Aug. 2, 2013

Hockey Canada Release 

COLUMBUS, Ohio- Ohio State women’s hockey player Julia McKinnon has been selected to attend Canada’s National Women’s Development Team selection camp. The sophomore forward is one of 40 players who have been invited to the camp taking place at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary Aug. 10-18, Hockey Canada announced on Tuesday.

Based on evaluations and performances at the selection camp, Hockey Canada will choose 13 development team players to join the 27 senior team players who will centralize with Canada’s National Women’s Team in Calgary for training to prepare for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The 40 players will be split into Red and White teams, which will compete against each other in a three-game series set for Aug. 19-24 at the Markin MacPhail Centre.

McKinnon, a native of Kelowna, British Columbia, was a member of Team Canada U18s in 2011, participating in Team Canada camps and competed at the Canadian U18 Nationals and Winter Games as a member of Team BC.

She was named Most Valuable Freshman by the team following her rookie campaign a season ago. McKinnon suited up for all 37 games in 2012-13, leading all freshmen with 20 points on 12 goals and eight assists. She had a share of the team lead in power play goals with six and recorded three multi-point performances.