Central Albertans will be well represented in the 2013 ATB Alberta Challenge, set for May 2-5 in Medicine Hat.
The Alberta Challenge brings together the top U16 female hockey players in the province. This year there will be three teams from the north and three from the south. Teams were drafted following regional selection camps.
Defenceman Abagael Thiessen and forwards Skylar Colonna and Breanna Martin of Red Deer and forward Kirsten Baumgardt of Innisfail are on the South Coyotes squad with Mary Wilson of Olds as manager.
Forward Maddison Toppe is on the South Flyers with defencemen Mairead Bast and Cassidy Hollman of Red Deer and forward Myah Cota of Red Deer on the South Lightning.
Rearguard Erika Marshall of Red Deer County and forward Shealee Dolan of Rimbey are on the North Red Wings with forwards Andrea Anderson of Rimbey and Mikaela Reay of Bashaw on the North Royals.
Stacey Kochnowich of Red Deer is the manager of the North Predators.