RED DEER - Don’t miss your chance to catch some of the top female hockey players in the country at Canada’s National Women’s Team Fall Festival in Calgary.
The 44 players selected will take to the ice on two teams, Red and White, over the seven-day camp that will feature eight games along with practices at the Markin MacPhail Centre.
Tickets for all games featuring National Women’s Team hopefuls and alumnus will be available for purchase at the door for $5.
Three Team Alberta alumnae have been invited to take part in the Fall Festival: goaltenders Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim) and Shannon Szabados (Edmonton), and defender Meaghan Mikkelson (St. Albert).
The full game schedule can be found below:
Thursday, September 15
5:00 p.m. Team Red vs. Midget AAA Flames
8:15 p.m. Team White vs. Midget AAA Royals
Friday, September 16
5:30 p.m. Midget AAA Flames vs. Midget AAA Royals
8:30 p.m. Team White vs. Team Red
Saturday, September 17
12:30 p.m. Team White vs. Midget AAA Flames
3:45 p.m. Team Red vs. Midget AAA Royals
Sunday, September 18
9:00 a.m. Team Red vs. Team White
12:15 p.m. Midget AAA Royals vs. Midget AAA Flames
The Fall Festival serves as an important evaluation opportunity for Canada’s National Women’s Team coaching staff. Following Canada’s National Women’s Team Fall Festival, players will be monitored at the Women’s National Team events, Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team and Development Team events, and international events, such as the 2016 4 Nations Cup in VierumÃ¤ki, Finland, as well as with their club teams during the 2016-17 season.
These evaluations will assist coaches and scouts in selecting the team that will represent Canada at the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Plymouth, Mich., March 31 - April 7, 2017.