RED DEER - Twenty-seven female hockey players born in 1999-2001 have taken the next step in Hockey Alberta’s U18 Female program.
Team Alberta has announced its shortlist roster for the squad that will participate in Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Regina. The shortlist includes three goaltenders, 9 defence, and 15 forwards.
Players were selected to the shortlist based on their overall play at the Team Alberta U18 spring camp in May, and at the Provincial Camp in Camrose, July 12-17. Forty-six players were invited to Camrose from the spring camp, and worked through high intensity on-ice sessions, as well as off-ice training and classroom sessions.
“We had a great Provincial Camp in Camrose, and were very pleased with level of talent displayed by all 46 players,” said Mathieu Provencher, Coordinator of Team Alberta, Female. “The 27 shortlisted athletes worked hard to take the next step, and we look forward to seeing what they can bring to Fall Camp in September.”
Team staff includes: Carla MacLeod (head coach), Cassea Schols and Grant Glowinski (assistant coaches), Amanda Tapp (goalie/video coach), Doug MacLeod (head scout), Farah Mukadam (athletic therapist), Amanda Kopjar (equipment manager), and Heather Osgood (strength and conditioning).
The shortlisted players will attend a fall camp in Calgary September 23-25, prior to final decisions on the 20 players selected to the Team Alberta roster.
The national championship event, set for November 9-13, brings together the top U18 female players from across Canada in an eight-team tournament that will feature teams from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario (Red and White), Quebec and Atlantic.