CALGARY, Alberta – Hockey Canada has announced that Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) and Nicole Goguen (Truro, Nova Scotia), two players on the 2004-05 University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, are on the roster of 22 players named to Canada's National Women's Under-22 Team.
Garland and Goguen are two of the eight defensemen on the Under-22 Team that will play the U.S. National Under-22 Team in a three-game series at Lake Placid, N.Y. (Aug. 25-26) and Burlington, Vt. (Aug. 28). Garland is one of 14 returnees while Goguen is one of the eight rookies on the squad.
Garland skated in 35 of 36 games last year for UNH and developed into an invaluable player on both power-play units. She recorded 12 points (five goals, seven assists) with two game-winning goals and finished with 3-7-10 in 19 Hockey East conference games.
Goguen is joining the UNH hockey program from the North American Hockey Academy, where she recorded six goals and 11 assists for 17 points, as well as a +28 plus/minus rating, in 38 games last season.
The roster announcement came after a seven-day development camp that was attended by 44 top under-22 aged players in Canada which and held in Waterloo, Ontario.
Head coach Peter Smith and assistant coaches Lisa MacDonald and Barry Medori selected the team with the assistance of Wally Kozak, Hockey Canada’s Women’s Program Head Scout.
Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Program was launched by Hockey Canada during the 1998-1999 season. The program provides female hockey players under the age of 22 with an opportunity to be evaluated against the best Under 22 players in Canada. The program also provides the players with an opportunity to gain international experience which includes playing on a bigger ice surface, high performance coaching, international travel and different playing styles and systems. The Under-22 program identifies and evaluates players that potentially will move on to Canada’s National Women’s team and/or Women’s Olympic team in the future.