RED DEER – Hockey Alberta extended an invitation to 83 players from the Alberta Female Hockey League (AFHL) for the 2023 Team Alberta Female Summer Camp.
Three players from the U18 AA league and 42 players from the U18 AAA league make up the 45 AFHL athletes invited to the Team Alberta Under-18 Camp. Meanwhile 38 U15 AA players were invited to the Team Alberta Under-16 Camp.
In total, 114 athletes were invited to camp. Of those, 72 were invited to the Under-18 camp, while 42 were invited to the Under-16 camp.
The Under-18 Camp is scheduled for July 11-16 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer. Eight goalies, 24 defence and 40 forwards 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.
On Thursday, the Under-16’s will join the U18’s in Red Deer to kick off their own camp that will wrap on July 16. Six goalies, 14 defence and 24 forwards were invited to camp after being evaluated throughout the season and at the Alberta Challenge. The Under-16 Summer Camp serves as a development camp to introduce the U16’s to the Team Alberta process.
“We’ve had the opportunity to watch and evaluate these players at various events and have watched them develop over the years,” said Kendall Newell, Hockey Alberta’s Manager of Female Hockey. “We are confident that the talent that will be showcased at camp represents a bright future for Team Alberta.”
Both camps include on and off-ice sessions and games.