Thursday, April 23, 2009
The Female U18 BC Cup got underway with the first game of the event and the opening ceremonies. The Female U18 BC Cup is being held in Salmon Arm from April 23-29 at the Sunwave Centre. The top 120 female Under 18 players have been invited to the event, with 46 players being selected to attend the Female Provincial Development Camp in the summer. A
for the event can be viewed on the BC Hockey website under the Female U18 section.
BC Hockey and the Salmon Arm Host Committee welcomed all six (6) teams and the officiating crew to the ice in a special ceremony before game one (1) of the event. Dignitaries were welcomed to the ice followed by a ceremonial puck drop.
In the first game of the weekend had Team Bruins taking on Team Flyers. The teams came out tentative in the first period of play and it ended tied at zero (0). The Flyers came out flying in the second period and were rewarded with a goal four (4) minutes into the period. The goal was scored by Katelyn Atchison (Island Zone).
The Flyers continued their pressure into the third period with two (2) unanswered goals in the frame. Marie Vondracek (Island Zone) scored the first and Ashlynne Moore (Island Zone) scored the second of the period. The game ended 3-0 for the Flyers.
The Female U18 BC Cup offers the top female players in the BC Hockey Female High Performance U18 Program the unique experience of competing with the best players in their age group from across the province. The objective of the Program is to enhance the overall performance of BC athletes, coaches and officials in high level sporting events.
At the 2007 BC Cup the Female program adopted the Jamboree style format that the Male U17 program had been using. Evenly distributed teams create a more competitive atmosphere allowing athletes to play with different people and allow evaluators to assess players in the fairest environment possible.
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