Day 24 – National Team Athlete Panel

This is the 24th day of our team’s virtual mid-season training camp. Each day for 28 days, there will be a short assignment for you to do to continue your development. These assignments are mandatory for players and coaches. Parents are also encouraged to participate.

Today, we’ll be watching the Canada’s National Women’s Team Pond to Podium Development Series –The National Team Athlete Panel.

Moderator: Tessa Bonhomme

  • Played for Canada’s National Women’s Team from 2004 to 2014, winning gold medals at the Olympic Winter Games (2010) and IIHF Women’s World Championship (2007, 2012).
  • Drafted first overall by the Toronto Furies in the 2010 CWHL Draft and won the Clarkson Cup in 2014.
  • Played for the Ohio State University from 2003 to 2008, earning First Team All-American honours and the WCHA Player of the Year award in 2007-08, and Second Team All-American honours in 2006-07.
  • Started working with TSN as a women’s hockey panelist at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.


  • Loren Gabel – National Women’s Team (2018-2020); Clarkson University alumna.
  • Emerance Maschmeyer – National Women’s Team (2014-2020); Harvard University alumna.
  • Lauriane Rougeau – National Women’s Team (2011-2020); two-time Olympic medalist; Cornell University alumna.

I’m hoping to post a link to the recording after the webinar.

Today’s Assignment:

For today…

  1. Complete today’s workout on the TeamBuildr app. Be sure to mark each exercise complete as you finish it.
  1. After you watch it, post something you enjoyed from the webinar to the team WhatsApp group.
  1. Important Reminder: For those of you who are interested in becoming coaches this is a fantastic opportunity. It will look great on your Athletic Profile. With the pandemic, Hockey Canada has made it easier than ever to start your certification allowing you take most of the training online.

    You should register for the We Are Coaches – Coach 1 and Coach 2 sessions for women only. In order to register for these sessions, you’ll have to first create a Hockey Canada eHockey account. You need to be 14 years of age to take the Coach training (if you’re not quite 14, you might make a typo when you enter your age… you can easily correct it later). When you register for these sessions, you’ll be sent information on how to take the pre-requisite Hockey University online coach training modules. Don’t delay… the Coach 1 training is this Thursday evening.

    Create your Hockey Canada eHockey account here.

    After that, register here for Coach 1 and Coach 2 webinars: Pond to Podium Development Series Information