COLUMBUS, Ohio – Junior forward Natalie Spooner of the Ohio State women’s hockey team was named to the Canadian National Women’s Team selection camp roster, Hockey Canada announced. The camp is scheduled for April 2-5 at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto.
Spooner will be one of 37 athletes competing for a spot on the 21-member squad that will represent Canada at the 2011 IIHF World Women’s Championships, April 16-25, in Zurich, Switzerland. At the conclusion of the camp, the final roster will head to Ann Arbor, Mich., for a three-day retreat that includes two exhibition games against the United States, April 6-9.
The Scarborough, Ontario, native led the Buckeyes during the 2010-11 season with a team-high 26 goals which ranked fifth overall in the conference. Spooner netted her 20th goal Jan. 22 and became just the second Buckeye to have three-20 goal seasons in her career. She now is second on the all-time career goals list with 69 to her credit in three seasons at Ohio State. The Buckeye forward, who tallied a season-high 39 points, had eight multiple-goal performances and posted two or more points 14 times in 29 games played. For her efforts this season, Spooner was named to the All-WCHA second team.
Spooner was previously a member of the 2009-10 Canadian Women’s Under-22 Teams that won gold at the 2010 MLP Cup held in Germany.