Step one in the selection process for the 2015 ATB Alberta Cup begins this weekend at six locations across the province.
Team Alberta Zone Selection camps are being held March 27-29 in Spruce Grove, Vegreville, Edmonton, Calgary, Blackfalds and Strathmore for 2000-born male athletes. From the camps, players will be selected to comprise the rosters of the eight squads that will compete at the ATB Alberta Cup, April 29-May 3 in Canmore.
Teams will be selected to represent the following provincial regions: Northwest, Northeast, Central, and South, with two teams selected in each of Edmonton and Calgary. The selection process is based on player performance during weekend camps.
Staff lists have been finalized, and feature the following volunteers:
Calgary North: director of operations Justin Connelly, coach mentor Craig Perrett, head coach Claude Vilgrain, assistant coaches Kevin Lanes and Terry Sydoryk, and trainer Jacalyn Moore (all from Calgary).
Calgary South: director of operations Jeremy Congo (Calgary), coach mentor Bobby Fox (Calgary), head coach Geoff Oster (Lethbridge), assistant coaches Marian Gmittter and Sean Liddell (Calgary), and trainer Rachel Wiebe (Calgary).
Central: director of operations Ian Tisdale (Eckville), coach mentor Rick Gregory (Wetaskiwin), head coach Alex Mandolidis (Calgary), assistant coaches Chase Fuchs (Calgary) and Scott Holliday (Edmonton), and trainer Aaron Madgett (Olds).
Edmonton Blue: director of operations Mike Cherniwchan (St. Albert), coach mentor Gary Snydmiller (Camrose), head coach Josh Gosling (Calgary), assistant coaches Eli Bruce (Sherwood Park) and Nick Symon (Calgary), and trainer Wade Sadoway (Edmonton).
Edmonton Yellow: director of operations SharleneCritch (Leduc), coach mentor Bram Stephen (Edmonton), head coach Brandon Heck (Camrose), assistant coaches Rob Dellaire (Edmonton) and Shane Maloney (Sherwood Park), and trainer Jen Peters (Ardrossan).
Northeast: director of operations Phil Rowe (Vegreville), coach mentor Kyle Tapp (Lloydminster), head coach Jason Wiwad (Vegreville), assistant coaches KirillChikin (Edmonton) and Brad Huolt (Camrose), and trainer Cameron Chan (Lac La Biche).
Northwest: director of operations Maureen Medori (Spruce Grove), coach mentor Rob Dawson (Edmonton), head coach Matt Keillor (Grande Prairie), assistant coaches Carter Duffin (Red Deer) and Gordon Yake (St. Albert), and trainer KarynFanstone (Drayton Valley).