Indigenous women strong contenders for Team Canada

HALIFAX – Brigette Lacquette (Ojibwe), Jocelyne Larocque (Métis) and Jamie Lee Rattray (Métis) are set to attend with Team Canada at the BFL National Women’s Team Selection Camp on April 14 -22, 2021 in Halifax, NS.

Twenty-eight Lacquette was the first First Nations woman on Canada’s Olympic hockey team. She grew up in the small town of Mallard, Manitoba to parents from the O-Chi-Chak Ko Sipi First Nation of Manitoba and Cote First Nation of Saskatchewan.

Larocque, a two-time NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Tournament champion, was the first indigenous athlete to participate in the women’s ice hockey tournament at the Winter Olympics.

Rattray is a member of the gold medal winning squad at the 2010 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship, and a hockey card of her was featured in the Upper Deck 2010 World of Sports card series.

Their participation in the camp will be the final evaluation and preparation for the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championships taking place on May 6-16, 2021 in Halifax, NS and Truro, NS.

Canada will begin their quest for a gold medal when the tournament opens when they play against Team Finland on May 6, 2021.

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