Three Devilettes grads vying for world championship berth

Three former Devilettes have a shot at playing for Canada at the 2021 women’s world hockey championships next month in Nova Scotia.

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Three former Devilettes have a shot at playing for Canada at the 2021 women’s world hockey championships next month in Nova Scotia. 

Forward Julia Gosling and defenders Nicole Gosling and Ella Shelton are among 47 players invited to the week-long BFL national women’s team selection camp starting Wednesday in Halifax. The IIHF worlds will run May 6-16 in Halifax and Truro, N.S.

Julia Gosling
Julia Gosling

Julia Gosling, 20, scored seven goals and 10 points in an abbreviated sophomore season at St. Lawrence University. Her 18-year-old cousin Nicole had four goals and 14 points with a plus-9 rating in 19 games as a rookie with Clarkson University.

The 23-year-old Shelton was one of Clarkson’s most productive blueliners in her four-year NCAA career (2016-20). Though committed to Toronto’s PWHPA squad that wasn’t able to play because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ingersoll native spent the majority of the past year practising and training for this international opportunity. 

Canada will begin its tournament May 6 against Finland and also play Russia, Switzerland and the United States in the preliminary round.

Players scrimmage at the National Para and Women’s hockey camp in Calgary, Alta., in January. Ella Shelton, an Ingersoll native and former Devilettes defenceman, attended Hockey Canada’s national training camp in Halifax. (Photo by Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada)
Players scrimmage at the National Para and Women’s hockey camp in Calgary, Alta., in January. Ella Shelton, an Ingersoll native and former Devilettes defenceman, attended Hockey Canada’s national training camp in Halifax. (Photo by Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada)

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