PWHPA Secret® All-Star Team to Compete Against USA Hockey in Blaine, Minnesota

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Roster features players such as Brigette Lacquette, Laura Fortino, Loren Gabel and Sophia Shaver

TORONTO, ON – October 9, 2021 – The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) announced today that their new Secret® All-Star team will compete against the U.S. Women’s National Team next week in Blaine, Minnesota. This is the first set of games for the newly announced all-star team, who will compete against other national teams throughout the season. 

The first-ever Secret® All-Star Team will take the ice against the U.S. Women’s National Team on October 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. CT, and October 17 at 12:30 p.m CT. The PWHPA All-Star roster for this event with Team USA has already been selected and can be found below.

The team will be coached by Toronto Head Coach Laura McIntosh and Montreal’s Daniele Sauvageau, along with additional support staff.  

Secret All-Star Team Roster

Forwards: Samantha Cogan (Scotiabank), Demi Crossman (adidas), Karell Emard (Harvey’s), Loren Gabel (Sonnet), Alexa Gruschow (Bauer), Ryleigh Houston (adidas), Brittany Howard (Sonnet), Nicole Kosta (Sonnet), Sarah Lefort (Harvey’s), Sarah Potomak (Scotiabank), Sophia Shaver (adidas), Baylee Wellhausen (adidas)

Defense: Catherine Daoust (Harvey’s), Laura Fortino (Sonnet), Brigette Lacquette (Scotiabank), Ella Matteucci (Sonnet), Maddie Rolfes (adidas), Lauren Williams (adidas)

Goalies: Kassidy Sauve (Sonnet), Sydney Scobee (adidas) 

About the PWHPA

Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association’s (PWHPA) mission is to promote, advance and support a single, viable professional women’s ice hockey league in North America that showcases the greatest product of women’s professional ice hockey in the world. The organization aims to provide a united voice to players advocating for the creation of a sustainable professional league. PWHPA is working to accomplish its mission by coordinating training needs and programming opportunities and collaborating with like-minded organizations to make hockey more inclusive for women and future generations. To learn more about PWHPA and the Secret Dream Gap Tour, visit

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Ashley McLellan
PWHPA Media Consultant