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Agosta to represent Canada again at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Agosta to represent Canada again at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Former Clarkson University defenseman Renata Fast was selected to the Canadian Olympic women's hockey team by the Canadian Olympic Committee and Hockey Canada on Friday.

"This includes gold medals at the last four Olympic Winter Games and with a reputation like that, all eyes will be on Canada in PyeongChang".

An Okanagan Hockey Academy alumni will be representing Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Three months after the birth of Calder, who was named through a national Twitter contest, Mikkelson was cleared for full competition and the next month attended the national team selection camp for the 2016 worlds and hasn't looked back.

Agosta, who will be a four-time Olympian in Pyeongchang, is the lone member of the team that won gold in 2006 in Turin, Italy. "As individuals and as a team we need to believe in ourselves, in our abilities", Agosta said. "We're going to continue getting better".

The other two weren't so sure of spots, but battled their way to a position.

The final three players cut from the roster on Thursday were all part of the world championship team that won silver earlier this year: forward Sarah Potomak and defencemen Halli Krzyzaniak and Micah Hart.

"It's such a hard process", forward Marie-Philip Poulin said.

"I think when you, as a group, come together united, and you see what that does, and the progress you can make when you are a group of strong women that stand together about something you're passionate about.we made some serious positive change", team captain Meghan Duggan said.

Nurse and Fast will be going to their first Olympics. "I feel like I just gotta pinch myself, or something".

She plays professionally for the Toronto Furies of the Canadian Women's Hockey League, but has been with the national team most of the season.

"I'm super excited", she said.

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