Hockey PEI Staff | July 14th, 2021
CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Canada’s National Women’s Development Team will return to the ice for the first time in two years, with 43 athletes invited to participate in the BFL National Women’s Development Team Summer Camp. Jackson Slauenwhite, a New Haven, PEI native has been named to the camp roster as a Mental Performance Consultant.
Slauenwhite has worked for Hockey Canada’s National team program for the past 3-years and is the current Mental Performance Consultant to the Charlottetown Islanders of the QMJHL and the Charlottetown Knights of the NBPEIMU18 Hockey League. Furthermore, Slauenwhite continues to work with Hockey PEI’s High Performance Program on Mental Performance.
The camp will take place from July 29-Aug. 9 at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
Additionally, Hockey Canada has announced that 23 NextGen athletes (born in 2003) have been invited to Calgary to participate in the BFL National Women’s Under-18 Team Summer Development Camp, presented by Sobeys, July 29-Aug. 5 at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park.
The roster, which includes three goaltenders, seven defence and 13 forwards, represents a group of athletes that attended Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team virtual summer camp last season, but were unable to participate in on-ice activities due to the pandemic. The NextGen athletes will practice and play games against both U18 camp teams.
Mount Herbert’s Shannon MacAulay has been named to the camp roster as the teams Strength and Conditioning Coach. MacAulay is no strange to the National Women’s Team Program having suited up for Team Canada in the past.
She first started hockey playing on AAA boys teams until the age of 13. In 2005, MacAulay played for P.E.I. at the Quebec International Peewee Tournament. During the 2005–06 season, MacAulay captained the P.E.I. Young Islanders. With the Warner School, she won a silver medal at the JWHL Challenge Cup. In addition, she competed for Team Atlantic at the 2009 National Women’s Under-18 championship in Surrey, B.C., and was part of a sixth-place finish. In 2012, it was announced that MacAulay committed to join the Clarkson Golden Knights women’s ice hockey program. Her first NCAA assist and NCAA goal occurred in the same contest, a 5–1 win versus the Vermont Catamounts on October 13, 2012. During the 2014–15 Clarkson Golden Knights women’s ice hockey season, MacAulay was named team captain. Of note, she would log a career high in points (33) and power play goals (5) during said season. She would go on to win the NCAA Championship as well.
MacAulay won gold with Team Canada in 2012 at the National Under-18 Women’s Championship and was also a member of Canada’s National Women’s Development Team that won a gold medal at the 2015 Nations Cup (formerly known as the Meco Cup).
In the 2015 NWHL Draft, she was a fifth-round selection of the Boston Pride.