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2018 women's Olympic hockey roster has local flair

2018 women's Olympic hockey roster has local flair

Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), have announced the 23-player roster that has been nominated to represent Team Canada at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Feb. 9-25 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Clark is the youngest player to be named to the Canadian National Team.

Agosta, 30, has represented Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, winning gold medals at all three tournaments. "We haven't selected our team yet so you're still pushing for a job".

Head coach Laura Schuler named three goaltenders, six defencemen and 14 forwards to the team that will attempt to defend gold in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Veteran Brianne Jenner of Oakville, Ont., says with rookies like Lacquette on board, this team is faster than it was four years ago when they won gold in Sochi in an overtime thriller against Team USA. "As individuals and as a team we need to believe in ourselves, in our abilities", Agosta said.

"It's such a hard process", forward Marie-Philip Poulin said.

Defenders Halli Krzyzaniak of Neepawa, Man., Micah Zandee-Hart of Saanichton and forward Sarah Potomak of Aldergrove, were the last cuts from the team Friday.

"I think when you, as a group, come together united, and you see what that does, and the progress you can make when you are a group of strong women that stand together about something you're passionate about.we made some serious positive change", team captain Meghan Duggan said. This will be her second Games.

"It would mean absolutely everything to me to play in the Olympics again", Mikkelson told the Gazette after Tuesday's 2-1 win over the St. Albert Tire Warehouse Raiders at Go Auto Arena.

"I'm super excited", she said.

"Obviously I have a lot on my plate but I'm just happy that I'm still here".


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