WATERLOO- Wilfrid Laurier is proud to announce that Golden Hawk goalie Liz Knox has been named to Hockey Canada’s 2008-09 National Women’s Under-22 team following a week long selection camp at York University.
“Liz Knox is a very athletic and technically sound goaltender. She has a knack for making a sensational save that will pump up the team, making everyone around her better,” commented Golden Hawk Head Coach RICK OSBORNE. “Her experience on Canada’s Under-22 team will definitely make Laurier a better team.”
Of the 40
players that attended the camp, 22 players were selected by Hockey Canada for a
three-game series against the USA’s Women’s Under-22 Select Team in
Pierrefonds, QC in late August. The team will then compete at the 2009 MLP Cup,
formerly the Air Canada Cup, in Ravensburg, Germany in early January.
Knox, a Stouffville native, has completed her second year playing on the Women’s Hockey team as a goaltender. She was recognized as an OUA second team all-star this past season, as well the team Rookie of the Year in 2006-07. Knox was also named a CIS championship tournament all-star for her efforts throughout the national playoffs, where the Golden Hawks placed second. Throughout her career at Laurier, Knox has posted a record of 26-3-2 in the regular season. Last year her 0.97 goals against average ranked third in the nation, her seven shutouts ranked second in the nation, and her 0.945 save percentage ranked fourth in the nation.
Knox will be joining Christina Kessler of Harvard University in net. The two are the only goaltenders currently on team Canada’s roster. Also, Knox is one of three players on the roster that are currently playing on CIS teams. The other two players on the roster are Catherine Ward, and Ann-Sophie Bettez of McGill University, the defending national champions.
This past year the Golden Hawk Women’s Hockey team captured their fifth consecutive OUA Championship after posting a 23-2-2 regular season record. They then went on to capture second place at the CIS Championships with wins over Ottawa, Alberta, and a 2-0 loss to McGill in the championship game. The Golden Hawks had four OUA all-stars and two CIS all-Canadians, including three CIS championship tournament all-stars.
Wilfrid Laurier University’s Department of Athletics & Recreation is home to 23 varsity sports as well as numerous intramural, recreation & fitness programs. Laurier’s varsity teams have brought home 50 provincial championships as well as 10 national championships in 97 years of competition.