June 12, 2012
CALGARY, Alta. - Incoming freshman goaltender Elaine Chuli participated in the National Goaltending Camp at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary this past week. Chuli was one of 17 goaltenders throughout Canada to be chosen to participate at the camp at Hockey Canada's new home between June 7 and 10.
The clinic, which was held at the WinSport Canada Athletic & Ice Complex in Calgary, was provided for the development of the countries premier goaltenders alongside the best instructors from the junior, collegiate and national ranks. Chuli was one of six goaltenders to participate after gaining experience on Canada's National Women's Under-18 Team.
Chuli, a 5-6 left-handed catching netminder from Waterford, Ont., will arrive at Connecticut in the fall from the Stoney Creek Sabres of the PWHL. She played against head coach Heather Linstad and Team USA in a three-game series in August 2011 and later won a gold medal at the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship in January in Zlin, Chech Republic. Chuli won two games by shutout and totaled 24 saves in action at the tournament.