Nine members of the Calgary Inferno have been named to the 23-player Team Canada roster for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
After watching the Americans skate away with gold in Japan in 1998, the Canadian women have won the last four Olympics, including a thrilling 3-2 overtime win over the USA during the final four years ago in Sochi, Russia.
Things looked bleak for Canada as the Americans led 2-0 with less than four minutes remaining.
Hockey Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee said Thursday it will be "significant announcement".
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Before leaving for South Korea, Canada will resume its Esso Series schedule with five games against Alberta Midget Hockey League opponents in early 2018 with games versus Okotoks, Calgary Flames, Calgary Buffalos, Calgary Northstars and Calgary Royals. The players began training full time in August in preparation for the Winter Games.
Coach Laura Schuler, assistants Dwayne Gylywoychuk of Winnipeg and Troy Ryan of Spryfield, N.S., and general manager Melody Davidson of Oyen, Alta., have been scrutinizing players in practices and games.
Defenders Halli Krzyzaniak of Neepawa, Man., and Micah Zandee-Hart of Saanichton, B.C., and forward Sarah Potomak of Aldergrove, B.C., were the last cuts from the team.
Goaltenders Shannon Szabados of Edmonton, Genevieve Lacasse of Kingston, Ont., and Ann-Renee Desbiens of Malbaie, Que., will be Canada's three goalies in Pyeongchang.
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