While Team Alberta didn’t get the result it was hoping for at the National Women’s U18 Championship over the weekend, a number of Team Alberta alumni landed medals internationally.
2015 World U17 Hockey Challenge
Less than a year after winning a silver medal with Team Alberta at the 2015 Canada Winter Games, Ian Scott (G), Jarrod Gourley (D), Ian Mitchell (D), Jaret Anderson-Dolan (F) and James Hamblin (F) helped lead Team Canada White to a gold medal at the World U17 Hockey Challenge in Dawson Creek, BC on Saturday.
Team Canada White beat Russia 6-2 in the gold medal game, with Anderson-Dolan notching a goal and an assist, while Mitchell added a pair of helpers. Scott made 21 saves for the win, finishing the tournament with a 3-1 record.
The gold medal was the first for Team Canada at the World U17 Hockey Challenge since 2011.
Another Team Alberta alumnus Josh Paterson was on the Canada Black team that lost 4-2 to the Czech Republic Friday night in the 7th/8th place game.
2015 Four Nations Cup
Former Team Alberta goaltender EmeranceMaschmeyer came oh-so-close to a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the Four Nations Cup, as Canada was edged 3-2 in overtime by Team USA Sunday afternoon in Sweden.
Maschmeyer did her best to keep Canada in the game, stopping 30 of 33 shots fired her way, and finished the tournament with a 1-2 record.
Maschmeyer won gold with Team Alberta at the 2011 Canada Winter Games, and has two other medals to her name in international competition, a gold at the 2012 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championships, and a silver at the 2015 IIHF World Women’s Championships.
2015 National Women’s U18 Championship
After finishing round-robin play at the U18 Nationals in Hunstville, ON with a 1-2 record, Team Alberta lost 4-0 to Team Saskatchewan Saturday, finishing the tournament in eighth place.
Kirsten Chamberlin played the first two periods in net, while Zoe De Beauville came on in relief in the third period. For Saskatchewan, Emma Johnson made 23 saves for the shutout win. Forward Sarah Lecavalier was named Team Alberta’s Player of the Game in the loss.
Ontario Red finished as the tournament champion following a 2-1 overtime win over Team Manitoba, while Ontario Blue edged Team BC to win bronze.