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CALGARY, Alberta – Quinnipiac women's ice hockey assistant coach Amanda Mazzotta has been tabbed as the goaltending coach for Hockey Canada's Women's National Development Team Selection Camp from August 9-15 at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
"I'm extremely excited and honoured to have the opportunity to work with Canada's National Women's Development Team," Mazzotta said. "I'm looking forward to learning from leaders in our game as it will help me grow and develop as a coach."
Mazzotta will be the goaltending coach of the Canada's Women's National Development team for the 2015-16 season. At the camp, Mazzotta will work with six of Canada's best young goaltenders, four of which the Bobcats faced during each of the past two seasons: UConn's Elaine Chuli, Wisconsin's Ann-Renée Desbiens, Harvard's Emerance Maschmeyer, former Clarkson goaltender Erica Howe, current Clarkson goaltender Shea Tiley and Minnesota goaltender Amanda Leveille.
Mazzotta brings a wealth of experience to Canada's National Women's Development Team after spending the 2014-15 season as the goaltender coach for the Women's U-18 team, winning the silver medal at the IIHF U-18 Women's World Championships.
All 43 players will be separated into two teams, and the goaltenders will work separately at four different practice sessions. The first two days of the camp feature two practices for each Team Blue and Team Gold, and a separate goaltender practice. Following a light day of practice on August 11 is a day off before both teams return to the ice on August 13 for three more days of practice.
The camp is part of Hockey Canada's National Teams' Summer Showcase, where 43 players are trying out for the 23 spots on the team where they will take on the United States' Women's U-22 Select Team in a three-game series in Lake Placid, New York on August 19-22.