Monday, November 29, 2010

Canada Cup

Come cheer on your Canadian Women's National Team at the Canada Cup! Watch them battle it out with China, Australia, and Italy.  

Canada vs. Italy : Wednesday, December 15th at 7:30pm

Canada vs. China : Thursday, December 16th at 7:30pm

Canada vs. Australia: Friday, December 17th at 7:30pm  

Semi-Final Game (1st vs 4th): Saturday, December 18th at 3:00pm
Semi-Final Game (2nd vs 3rd): Saturday, December 18th at 4:30pm  

Bronze Medal Game: Sunday, December 19th at 11:00am
Gold Medal Game: Sunday, December 19th at 12:30pm 

Admission is FREE!! And Women's Water Polo Canada Fundraising T-Shirts will be available for sale! 

Search for the facebook event "Canada Cup".
See for more details!

Monday, November 15, 2010

CSL Championships

The West Coast Wildcats win the 2010 edition of the Canadian Select League! This is their 3rd title win in only 4 years. They fought a hard battle with the East Coast Sharks in the final game, but managed to come out on top 7-2. The Prairie Dogs finished in 3rd place, the Central Senators came 4th, and the Northern Lights finished 5th.
Congratulations to the Wild Cats, and everyone who played.  Also, a big thank you to all those who put in so much work to keep this league alive.

These prizes were awarded to the outstanding players of this year:

Most Valuable Player:  Steph Valin (Wild Cats)
Most Valuable Goalie:  Rachel Riddell (Wild Cats)
Top Point Scorer:  Monika Eggens (Senators) 
Top Goal Scorer:  Monika Eggens (Senators)
Best Defensive Player: Christine Robinson (Wild Cats)
Rookie of the Year: Julia Paterson (Sharks) & Emma Wright (Senators)
Best Offensive 18U:  Rebekka Steenkamer (Senators)
Best Defensive 18U:  Shae Fournier (Senators) 

CSL Video
Check out some clips of the action! Until next season....



Wednesday, November 10, 2010

CSL Championships

Canadian Select League
Come check out the Championship Playoffs of the 2010 Canadian Select League. The East Coast Sharks currently hold 1st place - will they come out on top? Games start tonight at 6:30pm at the Claude-Robillard Sports Complexe (1000 avenue Emile-Journault). The final game will be played at 2:30pm on Saturday November 13th. Come cheer on your favourite team!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Equipe Quebec Forum

Our Quebec Athletes participated in the Equipe Quebec Forum this past weekend in Montreal. We were amongst many amazing athletes, administration, and coaches. We learned about sleeping better, dealing with the media, social responsibility, promoting ourselves, and planning for after our athletic careers. Not only are we taking away a lot of great information, we also made some great new relationships. We look forward to all the exciting things Quebec has planned for its athletes. Thank you Equipe Quebec for this years forum, and for all your support! We greatly appreciate it.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November's Athlete: Rachel Riddell

Meet Rachel Riddell! November's athlete of the month!
Check out her slideshow on YouTube!
Rachel's Video
Birth date: September 5, 1984
Position: Goalie
Height: 5’10”
Hometown: Victoria, BC
Current Residence: Montreal, QC
Current Club: Pacific Storm
Education: Degree in Sociology from Concordia University ‘09
Years on the National Team: 8


Rachel started her aquatic sports career as a competitive swimmer when she was 9.  She made the switch to water polo following in her older sisters’ footsteps. The rest is history.  She has been representing Pacific Storm on the domestic scene since she was a cadet. She then played on the Junior National Team for two cycles from 1999 to 2003.  She helped her team secure the Gold Medal at Junior World Aquatic Championships in Calgary in 2003 when she stopped the last penalty shot in a nail-biting shoot-out.  Her outstanding performance earned her the title of ‘Most Valuable Goalie’ of the tournament.  Rachel has been playing on the senior team since 2003, when she attended the Pan-American Games in Santo Domingo, and the World Championships in Barcelona. Since then she has helped her team earn a number of medals, including a bronze at World Championships in 2005, and a silver at World Championships in 2009 (where she again earned the title of ‘Most Valuable Goalie’).  She is definitely a force to be reckoned with.

Rachel is currently working on her Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at John Molson School of Business. And when she is not training, or studying, she enjoys Bikram and Moksha Yoga.   

Some of her career highlights include: 

2003: FINA World Junior Aquatic Championships (Calgary, Alberta) - 1st
2003: Pan-American Games (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) – 2nd
2003: FINA World Aquatic Championships (Barcelona, Spain) – 4th
2004: Olympic Games (Athens, Greece) – 7th
2005: FINA World Senior Championships (Montreal, Quebec) - 3rd
2007: Pan-American Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – 2nd
2007: FINA World Aquatic Championships (Melbourne, Australia) – 6th
2009: FINA World League Super Final (Kirishi, Russia) - 2nd
2009: FINA World Aquatic Championships (Rome, Italy) - 2nd
2009: FINA World Aquatic Championships (Rome, Italy) - MVG