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July 17, 2009 13:57 ET

Canada's National Women's Under-22 Head Coach to Lead Women's Varsity Hockey Team at Appleby College

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 17, 2009) - Margot Page, assistant coach to Canada's 2006 Olympic gold medal-winning National Women's Hockey Team, will be joining Appleby College in September as the new head coach of the Women's Varsity Hockey team.

Page brings a wealth of international and elite-level coaching experience to Appleby. She helped Canada's National Women's Team win gold in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy and spent 11 years behind the bench of Niagara University's Women's NCAA Division 1 team. In June, Page was named head coach of Canada's National Women's Under-22 Team for the 2009-2010 season, including a three-game series versus Canada's National Women's Team in Calgary in late August.

Page is enthused to be joining one of North America's elite high school hockey programs. Appleby's 2008-2009 Varsity Girls' Hockey team won the Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association and North American Prep Hockey Association championships, and was led by such star players as Natasha Fryer, who will be attending Niagara University on a NCAA scholarship; Brianne Jenner, who will be participating this August in the 2010 Olympic team's centralization camp; and Nicole Paniccia, currently on the Canadian Under-18 team. Over the last few years, the program has attracted many of the best female high school players from several provinces, including Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

"I'd like to continue and even accelerate this development as Appleby continues to attract high-level athletes," said Page.

David Jenner, director of student elite programs, is thrilled to welcome Page to Appleby. "Her extensive experience and dedication to player development will be a tremendous benefit."

Appleby College also announced Kim Devereaux as the new Women's Varsity assistant hockey coach. She is the former captain of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues and three-time Ontario University Athletics First-Team All-Star. Devereaux also played with the 2006-2007 national champion Brampton Thunder of the Canadian Women's Hockey League.

About Appleby College

Appleby College is an independent school for more than 750 young men and women in Grades 7 to 12. Founded in 1911, Appleby offers a university preparatory education to both boarding and day students. The curriculum offers an exceptionally diverse education that combines rigorous academics with dynamic arts, athletics and community service. For more information, visit www.appleby.on.ca.

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