CALGARY, Alberta – Junior defenseman Kaitlin Tse of the Harvard women's hockey team has been named a member of Canada's National Women's Development Team that will compete in the 2018 Nations Cup, as announced by Hockey Canada earlier this week. The tournament will run Jan. 3-6 in Füssen, Germany and includes national teams from Finland, Germany, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland in addition to Canada.
The 21-member Team Canada roster includes 18 NCAA Division I players, with eight hailing from the ECAC.
"These players are part of the up-and-coming Canadian talent that we are tracking as we look towards next year's IIHF Women's World Championship and beyond to the 2022 Games." said Gina Kingsbury, director of national women's team programs. "To be able to provide opportunities for them to play high-level, international events like the Nations Cup is invaluable for them as players, and for us as a management group as we continue to build our pipeline to Canada's National Women's Team."
Tse previously played for Team Canada in the 2015 IIHF U18 World Championships where her team earned silver. The Toronto, Ontario native was also a member of Team Canada for the 2015 U18 Summer Series and the 2016 Summer Series against Team USA. At the 2016 Summer Series in Calgary, Tse comepted against fellow Crimson skaters Sydney Daniels and Becca Gilmore.
Tse has touched the ice in all 12 games this season, totaling one goal and seven assists for eight points, five of which have come on the power-play unit.
Team Canada is set to open the 2018 Nations Cup against Finland on Jan. 3 at 9 a.m. ET. Canada has won gold at the Nations Cup 11 times, most recently in 2016.