"It's an honour to be the first," she said. "It's not about recognition for myself, but for recognition of the Western hockey program."
The 24th edition of the Winter Universiade kicks off Jan. 27. China, the 2009 silver medalists, and Japan will not be competing this year. Turkey and the United States will be making their debuts at the competition.
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"I've dreamed of playing at the national level since I was little, so to achieve that is really exciting," she said. "It'll be a really cool experience."
The Winter Universiade, also known as the World University Games, is a bi annual summer and winter tournament organized by the International University Sports Federation.
"I'm really excited to play the USA," Seedhouse said. "We're all expecting them to have a really strong team."
Seedhouse was noticed for her goal scoring touch and leadership abilities.
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have over in Europe. It's something I'll remember for the rest of my life.".
Ellie Seedhouse will be accomplishing something she's always dreamed of when she represents a Canadian women's hockey team at the 2011 Winter Universiade in Erzurum, Turkey, next month.
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Women's hockey was introduced as an event in 2009, where CIS players triumphed over a team from China in the gold medal game 3 1.
roster, which includes Seedhouse after she finished third in OUA scoring last year with 32 points in 27 games, including 15 goals.
Seedhouse is the first to represent the Mustangs women's hockey program in the event.
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Seedhouse said her team will be at a disadvantage after hearing many European teams are already skating together, but is looking forward to her first experience playing hockey overseas.
Cream of university crop heading to Turkey
Canada is scheduled to face the Americans in round robin play Jan. 31.
The women's hockey final is scheduled for Feb. 5.
The Western Mustangs captain was chosen along with 20 others from the CIS to compete against university players from around the globe, attempting to defend Canada's 2009 championship.
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