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AFHL Newsletter: January Edition

CHECK OUT ALL OF THE UPDATED AFHL STANDINGS

The St. Albert Slash (Midget AAA), Calgary Fire Red (Midget Elite), and Sherwood Park Royals (Bantam Elite) all lead their respective divisions as 2020 begins. BANTAM ELITE STANDINGS > | MIDGET ELITE STANDINGS > | MIDGET AAA STANDINGS >


 AFHL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Alberta Female Hockey League annually present four scholarships, valuing $1,500 each. These scholarships will be awarded to the student athletes who best exemplify the values of the AFHL; academics, athletics, and personal growth. Two players, a coach, and an official who plan to attend post-secondary during the 2020-2021 academic year, will receive the scholarships. APPLY NOW >


 

AFHL ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT - ATHENA HAUCK

This month’s AFHL Alumni Spotlight focuses on Athena Hauck, a former Rocky Mountain Raider. Athena is currently in the Bachelor of Health Science program at Mount Royal University, and has a goal of becoming a Research Scientist of health in the future. Away from the rink, her favourite sport is canoe/kayak polo, which she has been playing since she was seven, and enjoys it because it is very unique and different from hockey. Athena’s favourite part about hockey is creating relationships and experiencing special moments with those same people. ATHENA’S BIO >


AFHL’s COACHES CORNER - PUCK RETRIEVALS AND BREAKOUTS

When practicing Puck Retrievals & Breakouts, look to focus on specific components. By separating out the different components, it is much easier to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. On most teams, you will find subtle skill deficiencies that are limiting the efficiency of the entire breakout process. VIDEO NOTES >

MIKE JOHNSTON VIDEO > | NET USE VIDEO >


WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE AFHL IN 2020?

- Female Hockey Day: January 25

- Bantam Elite Showcase: February 7-9

- Alberta Winter Games: February 14-17

- Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships: March 19-22 (Bantam Elite, Midget AAA), March 26-29 (Midget Elite)


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AFHL December Wrap Up

RED DEER - Wrapping up the 2019 portion of the schedule, The St. Albert Slash (Midget AAA), Calgary Fire White and Red(Midget Elite), and Sherwood Park Royals (Bantam Elite) all lead their respective divisions.


Midget AAA

Heading into 2020, the Midget AAA Female standings are:

1) St. Albert Slash (44 pts)
2) Edmonton Pandas (31 pts)

3) Lloydminster PWM Steelers (20 pts)
4) Rocky Mountain Raiders (25 pts)
5) Calgary Fire (23 pts)
6) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (7 pts)

Rocky Mountain Raiders forward Sydney Benko has a one point lead over St. Albert’s Jenna Goodwin with a total of 17, and the two are tied for the lead in goals with 11 each. Benko’s teammate Kaia Borbandy still leads the way in assists with 12 and sits tied with Goodwin at 16 points.

Elise Hugens is continuing her spectacular season for the Edmonton Pandas by leading the league with a 0.75 GAA. Slash goaltender Mabel Maltais still has a perfect record this season, pushing it to 9-0, including four shutouts, which is also leading the league.

Midget AAA Leaderboard >


Midget Elite

Heading into 2020, the Midget Elite standings are:

North Division:
1) Lloydminster Elite Steelers (27 pts)
2) St. Albert Sharks (25 pts) 
3) Edmonton Pandas (23 pts)
4) Peace Country PCFAC Storm (15 pts)
5) North Central Impact (12 pts) 
6) Sherwood Park Fury (10 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire White (29 pts)
2) Calgary Fire Red (29 pts) 
3) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (22 pts)
4) Rocky Mountain Raiders (22 pts)
5) Southern Express (15 pts)
6) Airdrie Lightning (14 pts)

Sherwood Park Fury forward Tayler Premak has the top spot in the points and assists categories with 20 and 12 respectively. She also sits one goal behind leader Paige Dodd of Red Deer, who has set the pace with nine goals. 

