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2022 Women's Series Recap: Wednesday, August 20

Canada’s under-18 team finished with a sweep of the United States, while the development team dropped its series finale.

August 20, 2022

CALGARY, Alta. – Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team completed a series sweep with a 7-2 win over the United States, while Canada’s National Women’s Development Team fell 2-1 to the U.S. in the final game of its series.

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team

  • Keira Hurry (London, Ont./London, OWHA U22 Elite) lead the way with two goals, including the first of her international career.
  • Abby Stonehouse (London, Ont./London, OWHA U22 Elite) also netted her first Team Canada goal.
  • Jocelyn Amos (Ailsa Craig, Ont./London, OWHA U22 Elite) registered a goal and an assist.
  • Mackenzie Alexander (Toronto, Ont./Etobicoke, OWHA U22 Elite), Alexia Aubin (Lévis, Que./Stanstead College, JWHL) and Caitlin Kraemer (Kitchener, Ont./Kitchener, OWHA U22 Elite) rounded out the scoring.
  • Piper Grober (Toronto, Ont./Durham West, OWHA U22 Elite), Ava Murphy (Kitchener, Ont./ Oakville, OWHA U22 Elite) and Abby Lunney each recorded three assists.
  • Emma Venusio (Toronto, Ont./Etobicoke, OWHA U22 Elite) chipped in with a helper.
  • Hannah Clark (Ajax, Ont./Etobicoke, OWHA U22 Elite) made 27 saves.

Full game stats are available at

Canada’s National Development Team

  • Sophie Shirley (Saskatoon, Sask./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) scored the lone goal.
  • Ashley Messier (Wilcox, Sask./Syracuse University, CHA) and Stephanie Markowski (Edmonton, Alta./Cornell University, ECAC) recorded an assist each.
  • Raygan Kirk (Ste. Anne, Man./Ohio State University, WCHA) made 18 saves before giving way to Kayle Osborne (Rideau Lakes, Ont./Colgate University, ECAC), who made 12 stops.

Full game stats are available at


“We wanted to do what we’ve done the last two games - come out with speed, apply pressure and play as a team. That is exactly what we did. It was so nice to see a lot of different players get goals today. We won the series and we will celebrate today, but tomorrow we go back to work. If we bring the same game we had today [to women’s U18 worlds in December] we are going to be successful because we care about each other and want each other to be successful.”

-         Under-18 head coach Courtney Kessel (Mississauga, Ont./Princeton University, ECAC) on completing the series sweep


“It is a great feeling to win, [the sweep] shows how tight knit of a group we are. We have been really close and brought energy to every game. Everyone was buzzing, we got a lot of offence going all game. We did not spend a lot of time in our [defensive] zone, which created opportunities for us. The scoreboard shows that we were able to capitalize on those [opportunities].”

-         Grober on finding offence in the last game of the series


After I scored, I was jumping up and down, celebrating with my teammates from London. I have no words, really. I was pumped. We are a tight group; we all pump each other up. The past three weeks have been the best experience of my life, it was a dream come true when I heard that I made the team. We have a great group here; I couldn’t ask for anything more.

-         Stonehouse on scoring her first international goal


“The vibe from our group was outstanding today. Anytime you can play against the [United States] it’s going to be a close, hard-fought battle. We lost the game, but I could not be more proud of the effort we put forth. [Our players] were doing everything that we wanted them to do. They were trying things, working on the concepts we talked about. Their effort was there. Unfortunately, we did not get that game-tying goal but it did not come without the effort.”

-         Development head coach Kori Cheverie (New Glasgow, N.S.) on her team’s effort in the final game of the series


“Coming to camp has been a really good experience. I had a great experience in the dressing room and getting to know my teammates. Our group stayed together. We got better in that third game as it went on. I know our coaches were really happy with our effort and fight. Every girl on our team left it all out there. We wanted it, but it just was not our day today. I know in the future we are going to give [the United States] another really tough battle.”

-          Sara Swiderski (Langley, B.C./Clarkson University, ECAC) on coming up short in the third game


It was such a hard-fought series; we left it all out there each game. I’m super proud of this group. We never gave up, especially today. It shows what it means to wear the Maple Leaf. There was lots of energy today, which was awesome to see. The character in the locker room showed, you could see the resiliency, the work ethic, the camaraderie. We really rallied together, which is what makes it fun to play hockey.

-         Megan Carter (Milton, Ont./University of British Columbia, CW) on the feeling in the locker room

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Women’s Development and Under-18 Teams, please visit, or follow along through social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

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