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Canadian girls’s staff named for upcoming world championship


CALGARY — Canada’s nationwide girls’s hockey staff is out for redemption on the upcoming world championship being held later this month in Calgary.

Hockey Canada introduced on Thursday the 25 gamers chosen that may swimsuit up for the 2021 IIHF girls’s world championship that opens Aug. 20.

Eight new faces will be a part of a gaggle of veterans in an try to beat its worst displaying in event historical past and dethrone the US, which has received the final 5 world championships from 2013 to 2019.

The 2020 event in Halifax was cancelled as a result of pandemic.

The Canadians have received 10 world championships — essentially the most of any nation — however haven’t completed on the high since 2012. They’ve eight silvers, and one bronze that got here final day out in 2019 after they missed the event remaining for the primary time in historical past after being upset by host Finland within the semifinals.

The Individuals have 9 titles with their current run of success and 10 silvers, with the 2019 version being the one gold-medal sport in 19 tournaments to not have Canada in opposition to the U.S. The Individuals beat the Finns for gold whereas the Canadians downed Russia to spherical out the rostrum.

Victoria Bach, Ashton Bell, Kristen Campbell, Sarah Fillier, Emma Maltais, Kristin O’Neill, Ella Shelton and Claire Thompson will make their world championship debuts as a part of the Canadian contingent, which incorporates three goaltenders, seven defence and 15 forwards.

“It has been a difficult 16 months for our athletes and workers, however now we have by no means overlooked our purpose of competing for a world championship on dwelling ice,” stated Gina Kingsbury, director of hockey operations.

“We now have had few alternatives to coach collectively as a gaggle, however our coaching camp has been excessive tempo and aggressive. We’re assured in our group. We’re a staff stuffed with talent, youth and veteran management that may give us one of the best likelihood to compete for a gold medal.”

The ten-team event will see Canada, Finland, Russia, Switzerland and the US in Group A, whereas Group B is comprised of the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary and Japan.


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