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Newcomer Stacey Named to Canadian National U22 Team

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HANOVER, N.H. - Dartmouth hockey incoming freshman Laura Stacey has been chosen to play for Canada's National Women's Under-22/Development Team in a three-game series against the United States' Women's Under-22 Select Team, Hockey Canada announced Sunday. The series will take place from Thursday, Aug. 16 to Sunday Aug. 19 in Calgary.

Stacey is one of 22 players chosen following Canada's National Women's Under-22/Development Team selection camp held Aug. 3-11 at Hockey Canada's home rink, the WinSport Canada Athletic & Ice Complex. The team was assembled by several members of the Hockey Canada staff, including Kalli Quinn, director of female national teams; Melody Davidson, head scout of women's national team programs; and women's national team head coach Lisa Jordan.

Stacey, a forward from Kleinburg, Ont., comes to Dartmouth after playing two seasons for the Toronto Junior Aeros of the Provincial Women's Hockey League (PWHL). In her career with the Aeros, Stacey tallied 55 goals and 58 assists for 113 points through 81 regular season and playoff games. She currently ranks second among the PWHL's active scoring leaders.

Among Stacey's accomplishments is a gold medal with Canada's National Women's Under-18 Team at the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship in Zlin, Czech Republic this past January. She also helped the Canadian National Women's Under-18 Team claim gold in 2011, scoring the gold-medal clinching goal.

Canada's National Women's Under-22/Development Team will play games against the United States on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 9 p.m. ET; Friday, Aug. 17 at 9 p.m. ET; and Sunday, Aug. 19 at 12 p.m. ET, at the WinSport Canada Athletic & Ice Complex in Calgary.

Following the series, Hockey Canada scouts, along with Canada's National Women's Under-22/Development Team coaching staff, will continue to evaluate players with their club teams during the 2012-13 season, in preparation for selecting the Canadian contingent that will compete at the 2013 Meco Cup in Germany next January.