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Mount Herbert's Shannon MacAulay will be an assistant captain for Canada's national women's development team at the 2016 Nations Cup in Germany.
Mélodie Daoust was named captain Sunday as the team prepares for its first game Monday at 10 a.m. Atlantic against Sweden. Cassandra Poudrier and Kelly Terry are the other assistant captains.
"Wearing the C and representing Canada is a great feeling and I feel so lucky to wear it," said Daoust. "I have so much help from my teammates, we're a really great group here and we're going to have a lot of fun together."
Canada is the defending champion at the event and has seven returnees, including MacAulay, on this year's squad. MacAulay, 21, is a five-foot-11, 176-pound forward. She is in her fourth year at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., and is the Golden Knights captain.
The Nations Cup brings together Canada's development team and national teams from Finland, Germany, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland for a four-day international tournament.