It was an exciting day Monday for 24-year-old Elm Creek goaltender Corinne Schroeder. It was the inaugural Professional Women's Hockey League draft and several Manitobans were selected. Schroeder was picked up by New York in the sixth round. The netminder attended Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Team September Camp last week in Thorold, Ontario, and played last season in the now-defunct Premier Hockey Federation where she was named goaltender of the year. Schroeder also set three PHF single-season records with the Boston Pride including most wins (19), shutouts (7), and saves (761).

Three other Manitobans were picked in the draft. Defender Jocelyne Larocque of Ste. Anne was chosen second overall by Toronto. Defender Ashton Bell of Deloraine went to Ottawa in round two and goaltender Kristen Campbell of Brandon was selected by Toronto in round three. Minnesota selected forward Taylor Heise with the first overall pick. The 23-year-old Lake City, Minnesota native led the NCAA with 30 goals last season at the University of Minnesota. The PWHL will begin it's 24-game inaugural season in January.


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