The Canadian National Women’s Hockey Team have started the long road of training for the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi, Russia.
A roster of 27 players just finished an intense month long boot camp in Penticton, British Columbia. The roster of 27 is made up of 3 goaltenders, 9 defencemen and 15 forwards. Veteran players Hayley Wickenheiser, Gillian Apps and Jayna Hefford were all in attendance. Team Canada is looking for another repeat gold medal in Sochi and head coach Dan Church is pleased with he the team he has put together so far.
In November, the team will take part in the famous 4 nations cup in Lake Placid, New York. Along with Canada and The US, Sweden and Finland make up the four teams. Team Canada has come out on top 12 times in 17 tournaments and is favoured to win it once again.
Women’s hockey has come a long way in the past ten years. Finland, Sweden and Russia have stepped their game up and now ice competitive teams. We can never count out Team USA though as they are still incredibly strong.
The 2014 Olympics in Sochi are right around the corner. Except Team Canada to announce the final roster sometime in late December.