CALGARY, Alberta. -- Ten Ivy League women's ice hockey players were included in Hockey Canada's list of 40 invitees to Canada's National Women's Under-22/Development Team camp, taking place August 7-16 at the Canadian International Hockey Academy in Rockland, Ontario.
Seven Cornell players were named to the roster, led by 2011 Ivy League Player of the Year Laura Fortino and 2011 Ivy League Rookie of the Year Brianne Jenner. Fortino is joined on the blue line by Big Red teammates Hayleigh Cudmore and Lauruane Rougeau. Joining Jenner in the pool of invited forwards from Cornell are Jessica Campbell and Catherine White. Cornell goalie Amanda Mazzotta rounds out the Big Red contingent, though Chelsea Karpenko was also invited to teh camp but is unable to attend.
Dartmouth defenseman Sasha Nanji and Big Green forward Reagan Fischer were also invited to the camp, along with incoming Yale goalie Jaimie Leonoff.
Broken down by position, the camp inlcudes four goalies, 12 defensemen and 24 forwards. Invitations were based on fitness testing conducted in the spring and evaluations by Hockey Canada scouts during the 2010-11 season, including past performances within Canada's National Women's Program, with their club teams and at provincial and national championships for leagues such as Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Following the camp, Hockey Canada scouts, along with the team's coaching staff, will continue to evaluate players in preparation for selecting the Canadian team that will compete at the 2012 MLP Cup next January in Füssen, Germany. Canada has won this international tournament eight times in nine years, losing just two games.