Canada tips captains from RSEQ, OUA and CanWest for FISU Games Women’s Hockey

LAKE PLACID, NY – Concordia Stingers forward Emmy Fecteau will lead Team Canada’s women’s hockey team as captain at the Lake Placid 2023 FISU Winter University Games. 

The fourth-year will be joined by Toronto’s Céline Frappier and Saskatchewan’s Isabella Pozzi in the leadership group, with the latter two earning alternate captain status. Fecteau is an alternate captain with the Stingers. 

Fecteau, 23, was called up to Hockey Canada’s Summer National Team Camp in 2022 and earned a spot on Hockey Canada’s National Development Team after impressing at the senior national team camp. 

“I was really surprised, I had a meeting with the coaches and I was pumped and I think we are ready to get things going and I’m excited,” Fecteau said. “I will not change what I do, I will try to lead by example and try to work hard on and off the ice and keep things simple,”

Emmy Fecteau

The native of Saint-Odilon-de-Cranbourne, QC, earned the 2019-20 RSEQ Women’s Hockey Rookie of the Year award and has gone on to help the Stingers win the U SPORTS Championships in 2022. This season, she’s scored six goals and 17 points through 20 games. 

Fecteau also represented the Canadian Development Team in 2019. She played a three-game series in Lake Placid against Team USA, making wearing the maple leaf in these surroundings a familiar aspect to her. 

As the OUA representative, Céline Frappier will be an alternate captain for Team Canada, as she brings the experience of representing her nation at the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championships and winning a silver medal in 2016. 

The Toronto Varsity Blues forward transferred to the U SPORTS #1 ranked school after four years with the NCAA’s Mercyhurst University, and has scored six goals and 15 points in 22 games over two seasons.

Isabella Pozzi

Coming from Canada West, Saskatchewan Huskies defender Isabella Pozzi will wear an “A” for Team Canada, bringing five seasons of U SPORTS experience to the Canadian squad. Although the Calgary, Alberta native doesn’t yet have a goal this season, she’s helped buoy the Huskies to the second-best defensive record in Canada West. 

Team Canada opens their tournament on Wednesday against Team Slovakia at 8:00 pm ET in Canton, New York.

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