Both players were selected based on their tremendous success this past season. Woods, a defenseman, was a key part of the St Thomas University women’s hockey team winning their first ever AUS Championship title and was named as an AUS 1st Team All-Star. Della Rovere, a forward, had a stellar rookie season at Harvard University, finishing 2nd overall in total points and 1st overall in goal scoring, and was named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Month for November.
This Team Canada event showcased the best university-aged talent from across the country playing against national teams from Russia, Japan and France. Kristin was a member of the Gold National Women’s Development Team at the camp, while Alex played for the U Sports all-star team. Kristin and Alex both had tremendous individual success at the event with Alex finishing 2nd overall in total points, leading all defensemen in the tournament with 4 points from 3 goals and 1 assist in 4 games. Kristin finished 2nd in assists overall with 3 assists in 4 games.
Woods played for the Junior Wildcats back in the 2015-2016 season and Della Rovere played 3 seasons with the team from 2015-2018, serving twice as team captain. She is also the all-time leading scorer with the Junior Wildcats program. Woods returns to St Thomas for her 4th season while Della Rovere heads back to Harvard for her second season in the NCAA.