The addition of two blueliners for the 2022-23 season builds the Lancer women’s hockey team for the future, says head coach Deanna Iwanicka.
Both players hail from U18 AAA hockey leagues in western provinces: Taylor Leitch of the Prince Albert Northern Bears will study science with the goal of becoming an optometrist, and Maggie Mitani of the Winnipeg Avros is as yet undecided on her future career path.
“We want to have players from across Canada,” says Iwanicka. “I feel this diversity adds to the student-athlete experience and graduate success. It creates a network for each person that spans the country, playing with new people and creating opportunities throughout Canada.”