Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the Team Alberta North Male and Female rosters that will compete at the 2014 Arctic Winter Games, which will take place in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA between March 15 - 22, 2014.
Team Alberta North Male
The team roster is made up of two (2) goalies, six (6) defensemen and nine (9) forwards born in 1999-2000. The team was selected following a selection camp which took place December 13 -14, 2013 in Manning, Alberta.
Team Alberta Female North
The team roster is made up two goalies, six defensemen and nine forwards born in 1995 or later. The team was selected following a selection camp which took place January 10-13, 2014 in Slave Lake, Alberta.
About the Arctic Winter Games
The Arctic Winter Games is the world’s largest northern multi-sport and cultural event. The Arctic Winter Games are a celebration of athletic completion, culture, friendship and cooperation between northern contingents. Athletic competition features sports that enjoy worldwide popularity alongside traditional Arctic Sports and dene Games. A significant cultural component featuring visual arts, dance, ceremonies and galas with participants from across the circumpolar region is a pillar of the Games.
The Arctic Winter Games are unique because they include and encourage competition of traditional Arctic and Dene games for those living in the Circumpolar North.
Ice hockey competition is held in junior women’s and midget and bantam boys age classes. Each team is comprised of 17 players and two coaches. Teams participate in a round-robin tournament to determine seeding for medal-round pairings. One gold ulu is awarded in each age/sex class. Teams that regularly participate in ice hockey include Alaska, Yukon, Alberta North, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Communities eligible to participate in the Arctic Winter Games are located North of the 55th Parallel. Teams that regularly participate include Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Northern Alberta.