If you were thinking the hockey season was almost over now that the NHL’s Stanley Cup finals are underway, forget it. For some local prospects being considered by Team Canada, it’s just beginning.
Forwards Jana Harrigan of Burlington and Coley Dosser of Jarvis, and goalie Christina Kessler of Oakville have been invited to Canada’s National Women’s Team regional conditioning camps this summer.
Harrigan, who had a stellar career at Ohio State, and Dosser, who played for the Brampton Thunder in the National Women’s Hockey League, will report to the Kitchener camp from June 10 to 18.
Kessler, who tended nets for the Toronto Aeros of the Provincial Women’s Hockey League, will report to the Calgary camp.
Meanwhile, Brantford’s Daryl Borden and Oakville’s Trevor Cann find themselves heading to Calgary for Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence Goaltender Camp, June 8-11.
Borden, who played for Kingston of the Ontario Hockey League, and Cann, a member of the Peterborough Petes of the OHL, will join 10 other top Canadian junior netminders at the POE camp in either the under-20 or under-18 group. Borden and Cann are in the under-18 camp.
Borden had a 5-9 regular season record and a 4.00 goals-against average with the Frontenacs in the 2005-06 campaign.
Harrigan, a native of Burlington, Ontario, led Ohio State in scoring for the third-consecutive season with 47 points and ended the year tied for seventh in U.S. in scoring. She led the NCAA with six shorthanded goals, the second-most in a single season in NCAA history, and ended the season tied for eighth with 23 goals overall. Harrigan has the second-highest point total among active players in the NCAA with 160 points, which also is the Ohio State all-time school scoring record. During the 2005-06 season, she had a school-record 17-game point streak (October 29 – January 22). Harrigan finished third in league scoring with 35 points (15g, 20a) in 28 WCHA games.
The 5-9, 150-pound forward was only the second Buckeye to receive All-American recognition.
Dosser, 27, had 15 points (2G, 13A) in 19 games with the Thunder. The 5-4, 135 pound centre has played 108 regular season games, recording 93 points (31G, 62A) and has eight points (2G, 6A) in eight playoff games.
Kessler, 18, in her first season with the junior Aeros, won 13 of the 14 games she played and posted an outstanding .69 GAA. She recorded five shutouts.