Hockey Canada’s women’s hockey team has been named for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. Canada will attempt to win a fifth medal in this sport.

This 23-strong roster includes six players who won gold at Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, and eight of the members of the team that claimed silver in Pyeongchang four year later.

Two of the medal-winning Canadian women’s hockey team, Marie-Philip Poulin, and Rebecca Johnston were also selected to the Games in Beijing, which will open on February 4.

Troy Ryan, head coach, stated that it is difficult to narrow down the roster to the final players to wear the Maple Leaf at Winter Olympic Games.

“We started off with 29 athletes. That shows the depth of talent pool that has been a part our entire journey. We are thrilled for the 23 players selected to represent Canada.

“We’ve faced many challenges over the four-year Olympic cycle. Our staff and leadership group did an amazing job in preparing our athletes to Beijing. 

“I am proud of the team I have assembled and look forward the chance to compete for a medal.”

From February 2, two days before the Opening Ceremony, the Beijing 2022 women’s ice hockey championship will be held at Wukesong Sports Centre and National Indoor Stadium.