Kamloops native, Kendra Woodland, is one (1) of three (3) goalies named to Canada’s National Women’s Development team for a three (3) game series against the United States in Lake Placid, New York.
Woodland grew up playing with the Kamloops Minor Hockey Association (MHA), spending many hours at McArthur honing her goaltending skills. In her Pee Wee years, she backstopped her team to back-to-back Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association (OMAHA) championships and appearances at the BC Hockey Championships. In Woodland’s second year of Bantam, her team again captured a OMAHA championship and went on to represent the Okanagan at the 2015 BC Hockey Championships.
The following season, Woodland made the move to female hockey when she joined the Female Midget AAA League (FMAAA) Thompson-Okanagan Lakers. When the Zone Pilot Program was introduced in the Okanagan for the 2016-2017 season, she joined the Thompson Zone Midget Tier 1 team. She backstopped the team to claim the OMAHA championship that season, her fourth in six (6) years.
Kendra helped Team BC capture back-to-back bronze medals at the 2017 and 2018 National Women’s U18 Championships. In 2018, she competed on the National Women’s U18 team at the Women’s U18 World Championship where she brought home another bronze medal.
She had a career-highlight season with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Varsity Reds this past season. She earned Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Rookie of the Year, AUS First Team All-Star, AUS All Rookie Team, UNB Female Athlete of the Year and was named to USports All Canadian Rookie Team.
Kendra helped at the BC Hockey U18 Provincial Camp this summer as a coach/mentor, a program that she was part of for a couple years.
Kelsey Roberts (Kitimat, BC) joins Woodland as the first goaltenders from BC to crack the Team Canada roster. Amy Potomak (Aldergrove, BC) is also on the roster.