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Yarmouth's Allie Munroe selected for Canada's National Women's Development Team hockey camp

Allie Munroe of Yarmouth.
Allie Munroe of Yarmouth.

YARMOUTH – Yarmouth’s Allie Munroe says it is a dream come true to get the opportunity to potentially play for your country.

Munroe is one of 47 female hockey top prospect candidates selected to attend a strength and conditioning camp for Canada’s National Women’s Development Team. The camp is being held in Hamilton, Ontario May 4-8.

There is also a Canada National Women’s Under-18 Team camp happening at the same time. Fifty candidates are on that roster.

According to Hockey Canada, candidates selected to attend these camps are in consideration for the Canadian teams that will compete in a three-game series against the United States this summer in Calgary, as well as at the 2017 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship and 2017 Nations Cup, and Canada’s national women’s team.

Munroe, who turned 19 this week, is one 13 defence players named to the 2016 Summer Strength and Conditioning Camp roster. Of the 47 players on this roster there is one other player from Nova Scotia: Savannah Newton of Middle Sackville. 

Two Nova Scotians have been selected for the 2016-17 National Women’s Under 18 Team camp: Brette Pettet (forward) of Kentville and Julia Scammell (defence) of Truro.

While she’s never played on a national team, Munroe has played on many provincial teams, representing Nova Scotia at various competitions.

Last year Munroe – the daughter of Linda and Maurice Munroe – was captain of the Nova Scotia team that competed at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in British Columbia.

After playing minor hockey at the highest rep levels in Yarmouth, and then playing bantam major, during her midget-aged years Munroe played hockey at a prep school in New Hampshire.

This year, after being awarded a four-year, full athletic scholarship, she played Division 1 NCAA women’s hockey at Syracuse University in the state of New York. She had four goals and 10 points in 36 games.

“My first year at Syracuse was awesome,” Munroe tells the Tri-County Vanguard. “I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to play and attend Syracuse University. We had a good year and made a good run to make NCAA playoffs but just missed out with a loss in overtime. I'm looking forward to my next 3 years.”

Munroe is now looking forward to her upcoming experience in Hamilton and continues to be appreciative of the support she receives from home.

“A big thank you to everyone for all of the support,” she says.

Munroe is one of 47 female hockey top prospect candidates selected to attend a strength and conditioning camp for Canada’s National Women’s Development Team. The camp is being held in Hamilton, Ontario May 4-8.

There is also a Canada National Women’s Under-18 Team camp happening at the same time. Fifty candidates are on that roster.

According to Hockey Canada, candidates selected to attend these camps are in consideration for the Canadian teams that will compete in a three-game series against the United States this summer in Calgary, as well as at the 2017 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship and 2017 Nations Cup, and Canada’s national women’s team.

Munroe, who turned 19 this week, is one 13 defence players named to the 2016 Summer Strength and Conditioning Camp roster. Of the 47 players on this roster there is one other player from Nova Scotia: Savannah Newton of Middle Sackville. 

Two Nova Scotians have been selected for the 2016-17 National Women’s Under 18 Team camp: Brette Pettet (forward) of Kentville and Julia Scammell (defence) of Truro.

While she’s never played on a national team, Munroe has played on many provincial teams, representing Nova Scotia at various competitions.

Last year Munroe – the daughter of Linda and Maurice Munroe – was captain of the Nova Scotia team that competed at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in British Columbia.

After playing minor hockey at the highest rep levels in Yarmouth, and then playing bantam major, during her midget-aged years Munroe played hockey at a prep school in New Hampshire.

This year, after being awarded a four-year, full athletic scholarship, she played Division 1 NCAA women’s hockey at Syracuse University in the state of New York. She had four goals and 10 points in 36 games.

“My first year at Syracuse was awesome,” Munroe tells the Tri-County Vanguard. “I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to play and attend Syracuse University. We had a good year and made a good run to make NCAA playoffs but just missed out with a loss in overtime. I'm looking forward to my next 3 years.”

Munroe is now looking forward to her upcoming experience in Hamilton and continues to be appreciative of the support she receives from home.

“A big thank you to everyone for all of the support,” she says.

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