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IIHF Skills Challenge - Winners Named for BC
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The results are in and BC Hockey will be sending three players to compete in the 2008 IIHF World Championships in Quebec City.

Hockey Canada Skills tests were conducted at each of the recent BC Hockey Pee Wee Championships, where Nic Petan of the North Shore Winter Club received the highest score competing out of Cranbrook at the AAA Championship.  The highest female score went to Alexa Ranahan of the Salmon Arm Pee Wee AA team, her score beating many of the boys she competed with. Curtis Boyle (Langley B1) and Laticia Castillo (Surrey Falcons Female Team) topped the BC Hockey goalie scores.  All Goaltenders results were submitted to Hockey Canada and five goalies nation-wide were selected. Castillo’s score ranked in the top five in the country sending her with Petan and Ranahan to Quebec City in May. Congratulations to these young players and thanks to all that participated or helped out in this special event.

The project is presented as a cooperative project between BC Hockey and Hockey Canada in conjunction with the 2008 World Championship.  The design is much like football’s Punt, Pass and Kick Program.  The object is to progressively select the most skillful players based on the HC Skills testing program. Each participant completed the Hockey Canada Skills tests and their data was compared to other athletes at the  Pee Wee A, AA, AAA, B Championships, and Pee Wee Female Championship. Individual player results of the Championship Skills Challenge were submitted to the BC Hockey office by the coordinator at each event.

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