By Michael Boriero
Marie-Camille Théorêt will be the first women’s hockey player from Bishop’s University to represent Team Canada at the upcoming 2023 FISU Winter World University Games in Lake Placid, N.Y. starting Jan. 11 against Slovakia, after an impressive start to the season.
As captain of the Bishop’s Gaiters, Théorêt has led the squad to a surprising 8-2-3 record in 2022. And the team entered the holiday break on a three-game winning streak. Théorêt has also been productive on the scoresheet, notching three goals and eight assists in 13 games.
This is only the Gaiters’ second season in U SPORTS, and they are beginning to turn a few heads. And Théorêt’s leadership both on and off the ice has garnered attention from coaches within the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ), leading to her Team Canada selection.
“I was kind of surprised. I actually went to these Games in 2019 when I was in cegep, so it’s my second time, but I didn’t make it last year. And due to injuries in the past couple of years, I was kind of off the map, so I was surprised, but I’m looking forward to participating,” she said.
She told The Record there are no official tryouts for the team. The coaches in the selection process base their opinion on the performance of the players within their respective leagues in U SPORTS. Théorêt said she is honoured to again have a chance to don Canada’s colours.
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