Wisconsin Badgers named to Canada's Olympic hockey team

Several current and former players named to Team Canada

Former Clarkson University defenseman Renata Fast was selected to the Canadian Olympic women's hockey team by the Canadian Olympic Committee and Hockey Canada on Friday.

While this area has been consistently represented on the Olympic team over the years, there has never been more than one local player on the squad at any one time.

Three months after the birth of Calder, who was named through a national Twitter contest, Mikkelson was cleared for full competition and the next month attended the national team selection camp for the 2016 worlds and hasn't looked back.

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Canada has won gold in women's ice hockey at the past four Winter Olympics. "We have some really athletic players that will be joining this roster".

Head coach Laura Schuler named the three goaltenders, six defencemen and 14 forwards to the team that will attempt to defend gold in Pyeongchang, South Korea. There are 14 holdovers from the team that won gold in Sochi, six who won gold in 2010 and one who won gold in 2006-that's veteran forward, Meghan Agosta, of Ruthven, Ont., who's also a police officer.

"This includes gold medals at the last four Olympic Winter Games and with a reputation like that, all eyes will be on Canada in PyeongChang".

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"It brings definitely a lot of confidence".

"It's such a hard process", forward Marie-Philip Poulin said.

Jenner says despite this being her second Olympic Games, the nerves were still there ahead of final cuts.

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"I always wanted to play on an Olympic stage", Greenway said. "We have a great group, a great dynamic and great leadership so it will be exciting", said the top defenceman at the 2011 worlds, who added her sixth silver medal at worlds in 2017 to the gold medal she won in 2012 with Team Canada. Of course, the fact she's going to the Olympics hasn't hit her just yet.

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