Friday, May 29, 2009
BC Hockey announced today the 48 players invited to attend the Female Under 18 Provincial Development Camp in Nanaimo, BC from July 26-31. The invitees will compete for one (1) of the 20 spots available on Team BC that will compete at the 2009 Women’s National Under 18 Championship which will be held in Surrey, BC from November 4-8, 2009.
Provincial Camp Invitees
The athletes were selected from the 2009 Female U18 BC Cup held in Salmon Arm from April 22-26. The players were evaluated throughout the course of the competition by the BC Hockey Female High Performance Evaluators. Fitness tests were analyzed and played an important factor in the selection of the invitees.
The weeklong camp in Nanaimo is an intense competition between the players. The camp includes rigorous on and off-ice training, fitness testing, skill assessment, as well as a series of intersquad games.
The BC Hockey U18 level is the final step in the BC Hockey Female High Performance program and the athletes in attendance at the camp represent the best BC has to offer in that age group. Many have progressed through the U16 program where they were introduced to training techniques and expectations that they have carried forward to the U18 level. The U18 championship is also the first step in the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence. Athletes will be evaluated in location for possible inclusion in further Hockey Canada programming.
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