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The players have started to train full-time in August, in preparation for the winter Games.
Calgary — Four in Quebec are part of the team canada women’s hockey, which will attempt in February to win the olympic gold for a fifth time on.
Friday, Hockey Canada has trimmed three players, completing the training in anticipation of the olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Among the 23 players, we find Marie-Philip Poulin of Beauceville, Ann-Renée Desbiens, La Malbaie, Lauriane Rougeau, Beaconsfield, and Mélodie Daoust of Valleyfield.
Coach-in-chief Laura Schuler has opted for three keepers, whose Desbiens, six defenders, including Rougeau, and fourteen attacking, including Poulin and Daoust.
“We have estimated that these 23 girls are the ones that we need,” said Schuler.
The defenders Halli Krzyzaniak and Micah Zandee-Hart, and the attacking Sarah Potomak, were the last players taken.
“It is a process that is so difficult, said Poulin. It is like a family. It is always hard to see girls from. “
A total of fourteen players representing the maple leaf at the olympic Games of Sochi in 2014, where the gold has been ripped off with a win of 3-2 against the americans, in overtime.
Poulin, Meghan Agosta, Meaghan Mikkelson, Shannon Szabados, Haley Irwin and Rebecca Johnston have also triumphed in Vancouver, in 2010.
Agosta, who has 30 years old, is the only one to have tasted the ultimate victory at the olympic games in Turin in 2006.
Desbiens was awarded in march the trophy Patty Kazmaier, given to the player by excellence of the hockey of the NCAA. It shined with the Badgers of the University of Wisconsin.
Twenty-eight women were invited in may to try to carve out a place within the olympic team. The players have started to train full-time in August, in preparation for the winter Games.