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Pair of BC Players Named to National Women’s U18 Team
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Hockey Canada has announced the 23-player roster for the National Women’s Under-18 Team that will compete at the 2018 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, January 6 – 13, 2018 in Dmitrov, Russia.  Two (2) BC Hockey players were named to Team Canada:





2017-2018 Team

Courtney Vorster



Mar. 13, 2000

Shattuck-St. Mary’s School

Kendra Woodland



Feb. 18, 2000

Thompson Zone

Vorster and Woodland played for Team Canada at a three-game series against the United States in August and both helped Team BC to a bronze medal at the 2017 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Quebec on November 1, 2017.

This will be Vorster’s second IIHF Women’s World U18 Championship as she is one (1) of only four (4) players that return to the Canadian roster. The team won a silver medal at the 2017 event in the Czech Republic.

National Women’s U18 Team Roster

 “We’ve had an opportunity to evaluate a very large pool of talent in this age group through our summer camps, with their club teams this season, and at the U18 national championship in Quebec City, and these 23 players have exhibited the on and off-ice qualities we are looking for to represent Canada,” said  head coach Delaney Collins, a national team alumna who was an assistant coach with Canada’s 2015 and 2017 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship teams and is currently the head coach of the Female Midget AAA League’s (FMAAA) Fraser Valley Rush. “We have four (4) players who bring not only their hockey talent, but also their experience from last year’s world championship to this team, and we are really excited about the energy we’ve seen from all 23 players.”

Canada’s schedule for the 2018 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship is:

Saturday, January 6, 2018

4:30am PT

vs. Russia

Sunday, January 7, 2018

8:30am PT

vs. Sweden

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

4:30am PT

vs. United States

Saturday, January 13, 2018

4:30am PT

Bronze Medal Game

Saturday, January 13, 2018

8:30am PT

Gold Medal Game


The Canadian team will be looking to secure its first gold medal at the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship since 2014, having won gold four (4) times (2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014), and silver six (6) times since the event’s inception in 2008.

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