Caroline Ouellette, a four-time Olympic champion, is one of two head coaches for the camp ©Getty Images

Olympic ice hockey champions Caroline Ouellette and Vicky Sunohara have been named as the head coaches of a Canadian women's development camp.

The development team has not been on the ice for two years but 40 athletes have now been invited to the camp at WinSport's Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.

Forty-year-old former forward Ouellette is a four-time Olympic champion having been part of the Canadian team which won gold at Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014.

Sunohara, a 51-year-old former centre, was a member of the Salt Lake City and Turin teams.

The group of 40 includes six goaltenders, 12 defenders and 22 forwards, who will be split into two teams for practices and matches.

Vicky Sunohara has won two Olympic gold medals ©Getty Images
Vicky Sunohara has won two Olympic gold medals ©Getty Images

There will also be two scrimmages against Canada's national side between August 7 and 9.

"The COVID-19 pandemic really impacted this group of athletes with limited ice time, and the opportunity to bring everyone together with an elite group of coaches will benefit them as they prepare for the upcoming season," said Gina Kingsbury, the director of hockey operations with Hockey Canada.

"We look forward to welcoming our development athletes back to Calgary for summer camp, and we know this group will be excited to get on the ice together before a highly-anticipated season."