The Women’s National Team kicks off 2019 with a three week training tour in China. Both the senior and junior national team athletes will travel to China on January 1oth and return at the end of the month. Scheduled test matches are listed below. Final game times still to be confirmed.
|Canada vs China||2-3 LOSS||January 19, 2019||1500|
|Canada vs China||3-5 LOSS||January 20, 2019||1730|
|Canada vs China||January 22, 2019||1730|
|Canada vs China||January 23, 2019||1730|
|Canada vs China||January 24, 2019||1730|
|Canada vs China||January 25, 2019||1730|
Canadian Goal Scorers: Kate Wright, Steph Norlander
Cap Milestones: Elise Wong played her first senior international match. Anna Mollenhauer was listed on the roster but missed her opportunity at her first cap as she has been sidelined with an injury. Amanda Woodcroft played her 100th senior international cap.
Game Quote: Amanda Woodcroft – “Though we did not get the result we were looking for in the first game, I am confident that we will bounce back stronger and keep pushing hard during the rest of this six game series. We will take key learnings from this first game and implement the necessary changes to get a result in game two.”
Canadian Goal Scorers: Steph Norlander (2), Sara McManus
Cap Milestones: Steph Norlander and Shanlee Johnston both reach the 100 cap milestone in the same game.
Game Quote: Shanlee Johnston – “China is a great team to play, they are skilled, fit, disciplined, and peaking for their pro league competition. A very tough team, but a team we need to learn how to beat.”