Canada's Olympic women's hockey roster revealed

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  • Rebecca Johnston
    Ice hockey player
  • Natalie Spooner
    Canadian ice hockey player
  • Marie-Philip Poulin
    Canadian ice hockey player
Olympics: (L-R) Marie-Philip Poulin #29, Jocelyne Larocque #3 and Brianne Jenner #19 of Canada celebrate after their teammate Jamie Rattray #47 , scored against United Sates in the 2021 IIHF Women's World Championship gold medal game played at WinSport Arena on August 31, 2021 in Calgary, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)
Team Canada's hockey roster for the Olympics is a powerhouse. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Canada has assembled the roster tasked with wresting Olympic hockey gold back from the United States. 

Twenty-three players were named to the women's Olympic squad Tuesday, highlighted by captain and superstar forward Marie-Philip Poulin.

Here's the complete squad selected by Hockey Canada:

Forwards

Emily Clark, Melodie Daoust, Sarah Fillier, Brianna Jenner, Rebecca Johnston, Emma Maltais, Sarah Nurse, Marie-Philip Poulin, Jamie-Lee Rattray, Jill Saulnier, Natalie Spooner, Laura Stacey, Blayre Turnbull

Defence

Erin Ambrose, Ashton Bell, Renata Fast, Jocelyne Larocque, Ella Shelton, Claire Thompson, Micah Zandee-Hart

Goalies

Kristen Campbell, Ann-Renee Desbiens, Emerance Maschmeyer

Canada has 10 first-time Olympians on the roster, several of which were left off the team that placed second in PyeongChang. That list includes two goaltenders and five members of the defence corps.

Veterans include Poulin and Johnston, who will be playing in their fourth Games, as well as Spooner, Larocque, Daoust, and Jenner, who are making their third appearances, respectively.

According to Hailey Salvian of The Athletic, Victoria Bach, Meaghan Mikkelson and Kristin O'Neill were the final cuts. 

A three-time Olympian, Mikkelson shared this message on Twitter:

Canada opens its tournament Feb. 3 versus Switzerland at Beijing National Indoor Stadium.

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