December 21, 2009
Canadian Women's Team Named
Canada has named their women's 2010 Olympic hockey team.
Competing for Olympic gold for their fourth time are team captain Hayley Wickenheiser, Jennifer Botterill, Becky Kellar and Jayna Hefford.
But the team also features lots of new blood, as no fewer than seven first time Olympians were named to the squad.
Veteran Gillian Ferrari was Canada's final cut. She was a defensive defenseman, but Canada clearly is looking for more mobility and offense from the back line, as suggested by the inclusion of newcomers Tessa Bonhomme and Meaghan Mikkelson.
Jennifer Wakefield, who has been out with a broken wrist, will serve as the team's alternate in case of injury.
For more information on each of the Canadian female players, please visit CTVOlympics.ca.