Kirsten Chamberlin named to Hockey Canada development roster

    Pandas head coach Howie Draper was also named the bench boss for the Under-18 National Team

    By Connor Hood w/files from Hockey Canada on July 30, 2019

    Third-year Pandas goalie Kirsten Chamberlin is one of two Canada West athletes named to the Hockey Canada development camp team, which will train at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Aug. 2-11.

    Part of the Team Canada Summer Showcase, 45 players will attend the National Women’s Development Team Selection Camp. The athletes will compete for a chance to wear the Maple Leaf in a three-game series against the United States in Lake Placid, N.Y., from Aug. 14-17.

    Chamberlin is coming off her best season with the Pandas, after she led Canada West with a 0.57 goals against average, a 0.963 save percentage, and six shutouts. She also finished the regular season with a perfect 11-0 record, before backstopping the Pandas to their record 13th Canada West Championship. 

    Over the past two seasons, Chamberlin sports a 21-2-1 Canada West record, as well as a 7-0-2 career playoff record. 

    In total, seven U SPORTS athletes will compete for a roster spot in the HC development camp. Four of the seven goalies, including Calgary Dino Kelsey Roberts, are products of Canadian Universities. 

    In addition, Pandas head coach Howie Draper was also named the head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team. Draper led the Under-18 Canadian team to a gold medal last January.

    At the BFL National Women’s Development Team Selection Camp, set for Aug. 2-11, the 45 invitees – seven goaltenders, 13 defencemen and 25 forwards – will be split into two teams to participate in practices, intrasquad games, off-ice training, fitness testing and classroom sessions. The camp will also include a team of U SPORTS all-stars, as well as national teams from France and Japan.