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Five Talented Players Hailing From Manitoba Make PWHL Rosters

Five Talented Players Hailing From Manitoba Make PWHL Rosters.
Five Talented Players Hailing From Manitoba.

Winnipeg, December 23, 2023 - Five talented players hailing from Manitoba have made the final rosters in the inaugural Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL). These remarkable athletes have already left an indelible mark on the sport and are poised to continue their remarkable journeys in the PWHL.

Leading the pack, Ste. Anne’s very own Jocelyne Larocque was selected as the second overall pick by Toronto. Larocque clinched two Olympic Gold Medals while representing Canada’s National Women’s Team since 2008. She has been a force in international competitions, contributing to two gold, five silver, and one bronze medal in IIHF Women’s World Championships.

Deloraine's Ashton Bell was chosen as the eighth overall pick by Ottawa. Bell earned her Olympic debut at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, where she played a pivotal role in Team Canada's gold medal victory. She first graced the IIHF Women’s World Championship stage in 2021, securing yet another gold. Bell had 118 career points in 164 games during her five seasons with the NCAA’s University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs.

Brandon's Kristen Campbell, a Toronto pick, is a rising star in the goaltending arena. She earned her spot on Team Canada for the Beijing 2022 Olympics and contributed to the gold medal victory. Campbell previously excelled during her three seasons with the NCAA’s University of Wisconsin Badgers, clinching the 2019 NCAA Championship and two WCHA titles (2018, 2020).

Winnipeg's Kati Tabin, chosen as the thirtieth overall pick by Montreal, is renowned for her scoring ability. She played a vital role in securing the Premier Hockey Federation’s Isobel Cup with the Toronto Six. Kati had four goals and 14 assists in 24 games during the 2022 – 2023 season, along with one goal and three assists in the playoffs.

Finally, Elm Creek's Corinne Schroeder, who signed with New York, is celebrated as the Premier Hockey Federation’s goaltender of the year for the 2022-2023 season. She had 19 wins, seven shutouts, and an astounding .955 save percentage while playing for the Boston Pride. Schroeder has already demonstrated her talent on the international stage, winning a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Under-18 Championship.

These five Manitoba-born players have undoubtedly earned their spots in the PWHL Draft, and their future contributions to women's hockey are highly anticipated. As they embark on this new chapter in their careers, fans across Canada and beyond will be watching their remarkable journeys unfold with great excitement.


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