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Courtesy of Hockey Canada

Catch some of Canada’s best at the National Women’s Team Fall Festival

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 Vierumäki, 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.


Two Hockey Alberta officials assigned to IIHF events

RED DEER – Two Alberta on-ice officials will be representing the province and Canada at international events in 2017.

Fraser Lawrence and Lacey Senuk have received assignments to prestigious IIHF events this season.

Lawrence, an Edmonton native, has been selected to work at the Division II Group B event of the IIHF U18 World Championship in Mexico City, March 17-19.

Senuk, also from Edmonton, will officiate at the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship in Prerov and Zlin, Czech Republic, January 7-14.

Hockey Alberta and its Provincial Officials Committee congratulate both officials for having their hard work rewarded with a chance to represent Alberta on the world stage.