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Big strides ahead for Port Moody's Jenna Buglioni in pursuit of Canadian national women's team

The Tri-Cities Predators and Greater Vancouver Comets alumna is staying on Hockey Canada's radar with an invitation to its national women's development camp.

A remarkable rookie season of college hockey has kept Jenna Buglioni on Canada's radar for future international events.

On Wednesday (July 14), the Port Moody product took a big step forward to possibly making the national women's hockey roster as she's earned a spot at its summer development camp.

The annual event is an invite-only showcase for players to build on their skills and impress coaches with Canada's top women's hockey squad.

Buglioni finished her first year with Ohio State University in NCAA Division 1 women's hockey, combining for seven goals and 15 points in 20 games and a spot on the western conference's all-rookie team.

Her Buckeyes' core ended the 2020-'21 campaign as a semi-finalist in the national championship, losing to eventual victor Wisconsin in the Frozen Four.

She's also had the privilege of donning a red and white maple leaf sweater once in her hockey pursuits.

The now 19-year-old centre went to Slovakia to compete with Canada at the 2020 Under-18 World Women's Hockey Championships. The team settled for silver after falling in the final to the U.S., but she was named a tournament all-star.

Buglioni contributed four points in five contests. She likely would've played for Canada in the same tournament earlier this year, but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Gleneagle secondary grad's résumé also includes three full seasons with the Greater Vancouver Comets of BC's Under-18 Female AAA league, recording 87 goals and 185 points in 92 games, as well as a bronze medal with the provincial squad at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

Hockey Canada's national women's summer development camp is scheduled for July 29 to Aug. 9 at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, and will include intrasquad games two scrimmages against the current senior team.

Buglioni is one of eight B.C. players — 43 from across the country — set to participate.

She's also the second Tri-Cities Predators alumna that will attend a Hockey Canada camp later this month as Coquitlam's Jordan Baxter will be training and developing with national women's under-18 summer invitees. 


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