletes that are 4-8 years away from the senior national team and podium potential at major competitions. This is also the cohort of athletes that will soon be in consideration for the Junior Women’s National Team with sights on a Junior Pan American Championship.
According to program head coach, Kyle Marks, getting quality international competition at this age prepares the athletes for future international play, and exposes the athletes to hockey culture in other parts of the world. For some, the May trip to the Netherlands will be their first real taste of higher-level hockey and international touring. He said that this group is working hard and looking forward to competing.
“It was very difficult to only select 21 athletes for this tour. The future for this group very exciting, they will be able to continuously push each other and keep raising the bar,” Marks said. “The group has been working hard. Playing in Europe is a challenging experience that is aimed to improve the group’s skills and not solely focused on results. The tour is a learning opportunity, particularly for the players making their first international tour.”
Stay tuned for more coverage of this team as they prepare and travel to the Netherlands for the Den Bosch Tournament.
|Emily Arnet||North Vancouver, BC||GK||Sea to Sky FHC|
|Olive Bodel||West Vancouver, BC||DEF||West Vancouver FHC|
|Mackenna Brown||Vancouver, BC||DEF/MID||North Van Strikers|
|Alice Campbell||Vancouver, BC||DEF/MID||Vancouver Hawks FHC|
|Olivia Sanne Deters||Calgary, AB||MID||Astros FHC|
|Rayna Dhaliwal||Vancouver, BC||MID||Polar Bears FHC|
|Danielle Myra DSilva||Mississauga, ON||MID||A&C Academy|
|Lydia Harrington||North Vancouver, BC||MID||Sea to Sky FHC|
|Sukhman Kaur Hundal||Surrey, BC||DEF||Surrinder Lions|
|Camryn Jensen||North Vancouver, BC||MID||Sea to Sky FHC|
|Nina Khalfan||Calgary, AB||DEF/MID||Thunder (Bluestreak)|
|Allie Lavis||West Vancouver, BC||MID/FWD||West Vancouver FHC|
|Jordyn MacDonald||Elmira, ON||FWD||Guelph Cobras|
|Maia McGillivray||Calgary, AB||MID/FWD||Cougars|
|Katie-Grace Noye||Summerside, PEI||DEF||Three Oaks Senior High|
|Kristen Nyrose||Calgary, AB||DEF||Cougars|
|Madelyn Potts||North Vancouver, BC||DEF||Sea to Sky FHC|
|Monet Thurbide||Victoria, BC||MID||Lynx, Island Wildcats|
|Neeve Unger||Victoria, BC||MID/FWD||Lynx, Island Wildcats|
|Mary Yang||Calgary, AB||GK||Phoenix FHC|
|Victoria Zaccagnini||Calgary, AB||MID||Phoenix FHC|
|Kendyll Adams||Victoria, BC||FWD||Lynx, Victoria|
|Sophie Anjali Bhalla||Mississauga, ON||FWD||A&C Academy|
|Claire Cheng||Vancouver, BC||DEF||Polar Bears FHC|
|Sutton van Dyk||West Vancouver, BC||FWD||West Vancouver FHC|
|Amelie LeGuilloux||West Vancouver, BC||FWD||Sea to Sky FHC|
|Kyle Marks||Vancouver, BC||HEAD COACH||Sea to Sky FHC|
|Jenn Swagar||Calgary, AB||ASSISTANT COACH||University of Calgary|