The Syracuse Orange women's hockey team is representing itself well this past month. After two players signed to play professionally overseas in Italy, freshman Allie Munroe, who is from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, has been invited to attend the Canadian National Women's Program strength and conditioning camp.
The camp will take place May 4-8 in Hamilton, Ontario. The event has invited 97 athletes to come train. Of those athletes 50 will compete to be on Canada's U-18 Team, and 47, including Munroe, will get a shot at making Canada's National Developmental Team.
If Munroe makes the team she will compete in a three game series against the United States this summer in Calgary, as well as at the 2017 Nationals Cup.
"This camp represents the first opportunity for us to evaluate and connect with players in our development and under-18 team programs as they prepare for the 2016-17 season," said Melody Davidson, Hockey Canada's general manager of national women's team programs. "This four-day camp in Hamilton serves as an important building block towards upcoming championships, and also lays out the expectations for these players on and off the ice as they aim to represent Team Canada."
Munroe was the team's best freshman this season. She played in all 36 of the team's games and led all freshman in goals (4) and assists (6).
The tryouts aren't all that's in store for Munroe. After the camp, Hockey Canada scouts will continue to evaluate her performance, as well as all other invitees, at other camps they participate in, or club or school events, according to Hockey Canada.
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