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Women’s National Team named for 2017 Pan American Cup in Lancaster, USA

PHOTO: Brienne Stairs and her Canadian teammates celebrates a goal in their win 12-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago at the 2017 Women’s World League Round 2 in West Vancouver on April 4th (By Yan Huckendubler)

July 6, 2017 | Field Hockey Canada |

Field Hockey Canada’s Women’s National Program has named the team that will represent Canada at the 2017 Pan American Cup in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, from August 5-13 this year.

Seventeen women have been named to the touring roster, with an 18th to be added in the coming weeks after further evaluation in training and the Women’s National Team Super Series (July 11, 13, 19 at 7pm at UBC’s Wright Field).

Canada will compete with seven other nations at the 2017 Pan American Cup, where the continental champion will qualify for the 2018 FIH Women’s World Cup, and the top six teams qualify for the 2021 Pan American Cup.

The Women’s National Program heads into the Pan American Cup with a roster of core athletes who have had lots of play together as a unit.

Sixteen of the athletes named to the team are those who played together in Canada’s last international tournament, the 2017 Hockey World League Round 2 in West Vancouver, with five veterans sitting at over 100 matches played for Canada.

Team captain Kate Wright (Gillis) is poised to break Field Hockey Canada’s all-time games played record for the Women’s National Team. Wright currently sits at 168 international games played, and is anticipated to break the organization’s all-time record in the first game of the Pan American Cup versus the Dominican Republic on August 5th.

A number of National Team veterans – all with more than 100 international matches for Canada under their belt – join Wright on the competition roster, including Danielle Hennig (Kelowna, BC; 132 caps), Hannah Haughn (North Vancouver, BC; 127), Sara McManus (Tsawwassen, BC; 120), and Brienne Stairs (Kitchener, ON; 113).

Making her Senior International debut on the 2017 Pan Am Cup roster is Hannah Eborall (Beamsville, ON). Eborall also made her first Women’s Junior  appearance in Lancaster in 2015, when Canada faced the United States.

Canada’s Women open the 2017 Pan American Cup against Brazil August 5th at 9am PT/12pm ET. For more Canada’ schedule, results and recaps, click here.


NamePositionHometownCurrent/Last ClubCaps
Alison LeeDefenderMississauga, ONUniversity of Toronto9
Alex ThickeForwardNorth Vancouver, BCWest Vancouver FHC36
Amanda WoodcroftMidfielderWaterloo, ONUniversity of Toronto63
Brienne StairsMidfielderKitchener, ONVancouver Hawks113
Danielle Hennig*DefenderKelowna, BCVancouver Meralomas132
Hannah EborallDefenderBeamsville, ONA&C Field Hockey Academy0
Hannah HaughnMidfielderNorth Vancouver, BCUniversity of British Columbia127
Kaitlyn WilliamsGoalkeeperWhite Rock, BCVancouver Meralomas91
Karli JohansenDefenderNorth Vancouver, BCIndia Club81
Kate Wright (Gillis)*ForwardKingston, ONWest Vancouver FHC168
Maddie SeccoMidfielderVictoria, BCVancouver Hawks88
Nikki WoodcroftForwardWaterloo, ONUniversity of Toronto17
Rachel DonohoeForwardNorth Vancouver, BCWest Vancouver FHC30
Rowan HarrisGoalkeeperOttawa, ONOutaouais FHC16
Sara McManusDefenderTsawwassen, BCVancouver Meralomas120
Shanlee JohnstonDefenderVancouver, BCVancouver Hawks60
Stephanie NorlanderForwardNorth Vancouver, BCUniversity of British Columbia60
Jordyn Faiczak ForwardWaterloo, OntarioGuelph Cobras0
*Team Captain


Head Coach – Ian Rutledge
Assistant Coach – Steph Andrews
Team Manager – Nancy Mollenhauer
Athletic Therapist – Ashely Ellett
Athletic Therapist – Michelle Meckling
Video Analyst – Paul Mounter