Seven Red Deer players have been selected to Team Central for the annual Alberta Cup, which will be held April 25-28 in Strathmore.
The Alberta Cup is an eight-team tournament involving the top draft aged bantam players in the province.
Goaltender Geordan Andrew and forwards Luke Coleman and Parker Smyth are from Red Deer and played on the Red Deer Rebels Black bantam AAA team as did defenceman TJ Brown of Lacombe and forward Matthew Froehlick of Rimbey.
The Rebels White squad are represented by defencemen Matt Krawiec and Landon MacKenzie and forwards Tyler Graber and Tyler Wall of Red Deer and Tyler Steenbergen of Sylvan Lake.
The remainder of the team are goaltender Jake Carlson of Crossfield, defencemen Dalton Angeltvedt of Provost, Ashton Cookson of Killam and MacGregor Sinclair of Irma and forwards Ryan Chambers of Blackfalds, Reagan Doig of Hanna, Tre Doyon of Wainwright, Andrew Fyten of Didsbury and James-Dean Pezderic and Lane Zablocki of Wetaskiwin.
Tim Green of Camrose is the head coach with the rest of the staff from Red Deer with Gary Mahura the director of operations, Bob Rutz the coaching mentor, Stephen Pattison and Justin Jarmolicz assistant coaches and Tiffany Richmond the trainer.
Team Central is in a pool with Edmonton North and South and Calgary South.
They begin play against Edmonton South on April 25 at 10:30 a.m. They face Calgary South at 6 p.m. and Edmonton North on April 26 at 1 p.m.