2023 Canada Winter Games Teams

Jan. 02, 2023

After 8 month of selection and preparation camps, Hockey NWT is excited to announce Team NT rosters that will be competing at the the 2023 Canada Games. We had a total of 111 athlete trying out for 40 spots on the U18 female and U16 male team, for the chance of a life time, competition at the prestigious multi sport event, that will be hosted February 2023 in Prince Edward Island. 

Here are the athletes that will represent Team NT at the 2023 Canada Winter Games. 
Roster U16
Jacob Carroll, Fort Smith
Leland Daniels, Fort Smith
Nolan Dusome, Yellowknife
Ryan Harris, Yellowknife
Mario Hernandez, Yellowknife
Riley Hodder, Yellowknife
Vincent Hottin, Yellowknife
Carter Kuchta, Yellowknife
Wesley Lizotte, Yellowknife
Matthew MacKay, Yellowknife
Callum MacLean, Yellowknife
Spencer Miller, Yellowknife
Hayden Murray, Yellowknife
Jack Pettipas, Hay River
Blake Remo, Yellowknife
Blake Rose, Yellowknife
Ferghus Rutherford-Simon, Fort Smith
Rylan Scarfe, Yellowknife
Corwin Simmons, Yellowknife
Ryder Wicks, Yellowknife
Leif Aubrey-Smith (Alternate Player)
Luke Potyok (Alternate Player)
Head Coach: Brad Mueller, Yellowknife
Assistant Coach: Darren Wicks, Yellowknife
Assistant Coach: Chris Opheim, Tulita / Norman Wells
Director of Operations: Kent Rose, Yellowknife
Aboriginal Apprentice Coach: James Williams, Yellowknife
Technical Staff: Alyssa Ross, Inuvik
Roster U18
Jersey Ashton, Hay River
Emma Carey, Yellowknife
Kaiah Carter, Hay River
Keira Coakwell, Hay River
Jenna Demarcke, Hay River
Jaci Dusome, Yellowknife
Kami Gostick, Hay River
Jaidyn Henderson, Hay River
Brooklyn Helyar, Yellowknife
Kelsey Impett, Yellowknife
Amber Lennie-Ipana, Inuvik
Ellie Loutitt, Yellowknife
Helene McKay-Ivanko, Hay River
Abby McDonald, Inuvik
Adrena McDonald, Yellowknife
Sarah Porter, Fort Smith
Zoey Remo, Yellowknife
Scarlet Tourangeau, Yellowknife
Willow Whitehead, Yellowknife
Morgan Noseworthy, Yellowknife
Kayden Taylor, Yellowknife (Alternate Player)
Rylie Beck, Hay River (Alternate Player)
Head Coach: Kaylee Grant, Yellowknife 
Assistant Coach: Tori Spencer, Yellowknife
Assistant Coach: Ryan Nichols, Yellowknife
Aboriginal Apprentice Coach: Shakita Jensen, Yellowknife
Women in Coaching Apprentice Coach: Abby Webster, Yellowknife
Technical Staff: Courtney Fraser, Hay River
Director of Operations: Beverly Pilgrim, Yellowknife
High resolution images can be found here (Credit Thorsten Gohl / Hockey NWT): https://thorstenphotography.smugmug.com/CLIENT/Media/2023-Canada-Winter-Games-Team-NT-Hockey/n-dLRWxn 
Stu Impett, President Hockey NWT: “Great to be back to regular sports post COVID, especially with multi-sport games like the Canada Winter Games on the way in only 50 days. The teams have shaped up and are getting ready for the games. They will make us proud.”
Kaylee Grant, Head Coach U18 CWG Team: “We had a lot more numbers to pick from than in previous years, which was very exciting. There were some hard decisions, but we are now very comfortable with the team. We want the athletes to be successful, represent their team, get the experience and pushing themselves to make each other proud.”
Jenna Demarcke, Female CWG Athlete: “The try outs were definitely stressful and we all put a lot of work in. But a great experience as we did not have too many in the last few years. We have a very positive team, a lot of hard work went in and we will have a lot of fun, enjoy the experience and do our best at the 2023 Canada Winter Games."
Brad Mueller, Head Coach U16 CWG Team: “It has been a long time coming and a long process. We have a great team that we feel very comfortable taking to the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island. The team is willing to give it their all and everyone is very proud to represent the Northwest Territories."
Matt MacKay, Male CWG Athlete: “I am very excited to be part of the Team and represent the Northwest Territories in Prince Edward Island. Great to see athletes from all over the country. We will play our best, stay positive and have a great mindset to never give up. The focus is to win and have fun."
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