Women to Sweden

On Thursday September 4th, the Irish Women’s National Development Team will be participating in the annual NT-Cup in Norkkoping, Sweden. The team will participate in a camp on the Friday evening which will be run by Irish National Team Coaches Vytautas Lukosevicious, Sean Gibson a Swedish Coach and several members of some of the Swedish women’s league. The women will then take to the Ice on Saturday playing 4 games against some very tough opposition.

NT-Cup Schedule


09.10am Ireland vs. Hasselby Kalvesta (Sweden)
11.30am Peking Pumas (Sweden) vs. Ireland
1.50pm Ireland vs. HV71 Queens (Sweden)
5.20pm Jordal Hockey (Norway) vs. Ireland
(All times local Stockholm Time GMT+1)

The Irish Women’s National Development Team is a mixture of twenty players from the Irish Ice Hockey League and IIHL’s Development Division. Represented are players from four different teams and is comprised of both Irish Nationals and some non-nationals who are playing in leadership and developmental roles. This team is geared to prepare the some of the ladies for the Irish National Team trials which will begin later this year. These players have worked hard over the last couple of months to prepare under National Team Coaches Vytautas Lukosevicious and Sean Gibson and are expected to do well in the first ever representation of an Irish Women’s team.

A special thank you goes to Neil Conway and Conway Land Title (www.conwaylandtitle.com). Neil graciously got the jerseys made for the team and shipped them over to Ireland free of charge. The team would also like to say thank you to data88.com (www.data88.com), who has generously helped sponsor the jerseys. Last but not least, a thank you to the Dublin Wolves (www.dublinwolves.com) who provided the team with pant covers.

The Irish Women’s National Development Team would also like to say a special thank you to all of the well wishers, families, and supporters who have made a point to wish us the best of luck in our efforts to bring back the NT-Cup.
Ireland Women’s Development Team Roster Name Position
Angela Adams Defense
Claire Adams Defense
Elaine McCann Defense
Hanna Laatio Defense
Kate Morrison Defense
Kit Thornton Defense
Sonya McEneaney Defense
Amie McCabe Forward
Beatty Hosgood Forward
Caiomhe Lynch Forward
Catherine O’Reilly Forward
Celia Robillard Forward
Donna Bryne Forward
Gabriela Vlasankova Forward
Keira Keenan Forward
Lorna Hoey Forward
Michelle McCabe Forward
Rebecca Callan Forward
Shona Higgins Forward
Rebekah Burke Goalie
Seanna Conway Goalie
Coaching Staff Name Position
Vitas Lukosevicius Head Coach
Sean Gibson Assistant Coach
Ashley Moore General Manager
Tony Thornton Equipment Manager

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