Team Saskatchewan Female Under-18 Roster Set for Nationals
Monday, September 23, 2019 - The Saskatchewan Hockey Association and SaskFirst High-Performance program has announced the 20 players that will don the green and gold for Team Saskatchewan at the National Women’s Under-18 Championship.
The roster is compiled of 2002 and 2003 born athletes and boasts six (6) returning players from last year’s squad that participated at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, AB. Those players are goaltenders; Chantel Weller (Saskatoon) and Arden Kliewer (Saskatoon), along with defensemen; Anna-Liese King (Regina), Ashley Messier (Wilcox), Chace Sperling (Theordore) and Brooklyn Stevely (Regina).
Team Saskatchewan’s Female Under-18 roster for the 2019 National Women’s U-18 Championship includes:
- Goaltenders: Chantel Weller (Saskatoon), Arden Kliewer (Saskatoon)
- Defenseman: Larissa Bohlken (Moose Jaw), Anna-Liese King (Regina), Ashley Messier (Wilcox), Elise Morphy (Regina), Chace Sperling (Theordore), Brooklyn Stevely (Regina), Kendra Zuchotzki (Dorintosh)
- Forwards: Brooklyn Anderson (Shellbrook), Hanna Bailey (Regina), Jordyn Bear (Ochopowace), Neena Brick (Regina), Jasper Desmarais (Saskatoon), Lauren Focht (Regina), Sara Kendall (Ponteix), Baylee Kirwan (Gull Lake), Makena Kushniruk (Saskatoon), Paris Oleksyn (Saskatoon), Tavia Terry (White City)
“We are really happy with the team that was selected and look forward to competing at U-18 Nationals in Manitoba”
- Joel Houseman, Program Director – SaskFirst High-Performance.
Leading the team onto the ice this season is Head Coach, Nolan Horbach along with Assistant Coaches; Colleen Sostorics, Jean Fauchon and Noel Kingwell. Joining the coaching staff is Equipment Manager; Josh Houseman, Athletic Therapist; Kacey Moffat and the Head Scout Blaine Stork.
First up for the team will be a stop in Carman, MB to take part in a pre-tournament game against Team Ontario Blue on Sunday, November 3rd. Then the team will open the preliminary round on Tuesday, November 5th against Team Alberta in Winkler, MB. The National Women’s Under-18 Championship is co-hosted by Winkler and Morden, MB and will be played November 5-10, 2019. For more information, visit the NWU-18 webpage.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S UNDER-18 CHAMPIONSHIPS
The National Women’s Under-18 Championship is an annual tournament (except for Canada Winter Games years) and bring together the best under-18 aged player in the country from coast-to-coast. Team represented include; Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario (Red), Ontario (Blue) and Team Atlantic, comprised of players from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. The preliminary round involves two (2) pools of four (4) teams each playing a round-robin format before placement games and medal round.
For more information please contact:
Senior Coordinator of High Performance
Director of Operations Team Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Hockey Association
Tel (306) 789-5101