Claire Thompson, Sarah Fillier, Maggie Connors, Dominique Cormier and Sarah Paul are on Canada’s selection roster while Courtney Kessel and Cara Morey are coaches for the August event.
Reigning Olympic gold medalists and IIHF World Champions Sarah Fillier and Claire Thompson are among the five Princetonians on the roster for Hockey Canada’s selection camp set to run Aug. 3-14 in Calgary.
Fillier, a rising junior forward, and defender Thompson ’20, join rising senior forward Maggie Connors and rising sophomores Dominique Cormiera defender, duck Sarah Paula forward, as the Tigers on the player roster, while the previously announced coaching staffs include Princeton assistant coach Courtney Kessel leading the U-18s and Princeton head coach Cara Morey serving as a camp coach.
The event will serve to guide selections as Canada looks to defend its IIHF World Championship Aug. 24-Sept. 4 in Denmark. Canada will have a game against Finland to wrap up the camp on Aug. 14 before expected games against the US and Denmark in the run-up to the camp. Fillier and Thompson were part of Canada’s team when it won the most recent IIHF World Championship last summer in Calgary, and the two went on to be stars of the Olympic tournament as Canada returned to the top of the podium in Fillier’s and Thompson’s Olympic debuts. Fillier was second among all players at the tournament with eight goals and sixth with 11 points. Thompson led all defenders and was fifth overall with 13 points, coming on two goals and 11 assists, and led the tournament with a +23 plus-minus.
Fillier, a two-time All-America and two-time top-10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, the top award in women’s college hockey, is already more than halfway to Princeton’s records for career points, with 114 and the record at 218 , and assists, with 70 and the record at 122. Thompson graduated fifth in points among defenders in program history, with 87, capping a career that included three All-Ivy League honors and two All-ECAC recognitions.
Heading into her final season with the program, Connors stands 14th on Princeton’s career goals list, with 61, and will aim to go 4-for-4 in All-Ivy League honors while looking for a third All-ECAC recognition.
Cormier played in 29 games as a rookie last winter, scoring three goals and adding nine assists. Paul missed much of the season due to injury but had two goals and three assists in seven early-season games.