A Bruderheim goaltender is making her Olympic debut.
Emerance Maschmeyer is one of three goaltenders on Team Canada's Olympic roster for the 2022 games in Beijing.
The Canadian women's Olympic hockey team features two players from the Vancouver 2010 team, six gold medallists from Sochi 2014 and 13 players from the PyeongChang 2018 team when they captured the silver medal.
Also on the roster are 22 of Maschmeyer's teammates from Team Canada's gold-medal winning team from the 2021 IIHF Women's World Championship.
The athletes selected include three goaltenders, seven defencemen and thirteen forwards:
- Kristen Campbell (Brandon, Man.)
- Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que.)
- Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta.)
- Erin Ambrose (Keswick, Ont.)
- Ashton Bell (Deloraine, Man.)
- Renata Fast (Burlington, Ont.)
- Jocelyne Larocque (Ste. Anne, Man.)
- Ella Shelton (Ingersoll, Ont.)
- Claire Thompson (Toronto, Ont.)
- Micah Zandee-Hart (Saanichton, B.C.)
- Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask.)
- Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que.)
- Sarah Fillier (Georgetown, Ont.)
- Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont.)
- Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont.)
- Emma Maltais (Burlington, Ont.)
- Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont.)
- Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.)
- Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont.)
- Jill Saulnier (Halifax, N.S.)
- Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont.)
- Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont.)
- Blayre Turnbull (Stellarton, N.S.)
Women's hockey will take place from Feb. 2 to Feb. 16 at the National Indoor Stadium and Wukesong Sports Centre.
Canada will aim for its fifth women’s hockey gold medal and first since 2014 when they open preliminary-round action against Switzerland on Feb. 3.