2024 Alberta Challenge Preview

RED DEER – The best U16 female athletes from across the province are taking to the ice May 2-5 for the Alberta Challenge.

The tournament kicks off Thursday (May 2) with South White taking on South Black at 8:30 am. It is the first of five games to mark the beginning of the tournament. The championship game is set to take place on Sunday (May 5) at 3:30 pm.

All Alberta Challenge games are streamed live on FloHockey. Entry to games in person is free.

Throughout the weekend, six teams are facing off in a modified round-robin tournament at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Each team is comprised of two goaltenders, six defence and 12 forwards.

Players were selected at the conclusion of two Regional Camps last month in Beaumont and Cochrane. Female born players born in 2009 and 2010 who participated in a Hockey Alberta or Hockey Canada sanctioned program this season were eligible to try out. 


Over the course of three weeks, Hockey Alberta is welcoming hundreds of people from across the province to Red Deer for the Spring Showcase. The Alberta Cup launched the annual event, and the Prospects Cup (May 8-12) is soon to follow. 

Throughout the duration of the tournament a progressive 50/50 is taking place, with the draw planned for Sunday, May 5. Tickets can be purchased on-site or online.