(TORONTO, ON) – The University of Windsor’s Krystin Lawrence is one of twenty-one of the best U SPORTS women’s hockey players invited to attend Hockey Canada’s Summer Showcase in Calgary, from August 5 through 13. Lawrence, from Tecumseh, is a 2017 Second Team All Canadian and is entering only her 4th year of eligibility.
“It’s an experience of a lifetime,” said Lawrence.
It is the second consecutive year the U SPORTS All-Stars will take part in the Summer Showcase, playing two games against each of Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Development Team and Japan’s national women’s program.
“I look forward to collaborating and having our top athletes together to play Canada’s National Women’s Development Team and Team Japan,” said Stacey Colarossi, head coach of the U SPORTS All-Stars, who serves as bench boss of the Laurentian Voyageurs. “The experience and opportunity for both athletes and staff is invaluable to the development of the individuals and furthermore the knowledge returned to our respective programs.”
The camp is modeled after Hockey Canada’s national team high performance program and will also include off-ice and media training, nutritional classes, and a professional development opportunity for U SPORTS coaching staff from August 3 to 5.
The U SPORTS roster features six returning players from last year’s inaugural camp, all of whom helped Canada win a silver medal at the 2017 Winter Universiade in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Additionally, three players invited have declared for the 2017 Canadian Women’s Hockey League draft.