March 6, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two soon-to-be Ohio State women’s hockey players will be skating for Team Canada’s under-18 national team at the upcoming 2014 IIHF Women’s World Championships, taking place March 23-30 in Budapest, Hungary.

Forward Lauren Spring and goaltender Kassidy Sauve, both members of the newest incoming class for OSU and scheduled to join the Buckeyes in Fall 2014, were named to the Canadian roster Wednesday.

Team Canada will be looking to repeat at U18 world champions after taking home gold at the 2013 championships held in Finland.

Spring hails from Kelowna, British Columbia and is a four-year member of the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy. She has had prior experience with the Canadian U18 team and has been a member of Team British Columbia since 2012.

Sauve is a product of Whitby, Ontario and a member of the Whitby Jr. Wolves. She also has prior experience with Team Canada and won a national championship as a starter for Team Ontario in 2013.  

Canada plays its first game at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship against Japan at 6 p.m. local time/12 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 23 and will also take on Finland and the Czech Republic in the preliminary round. The gold medal game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. local time/12:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 30.