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Stephanie White named head coach for Canada's women's under-18 team

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CALGARY - Stephanie White was named head coach of Canada's women's under-18 team for the 2008-09 season on Thursday.

White, from Toronto, will guide the team in the world women's under-18 championship and a three-game series against the American under-18 team.

Danielle Goyette of St-Nazaire, Que., and Caroline Ouellette of Montreal were named assistant coaches.

"The three coaches we have named today all have years of experience in Canada's national women's program, either as a coach or as a player," national women's team general manager Melody Davidson said in a release. "We feel we have chosen three exceptional coaches to help continue the development of Canada's up and coming female players."

White has recently been named head coach of the women's hockey team at Ryerson University in Toronto. She spent the 2007-08 season with the Mississauga Chiefs of the Canadian Women's Hockey League.

Goyette returns for her second season as an assistant coach with the under-18 team. She won a silver medal as an assistant coach at the under-18 championship in January.

Ouellette just completed her second season as an assistant coach with the NCAA champion women's hockey team at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Still an active player, she has spent nine seasons with Canada's national women's team, winning five world women's championship gold medals and two Olympic gold medals.

Ouellette sits fifth in all-time scoring for Canada, with 142 points (56-86) in 130 games.

Selection camp for the under-18 camp will be held from July 18-27, with rosters for the camp to be announced Friday.

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