Hockey Canada banking on stability for National Women's Team

Hockey Canada bets on stability for Women’s National Team


Hockey Canada has announced the coaching staff that will lead the women's team for the coming year. The federation will be banking on stability after a successful year that culminated in winning the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics.

Driver Troy Ryan, who has just accepted a four-year contract extension in his role, will lead the maple leaf athletes. Caroline Ouellette will be one of his assistants along with Kori Cheverie, Doug Derraugh and goaltending coach Brad Kirkwood.

Ouellette, who is also the head coach of the The women's hockey team at Concordia University is the only one in this group that did not travel to Beijing for the Olympics. She was, however, alongside Ryan for the Worlds that same year.

“We are thrilled to announce our National Women's Team roster for next season,” commented the Director of Hockey Operations. , Gina Kingsbury, in a press release. After a year marked by many successes, including the gold medal at the last three major events, we hope to continue on the basis of the work we have accomplished with a close-knit and experienced staff. With Troy at the helm of the team, we really can't wait to begin our adventure in this new four-year cycle.”

The next outing of the National Team Rivalry Series against the States United in Kelowna, British Columbia, on November 15.