Calgary Fire White’s Cienna Kinghorn carries the top GAA with 0.95, while Calgary Fire Red netminder Kalynah Fong Martin currently leads in wins (8) and shutouts (4).

Midget Elite Leaderboard >


Bantam Elite

Heading into 2020, the Bantam Elite standings are:

North Division:
1) Sherwood Park Royals (37 pts)
2) North Central Impact (21 pts)
3) Peace Country Bonnett’s Storm (18 pts)
4) Edmonton Pandas (16 pts)
5) Lloydminster Junior Steelers (14 pts)
6) St. Albert Chargers (8 pts) 

South Division:
1) Rocky Mountain Raiders (28 pts)
2) Calgary Fire White (27 pts)
3) Calgary Fire Red (26 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (17 pts)
5) Southern Express (9 pts)
6) Olds Grizzlys (4 pts)

Hanna Perrier of Calgary Fire Red continues to lead Bantam Elite in points (19) and is still tied for the lead with her teammate Makenna Schafer with nine assists. Peace Country’s Kamryn Aebly has taken sole spot as the goals leader with eleven.

Jorja Fisher (Calgary Fire Red) has been great this season, logging a 0.84 GAA. Sherwood Park’s Grace Mackenzie and Teegan Fedoruk, have each recored six wins, and are tied for the lead with Hadley Stevens of Calgary Fire White. Four goaltenders share the league lead in shutouts two, including Fisher and Stevens, along with Caitlin Nichols (Red Deer) and Avery Johnson (Peace Country).

Bantam Elite Leaderboard >

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AFHL Newsletter: December Edition

CHECK OUT ALL OF THE UPDATED STATS AND STANDINGS IN OUR NOVEMBER WRAP UP

The St. Albert Slash (Midget AAA), Calgary Fire White (Midget Elite), and Calgary Fire Red (Bantam Elite) all lead their respective divisions at the end of the second month of action. NOVEMBER WRAP UP > 


106 AFHL PLAYERS NAMED TO 2020 ALBERTA WINTER GAMES ROSTERS

Hockey Alberta has announced the female rosters for the 2020 Alberta Winter Games, which include 106 players from the Alberta Female Hockey League. MORE > 


CALGARY, RED DEER, AND LLOYDMINSTER SET TO HOST 2020 PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Calgary Fire, Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs, and Lloydminster Jr. Steelers will host the Midget AAA, Midget Elite and Bantam Elite provincial championships, respectively. INFO >


ROCKY MOUNTAIN RAIDERS AND LLOYDMINSTER STEELERS GIVE BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITIES

For the second year, the Rocky Mountain Raiders Midget AAA Female hockey team is partnering with a Seniors Care Home in Okotoks, Tudor Manor, to create memories that will last forever. MORE >

The Lloydminster Steelers are working with Project PJ by Olivia for the fifth straight year. Project PJ by Olivia was started by Olivia Brockhoff when she was 11, and since then over 6,000 pairs of PJs have been donated to the Stollery Hospital in Edmonton. PHOTOS >


WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE AFHL IN 2020?

- Female Hockey Day: January 25

- Bantam Elite Showcase: February 7-9

- Alberta Winter Games: February 14-17

- Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships: March 19-22 (Bantam Elite, Midget AAA), March 26-29 (Midget Elite)


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106 AFHL Players named to Alberta Winter Games rosters

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta has announced the female rosters for the 2020 Alberta Winter Games, which include 106 players from the Alberta Female Hockey League.

Six teams will take to the ice in Airdrie on February 14-17, with 120 total female players (born in 2005 and 2006) ready to take the first step in the Team Alberta program.

2020 Alberta Winter Games Female Rosters >

Twenty players comprise each roster, along with volunteers serving as head coach, assistant coach, apprentice coach, coach mentor, trainer, and director of operations. Rosters were selected based on performances at regional camps held November 29 - December 1 in Innisfail and Wetaskiwin.


