in conjunction with Team BC, announced the 20 players selected to play for Team BC at the 2019 Canada Winter Games
in Red Deer, Alberta from Feb. 24 to March 3, 2019.
“We are very proud of this group of talented young hockey players and look forward to watching them represent B.C. on the national stage,” said BC Hockey chief executive officer, Barry Petrachenko. “The coaching staff and evaluators have done an exceptional job in selecting the team and preparing Team BC to meet the challenges of a multi-sport event like the Canada Winter Games.”
The team was selected following a three day camp held in Penticton from Dec. 20 to 23, 2018.
Team BC kicks off the 2019 Canada Winter Games on Feb. 24, 2019 against Alberta. Team BC will also face Ontario and Nova Scotia in preliminary play prior to the quarterfinals that start on Feb.28, 2019. Semi-final action will be played on March 1, 2019 and the medal games take place on March 2, 2019.
Hockey will be played at the downtown and Kinex Arenas along with the Centrium in Red Deer.
Team BC had their highest finish ever, winning the silver medal in 1991. B.C. finished sixth at the last Canada Winter Games held in Prince George in 2015.
Players named to Team BC female hockey (position, name, hometown, club team):
G - Kayla Munro (North Vancouver/Fraser Valley Rush - FMAA)
G - Kiara Stecko (Kelowna/Shawnigan Lake School - CSSHL)
D - Lyndsy Acheson (Summerland/Pacific Steelers JWHL)
D - Nina Jobst-Smith (North Vancouver/ECDC Memmingen Indians)
D - Devyn Millwater (Brentwood Bay/Pacific Steelers - JWHL)
D - Sydney Neustaeter (Lake Country/Pursuit of Excellence - CSSHL)
D - Kate Reilly (Richmond/Shattuck St.-Mary’s)
D - Rachel Teslak (Cranbrook/Ontario Hockey Academy)
D - Stefanie Wallace (Vancouver/Oakville Hornets - PWHL)
F - Chanreet Bassi (Lake Country/Pursuit of Excellence - CSSHL)
F - Megan Bouveur (Victoria/Shawnigan Lake School - CSSHL)
F - Jenna Buglioni (Port Moody/Greater Vancouver Comets - CSSHL)
F - Kaitlin Chan (Richmond/Delta Academy - CSSHL)
F - Anne Cherkowski (Coldstream/Pursuit of Excellence - CSSHL)
F - Rebecca Clarke (North Vancouver/Greater Vancouver Comets - FMAAA)
F - Jenn Gardiner (North Vancouver/Greater Vancouver Comets - FMAAA)
F - Reece Hunt (Nelson/Okanagan Hockey Academy - CSSHL)
F - Katherine Klassen (Chilliwack/Pacific Steelers - JWHL)
F - Anna MacCara (Penticton/Okanagan Hockey Academy - CSSHL)
F - Sarah Paul (West Kelowna/Okanagan Hockey Academy - CSSHL)
Director of Operations - Brianna Davey
Head coach - Delaney Collins
Assistant coaches - Al Wozney and Katie Greenway
Apprentice coach - Jennifer Gilligan
Strength and conditioning coach - Matthew Davey
Athletic therapist - Michelle Beland
Equipment manager - Les Cleverly
Video coach - Stefan Greiner
About Team BC
Team BC brings together the best athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff to represent British Columbia at the Canada Summer and Winter Games. Team BC will send a delegation of 320 athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff to represent British Columbia at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, February 15 to March 3. Visit www.teambc.org for the latest news and updates.
About the Canada Games
The Canada Games are a national multi-sport competition with participation from every province and territory in Canada. The Games are held every two years, alternating between winter and summer. The 2019 Canada Winter Games will be held February 15 to March 3 in Red Deer, bringing together approximately 3600 athletes, coaches, and managers from every province and territory to compete in 19 sports. Visit www.canadagames.ca to learn more.
Judy Joseph Black
Team BC Communications Manager
BC Games Society