WOMEN'S HOCKEY: BSU's Bilic makes Canadian National Development Team
CALGARY - Bemidji State senior defender Ivana Bilic has been selected to Hockey Canada's National Women's Development Team. Following a 10-day selection camp, Bilic was named as one of 22 members of her home country that will face the United Stat...
CALGARY – Bemidji State senior defender Ivana Bilic has been selected to Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Development Team.
Following a 10-day selection camp, Bilic was named as one of 22 members of her home country that will face the United States Women’s Under-22 Select Team in a three-game series, Aug. 19-22 in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Bilic, a Coquitlam, B.C., native, played in all 39 games for BSU last season, led the nation with 147 blocked shots and was BSU’s leading scoring defender with 23 points (5 goals, 18 assists).
Canada and Team USA will kick off their three-game series on Wednesday at the Olympic Center’s 1980 Rink. They will also play on Friday at 1:40 p.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m.
Hockey Canada general manager Melody Davidson said in a press release that Hockey Canada would continue to scout and evaluate players this season, in preparation for selecting the Canadian team that will compete at the 2016 Nations Cup in Germany in January, as well as possible invites to camps and events with Canada’s National Women’s Team.
“We are coming off a strong, 10-day camp where we had the opportunity to evaluate these players on and off the ice,” Davidson said. “As our programs continue to grow, our selection decisions are made more difficult. These series in Lake Placid will be another step for these players to demonstrate they belong with our teams this season.”
The series will be streamed live on hockeycanada.ca.