Thursday, August 06, 2009
BC Hockey announced today the Female U18 Team BC roster that will compete at the 2009 Women’s National Under 18 Championship in Surrey, BC from November 4-8, 2009. The roster was selected following the 2009 Female Under 18 Provincial Development Camp last week in Nanaimo.
The 46 invitees to the camp participated in fitness testing, on-ice testing, a skills competition, health and nutrition seminar, mental training lecture (athlete preparation for a short term competition), yoga session, 4 on 4 challenge and four (4) full games.
The team will be led by head coach Pat Thibeault (North Vancouver, BC) who was also BC Hockey’s Coach of the Year for the 2008-2009 season. Assisting Pat will be Terri Pfliger (Prince George, BC) and Jeff Oldenborger (North Vancouver, BC).
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.
Team BC will look to improve upon their sixth place finish at the 2008 Women’s National Under 18 Championship in Napanee, Ontario.