The Team Alberta U18 program is the final stage of identification and evaluation towards Team Alberta and one of the stages of identification for Canada’s national programs. Through on and off-ice evaluation, the high performance U18 program works towards the final goal of taking Team Alberta to the National Women’s U18 Hockey Championship or the Canada Winter Games. For the 2020 National Championship, The U18 Team Selection Process will be as follows:
Summer Selection Camp: The U18 Female Selection Process will begin at the U18 Summer Development Camp. Players are invited to the camp based on previous Team Alberta programs, as well as scouting of players through their Midget club teams. Athletes will only be evaluated at Hockey Alberta sanctioned games and/or events and will be notified on or before May 15, 2020. Only players selected will be notified.
The 2020 U18 Development Camp will be held July 14-19 in Red Deer.
Final Selection: After the provincial camp, a shortlist of players are identified to continue through a fall training camp and scouting process. The fall camp will include on and off-ice sessions, and exhibition games. Following the conclusion of the camp, the Team Alberta coaching staff announce the final 20-player roster to compete at the U18 National Championship.
Fall Selection Camp runs September 2020.
Team Alberta: Team Alberta will compete at either the National Women’s Under-18 Hockey Championship or the Canada Winter Games. The National Women’s Under-18 Championship includes a combination of provincial and regional teams: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario Red and Blue, Quebec and Team Atlantic. That event is usually held in November of non-Canada Winter Games years. Canada Winter Games are held every four years, with the next Games set for PEI in 2023.
The 2020 U18 Nationals run November 1-7, 2019 in Dawson Creek, BC.
For more information, contact Kendall Newell, Manager, Female Hockey