Davis is one of 10-players making their debut in the tournament. She played with Calgary in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League this past season after four years at the University of Minnesota.
Canada lost the final to the United States in the most recent world championship held two years ago in Ottawa.
Canada’s lineup this year includes 11 players who won Olympic gold in Sochi, Russia just over a year ago.
Veteran forward Hayley Wickenheiser will not play for Canada as she had season-ending foot surgery last month.
The Canadian women will hold a pre-tournament camp next week in Toronto.
Emerance Maschmeyer, Bruderheim, Alta., Harvard (ECAC); Genevieve Lacasse, Kingston, Ont., Boston (CWHL); Ann-Renee Desbiens, La Malbaie, Que.; University of Wisconsin (WCHA).
Jocelyne Larocque, Ste. Anne, Man., Brampton (CWHL); Brigette Lacquette, Mallard, Man., University of Minnesota Duluth (WCHA); Lauriane Rougeau, Beaconsfield, Que., Montreal (CWHL); Laura Fortino, Hamilton, Ont., Brampton (CWHL); Courtney Birchard, Mississauga, Ont. Brampton (CWHL); Tara Watchorn, Newcastle, Ont., Boston (CWHL); Halli Krzyzaniak, Neepawa, Man., University of North Dakota (WCHA).
Rebecca Johnston, Sudbury, Ont. Calgary (CWHL); Jamie Lee Rattray, Kanata, Ont. Brampton (CWHL); Jennifer Wakefield, Pickering, Ont. IK Guts (SWE); Jillian Saulnier, Halifax, Cornell University (ECAC); Bailey Bram, Ste. Anne, Man., Calgary (CWHL); Brianne Jenner, Oakville, Ont. Cornell University (ECAC); Haley Irwin, Thunder Bay, Ont. Calgary (CWHL); Natalie Spooner, Toronto, Toronto (CWHL); Jessica Campbell, Melville, Sask., Calgary (CWHL); Marie-Philip Poulin, Beauceville, Que., Boston University (HE), Sarah Davis, Paradise, N.L., Calgary (CWHL); Emily Clark, Saskatoon, University of Wisconsin (WCHA); Kelly Terry, Whitby, Ont., Toronto (CWHL).
Coach: Doug Derreaugh, Arnprior, Ont., Cornell.
Assistant coaches: Tim Bothwell, Vancouver (Edge School, Calgary); Dwayne Gylywoychuk, Winnipeg, Hockey Canada; Laura Schuler, Toronto, University of Minnesota-Duluth.