RED DEER – Eighty-three Alberta Female Hockey League Players are headed to Red Deer for the 2023 Team Alberta Female Summer Camp, July 11-16.
Hockey Alberta extended three invitations to players in the U18 AA league and 42 invitations to players from the U18 AAA league to attend the Under-18 Camp. While 38 invitations were extended to U15 AA players to attend the Under-16 camp.
Altogether, the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre welcomes 116 athletes to camp. With 72 players attending the Under-18 camp that begins on Tuesday and 44 players arriving on Thursday for the Under-16 camp.
Eight goalies, 24 defence and 40 forwards are attending the Under-18 camp. Athletes will be evaluated and shortlisted for Fall Camp, in hopes of securing a position on Team Alberta to compete at the national event this fall.
Meanwhile, the Under-16 Camp serves as a development camp to introduce athletes to the Team Alberta process. Six goalies, 14 defence and 24 forwards will experience their first Team Alberta camp.
Both camps feature on and off-ice sessions and games. Games are being livestreamed on HockeyTV.
Athletes attending camps were evaluated throughout the season and at past Hockey Alberta experiences. All athletes who are registered with a Hockey Alberta or Hockey Canada sanctioned minor hockey association are eligible for Team Alberta programming.