Thirty-four 2000-born players have advanced to the next stage in Hockey Alberta’s U16 Male program.
The shortlist of players who are being considered for the Team Alberta squad that will participate in the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup was announced on July 21, and includes four goaltenders, 11 defense, and 19 forwards.
For the list of players named to the U16 Male shortlist, click here.
Players were selected to the shortlist based on their overall play throughout the Team Alberta program performance, and at the U16 Provincial Camp in Camrose, July 7-12. Eighty players were invited to Camrose, and worked through high intensity on-ice sessions, as well as off-ice training and classroom sessions.
The summer camp was also an opportunity for the new coaching staff to start putting in place the overall framework and structure for the U16 Male program as the team works towards to the Challenge Cup in Calgary, October 27 - November 1.
The staff for the team includes: Bobby Fox (head coach), Craig Perrett and Bram Stephen (assistant coaches), Matt Keillor (video coach), Derek Purfield (goalie coach), Jamie Porter (head scout), KarynFanstone (athletic therapist), and Alexander Le (equipment manager).
The shortlisted players will be scouted with their club teams in the fall, prior to final decisions on the 20 players selected to the Team Alberta roster. The Challenge Cup brings together the top U16 players from Western Canada with teams representing British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.