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Former Women's Hockey Standout Picked to Play in 4 Nations Cup

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By David Silverman(
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HANOVER, N.H. - Former women's hockey standout Gillian Apps has been selected to represent the Canadian National Women's Team in the 2012 4 Nations Cup, Hockey Canada has announced. Apps is one of 23 players who will compete for Canada in the Cup, which takes place Nov. 6-10 in Kerava and Tikkurila, Finland.

This marks the second such honor of Apps' career, as she was also named to the 2011 Canadian National Women's Team that played in Nykoping, Sweden last winter. There, she helped her team win silver, falling 4-3 to the United States in a shootout in the gold medal round.

A four-year member of the Dartmouth women's hockey team (2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2006-07), Apps' name continues to be engraved in the Big Green record books. The forward from Unionville, Ont., played 113 games in a Green and White sweater, amassing 90 goals and 68 assists for 158 points. In addition, she collected a school-record 281 career penalty minutes. Apps is one of just 34 Dartmouth players to reach 100 points in a career, ranking seventh on the all-time list. She also holds the school record for game-winning goals in a season (8) and ranks fourth all-time in post-season goals (10).

A two-time ECAC Hockey Player of the Year, Apps helped the Big Green women to an impressive 105-29-4 record in her four years. Named captain as a senior, she led the squad to four NCAA Tournament appearances, including three straight trips to the Frozen Four from 2003-05.

Since graduating from Dartmouth, Apps boasts a number of additional accomplishments. Most recently, she represented the Canadian National Women's Team that won gold at the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship in Burlington, Vt. She also competed for Team Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C., taking home gold.

The 2012 4 Nations Cup will bring together four top women's hockey countries in the world - Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United States - for the 17th annual international tournament. Canada's National Women's Team has won the gold medal at the event a total of 12 times, and has claimed silver on four occasions.