PWHPA announces 2022-23 season rosters

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The Professional Women’s Hockey Player Association (PWHPA) announced on Wednesday the rosters of its four region-agnostic teams for the upcoming 2022-23 season.

The PWHPA season will see stars such as Marie Philip-Poulin, Sarah Nurse, Hilary Knight and Kendall Coyne Schofield compete in various events across North America in the Secret Dream Gap Tour. Kicking off with a showcase in Montreal from Oct. 15-16, the tour then moves to Truro, N.S. from Nov. 4-6.

In the past, the teams were built around where players lived and trained, but that is no longer the case. Instead, a new player ranking format was created to evaluate and distribute the 100 players, from a pool of more than 150 registrants representing six different countries, evenly across the four teams. An external panel of women’s hockey experts — featuring people with NCAA, USports and international expertise — made the evaluations.

“The talent pool of the PWHPA is deeper than ever before and I’m excited to compete with and against the best of the best this season,” said Coyne Schofield, the PWHPA’s president and a forward for Team Adidas.

Further events and dates are set to be announced in the coming weeks.

Across the four teams there are 43 Olympians, more than 75 players with experience at the national level, and several recent top college graduates.

Here are the official 2022-23 PWHPA rosters:

Team Adidas

Forwards: Kendall Coyne Schofield; Samantha Donovan; Laura Dostaler; Kelly Gribbons; Jess Jones; Amanda Kessel; Sarah Nurse; Kristin O’Neill; Sarah Potomak; Jill Saulnier; Laura Stacey; Kayla Vespa; Kaitlin Willoughby

Defense: Emily Curlett; Jessica Digrolamo; Jincy Dunne; Megan Eady; Renata Fast; Haili Krzyzaniak; Jocelyne Larocque; Meaghan Mikkelson

Goaltenders: Aerin Frankel; Maddie Rooney; Sydney Scobee; Shea Tiley 

Staff: Matt Leitner (GM/Head Coach)

Team Scotiabank

Forwards: Victoria Bach; Alex Carpenter; Mélodie Daoust; Madison Field; Grace Graham; Rebecca Johnston; Nicole Kosta; Hayley Lunny; Kelly Pannek; Tatum Skaggs; Natalie Spooner; Blayre Turnbull

Defense: Jaime Bourbonnais; Mélanie Desrochers; Katelyn Gosling; Megan Keller; Brigette Lacquette; Makayla Langei; Cat Quirion; Ella Shelton

Goaltenders: Kristen Campbell; Amanda Makela; Emerance Maschmeyer

Staff: Becky McGee (GM), Dean Seymour (Head Coach)

Team Sonnet

Forwards: Hannah Brandt; Hanna Bunton; Samantha Cogan; Demi Crossman; Iya Gavrilova; Brianne Jenner; Hilary Knight; Rebecca Leslie; Carolyne Prévost; Abby Roque; Malia Schneider; Natasza Tarnowski

Defense: Erin Ambrose; Leah Bohlken; Lilian Braga; Emily Brown; Emma Buckles; Ella Matteucci; Nikki Nightengale; Claire Thompson; Micah Zandee-Hart

Goaltenders: Lindsay Browning; Nicole Hensley; Erica Howe

Staff: Rebecca Michael (GM), Laura McIntosh (Head Coach)

Team Harvey’s

Forwards: Emily Clark; Rosalie Demers; Jessie Eldridge; Karell Emard; Alexa Grushchow; Rhianna Kurio; Bailey Larson; Marie-Philip Poulin; Alexandra Poznikoff; Jamie Lee Rattray; Hayley Scamurra; Sophia Shaver

Defense: Mellissa Channell; Laura Fortino; Jacquie Greco; Savannah Harmon; Kristen Richards; Lauriane Rougeau; Lee Stecklein

Goaltenders: Marlène Boissonnault; Ann-Renée Desbiens; Geneviève Lacasse 

Staff: Danièle Sauvageau (GM/Head Coach)

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