UPEI Women's Hockey Head Coach Bruce Donaldson and fifth-year player Keirstin Visser were named to the Canadian women's hockey roster for the 2015 Winter Universiade in Granada, Spain. The 27th biennial Games will be held February 4–14.
Donaldson was named an assistant coach alongside Jim Hunter from the University of Windsor, with Jon Rempel from the University of Manitoba leading the team as head coach.
Visser was added to the 20-player roster which features female hockey standouts from across the four CIS conferences, including seven from the OUA, five from Canada West, and four each from the AUS and RSEQ.
“This year's team represents a great mix of skill, speed, character and hockey IQ,” said Rempel in a CIS release issued on October 24. “We are looking forward to representing the CIS and our country at this prestigious event.”
The schedule has yet to be announced, but Canada will be in Pool B with Russia and Kazakhstan. The team will depart Canada in late January to begin preparations for the Universiade. The opening ceremony is set for Wednesday, February 4, 2015.
Read the full CIS release here