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THE CWHL TAKE SIDES AT THE 2017 FROZEN FANTASY DRAFT

 

TORONTO, Ont. – They may be teammates most of the time, but on Friday night, different sides were taken as battle lines were drawn for the 2017 CWHL All-Star Game. The draft, held at the Hilton Toronto, turned into a memorable event enjoyed by all as CWHL players took a well-earned night off to mingle with fellow players, alumni and fans alike.

After a hotly contested fan vote, three fan captains were elected (including the first ever co-captains) to lead proceedings. Team White captain Carlee Campbell and Team Blue co-captain Natalie Spooner and Meaghan Mikkelson shows their excitement and passion as they went up on stage to start the evening.

Being the highest vote getter, Cambell had the luxury of picking first, taking Les Canadienne de Montreal’s Marie-Philip Poulin first overall, the second year in a row she has been selected as such. She completed her starting lineup with the additions of Rebecca Johnston, Laura Fortino, Caroline Ouellette and Christina Kessler.

Team Blue lead by co-captains Meaghan Mikkelson and Natalie Spooner selected Ann-Sophie Bettez, Courtney Birchard, Brianne Jenner and Emerance Maschmeyer as their starting combination.

Following the selection of starting line-ups, the teams were rounded out with a random stick draw until line-ups were complete.

With teams selected, it came down to picking coaches with two alumni combinations up for grabs. Once again, the perks of being the highest vote getter was enjoyed by Carlee Campbell as she won the coin toss and selected the team of Tessa Bonhomme and Becky Kellar. Natalie Spooner and Meaghan Mikkelson were equally thrilled with the combination of Cheryl Pounder and Lisa-Marie Breton-Lebreux to join them behind the bench.

The full line-ups for tomorrow’s All-Star Game at 1.30PM at the Air Canada Centre can be found below. The game is also available on Sportsnet at 3.30PM EST.

LINEUPS

TEAM WHITE

Forwards

  • Meghan Grieves
  • Rebecca Johnston
  • Jess Jones
  • Sarah Lefort
  • Caroline Ouellette
  • Marie-Philip Poulin
  • Jill Saulnier
  • Laura Stacey
  • Rebecca Vint

Defence

  • Erin Ambrose
  • Carlee Campbell (Captain)
  • Julie Chu
  • Renata Fast
  • Laura Fortino
  • Jocelyne Larocque

Goaltenders

  • Christina Kessler
  • Charline Labonte

Coaches

  • Tessa Bonhomme
  • Becky Kellar

TEAM BLUE

Forwards

  • Ann-Sophie Bettez
  • Michela Cava
  • Haley Irwin
  • Brianne Jenner
  • Jenelle Kohanchuk
  • Jamie Lee Rattray
  • Natalie Spooner (Captain)
  • Kelly Terry
  • Kayla Tutino

Defence

  • Courtney Birchard
  • Katelyn Gosling
  • Meaghan Mikkelson (Captain)
  • Cassandra Poudrier
  • Cathy Chartrand
  • Tara Watchorn

Goaltenders

  • Erica Howe
  • Emerance Maschmeyer

Coaches

  • Lisa-Marie Breton-Lebreux
  • Cheryl Pounder