Davis, a forward, has played for Canada at the last three world women’s championships, winning a silver medal each time. However, she was not on the list of 28 players announced Thursday by Hockey Canada, which will hold a 20-day boot camp in Calgary next month and then gather on the invitees in the Alberta city fulltime by Aug 1.
From then on, they will train full time and play more than 50 games before the Winter Olympics next February in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where they wlll look to extend Canada’s record of five straight Olympic gold medals.
Countries are now allowed 23 players — three goaltenders and 20 skaters —- on their women's teams compared to the previous limit of three and 18.
The Canadian team is expected to be named in late December.
Davis has been used primarily as a checking forward for Canada internationally and has no points in 14 world championship game. .The 24-year-old recently completed her third season with the CWHL's Calgary Inferno, registering 15 points (3G, 12A) in 20 games.
With files from The Canadian Press