Bowden’s Callie Cocke of Team Gold battles for a loose puck in the neutral zone with Team Black forward Madeleine Noonan on Sunday in the final day of the Team Alberta U18 Development camp at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Alberta’s top U16 and U18 female players battle it out in Red Deer

A total of 114 players took to the ice this week in Red Deer as part of Hockey Alberta’s U16 and U18 Summer Development Camp.

Overall, 46 players represented the Alberta Female Hockey League from at the U18 level and 39 with the U16 group.

The summer camp is the next step in the selection process for the 2019 U18 Nationals which will take place in Morden and Winkler Man. later this year. From the summer camp, a shortlist will be made and players will be scouted in the fall before a fall camp. Of those 27 players selected for fall camp, 20 will make up the roster for Team Alberta at nationals.

The list of Central Albertans at the camp at the U18 level included Aryn Chambers (Red Deer), Kylie Perry (Ponoka), Stephanie Keeper (Red Deer), Callie Cocke (Bowden) and Madison Rutz (Red Deer).

On the U16 side, Mackenzie Dojahn (Bentley), Ridleigh Hansen (Red Deer County), Misty Rey (Bowden), Ryann Holbein (Red Deer County), Lacey Bullee (Red Deer), Halle Graham (Red Deer) and Jolie Nafziger (Red Deer) all competed at camp.



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Suraiya Suleman, who played for the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs last season clears the puck out from behind her net in the first period during the final day of play at the the final day of the Team Alberta U18 Development camp at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Team Black celebrates a goal early in the first period during the final day of the Team Alberta U18 Development camp at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

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