Trio of Pandas Hockey athletes named to U SPORTS All-Star squad

    Reigning national Player of the Year Alex Poznikoff highlights the U SPORTS Women’s Hockey All-Stars roster

    By U SPORTS Communications on July 17, 2019

    TORONTO (U SPORTS) – Reigning national Player of the Year Alex Poznikoff of the Alberta Pandas highlights the U SPORTS Women’s Hockey All-Stars roster announced Wednesday, set to compete at Hockey Canada’s Summer Showcase in Calgary, Aug, 2-11. 

    Poznikoff, who tallied 15 goals and 37 points in 27 games last season, has suited up in each of the three editions of the Summer Showcase since U SPORTS began participating in 2016. The Edmonton native also won a silver medal at the 2017 FISU Winter Universiade in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 

    Poznikoff will be joined by fellow Pandas Autumn MacDougall and Kennedy Ganser, with all three coming off Canada West All-Star appearances in 2018/19. MacDougall was also named a U SPORTS All-Canadian for the second-straight season. 

    Besides Poznikoff, the roster features eight other returning players with Summer Showcase and Winter Universiade experience, along with former U SPORTS major award winners, All-Canadians and All-Rookies. 

    New this year, the Summer Showcase will see U SPORTS play six games, with the event expanding to include teams from France, Japan and Russia alongside a pair of Team Canada squads as part of the BFL National Women’s Development Team Selection Camp. Last year in Calgary, U SPORTS won three of four games, including back-to-back victories over both of Canada’s teams, who are vying for roster spots for a three-game series against the United States.

    The Summer Showcase will be held at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park, with games scheduled as follows:

    Date Opponent Time (ET/PT)
    Sunday, Aug. 4 Russia 9:00 p.m. / 6:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, Aug. 6 Japan 2:30 p.m. / 11:30 am.
    Wednesday, Aug. 7 France 1:00 p.m. / 10:00 a.m.
    Thursday, Aug. 8 Canada 1 2:30 p.m. / 11:30 am.
    Friday, Aug. 9 Canada 2 2:45 p.m. / 11:45 a.m.
    Saturday, Aug. 10 Japan 11:30 a.m. ET/ 8:30 a.m.

    Since debuting at the Summer Showcase in 2016, the U SPORTS All-Stars sport a 5-5-2 record in 12 games. 
     

    U SPORTS ALL-STARS ROSTER

    First Name Last Name School Hometown Height Eligibility Program
    Goaltenders / Gardiennes des buts
    Tricia Deguire McGill Sherbrooke, Que. 5-8 4 Kinesiology
    Aube Racine Montreal Montreal, Que. 5-5 2 Pre-school & Primary Ed.
    Defence / Défense
    Leah Bohlkenu Saskatchewan Moose Jaw, Sask. 5-6 5 Arts & Science
    Lindsey Donovan StFX Miramichi, N.B. 5-9 4 Arts
    Annabel Faubertu Montreal Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka, Que. 5-5 1 Physical Education
    Hannah Koroll UBC Saskatoon, Sak. 5-9 2 Business
    Rylind MacKinnon UBC Cranbrook, B.C. 5-10 2 Kinesiology
    Kelly-Ann Nadeau Montreal Mont-Laurier, Que. 5-5 2 Kinesiology
    Alexandra Woods St. Thomas Courtice, Ont. 5-5 4 Arts
    Forwards / Attaquants
    Audrey Belzile Concordia St. Hyacinthe, Que. 5-4 4 International Business
    Bailee Bourassa Saskatchewan Weyburn, Sask. 5-8 4 Nursing
    April Clark* Western St. Mary’s Ont. 5-3 5 Nursing
    Erika Crouse Ryerson Kirkland Lake, Ont. 5-3 2 Criminology
    Shae Demale Saint Mary’s Red Deer, Alta. 5-9 2 Science
    Catherine Dubois Montreal Charlesbourg, Que. 5-9 5 Industrial Relations
    Kennedy Ganser Alberta Provost, Alta. 5-3 4 Education
    Brooklyn Gemmill Ryerson Cambridge, Ont. 5-4 3 Criminology
    Miranda Hatt Saint Mary’s Regina, Sask. 5-6 2 Criminology
    Erin Locke York Toronto, Ont. 5-5 5 Kinesiology & Health Science
    Autumn MacDougall Alberta Cole Harbour, N.S. 5-1 5 Kinesiology, Sport and Rec.
    Alex Poznikoff Alberta Edmonton, Alta. 5-3 5 Kinesiology, Sport and Rec.