Kessler Participates in Canada's Under-22 Camp

CALGARY, Alta. -- Harvard junior goaltender Christina Kessler recently participated in Hockey Canada's Under-22 strength and conditioning/skating camp, held April 30-May 3 at Norma Bush Arena.  Kessler was one of eight goaltenders and 47 players overall to attend the camp.  

The 47 players were put through fitness testing and skating drills over the course of the four-day camp. Hockey Canada also used the camp as an opportunity to get to know the players and give them off-ice training techniques, as well as proper nutritional guidance. Using the 2008-09 on-ice evaluation and performance at this camp, Hockey Canada officials will make their selections for an August under-22 camp, which will lead to selections for the National Women's Under-22 Team for the 2009-10 season.

Kessler was named to the All-ECAC Hockey second team after posting a conference best 1.55 goals-against average in league games. Kessler, who hails from Oakville, Ont., was 14-2-1 with three shutouts in league play and owned a 17-8-2 overall record.  She earned a nod on the All-Ivy League first team after posting a perfect 8-0-0 mark against Ancient Eight opponents.

Following the strength and conditioning camp, Team Canada will have its selection camp on Aug. 7-16 in Calgary in preparation for the MLP Cup in Germany on Jan. 3-10.