The Alberta Winter Games is a multi-sport event for developing athletes, aged 11-17 years old. The Winter Games were first hosted in 1976 in Banff, and occur each even-numbered year. The athletes are selected to represent the eight zones in Alberta in 20 sports such as hockey, badminton, gymnastics, skiing and skating. Hockey Alberta coordinates the ice hockey portion of the Winter Games, as a core segment of its Development Program.

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2020 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championship host sites announced

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta and the Alberta Female Hockey League are pleased to announce the host sites for the 2020 Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial.

The Calgary Fire, Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs, and Lloydminster Jr. Steelers will host the Midget AAA, Midget Elite and Bantam Elite provincial championships, respectively.

The Bantam Female Elite and Midget AAA tournaments will run on the March 19-22 weekend and the Midget Elite provincial championship is set for March 26-29.

ATB Financial will once again headline as the presenting sponsor of the Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, continuing a long-standing relationship with Hockey Alberta.

2019 Provincial Host Sites >

A total of 40 Provincial Championships will be hosted across the province, at locations ranging from Grimshaw in the north and west, Claresholm in the south, and Lloydminster in the east.

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AFHL November Wrap-Up

RED DEER - Continuing into the month of December, The St. Albert Slash (Midget AAA), Calgary Fire White (Midget Elite), and Calgary Fire Red (Bantam Elite) all lead their respective divisions at the end of the second month of action.


Midget AAA

Through November, the Midget AAA Female standings are:

1) St. Albert Slash (41 pts)
2) Edmonton Pandas (27 pts)

3) Lloydminster PWM Steelers (20 pts)
4) Rocky Mountain Raiders (20 pts)
5) Calgary Fire (20 pts)
6) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (4 pts)

St. Albert forward Jenna Goodwin has taken over the lead in points (14) and goals (9), while Kaia Borbandy leads the way in assists (10) and points (12).

Slash goaltender Mabel Maltais has been perfect this season with an 8-0 record, including three shutouts, which is tied for the league lead with her teammate Holly Borrett. Elise Hugens has been rock solid for the Edmonton Pandas this season, leading the league with a 0.67 GAA.

Midget AAA Leaderboard >


Midget Elite

Through November, the Midget Elite standings are:

North Division:
1) Lloydminster Elite Steelers (21 pts)
2) Edmonton Pandas  (20 pts)
3) St. Albert Sharks (20 pts) 
4) Peace Country PCFAC Storm (14 pts)
5) North Central Impact (9 pts) 
6) Sherwood Park Fury (4 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire White (22 pts)
2) Calgary Fire Red (18 pts) 
3) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (17 pts)
4) Southern Express (14 pts)
5) Rocky Mountain Raiders (13 pts)
6) Airdrie Lightning (8 pts)

Sherwood Park Fury forward Tayler Premak holds top spot in the points category with 13, and is tied for the lead in assists with teammate Alex Walsh (7 each). Peace Country’s Arilyn Toews has scored the most goals in Midget Elite with eight.

Southern Express’ Hayley Whelen’s 1.18 GAA is still the top mark in Midget Elite, while St. Albert’s Layla Hood sets the pace with five wins and two shutouts, which is tied for the league lead with four others - Kalynah Fong Martin (Calgary Fire Red), Cienna Kinghorn (Calgary Fire White), Kamden Rochford (Lloydminster), and Tiana Stafford (Lloydminster).

Midget Elite Leaderboard >


Bantam Elite

Through November, the Bantam Elite standings are:

North Division:
1) Sherwood Park Royals (25 pts)
2) North Central Impact (18 pts)
3) Peace Country Bonnett’s Storm (12 pts)
4) Lloydminster Junior Steelers (11 pts)
5) Edmonton Pandas (10 pts)
6) St. Albert Chargers (5 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire Red (26 pts)
2) Rocky Mountain Raiders (19 pts)
3) Calgary Fire White (15 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (14 pts)
5) Southern Express (6 pts)
6) Olds Grizzlys (1 pts)

Hanna Perrier of Calgary Fire Red has taken over the lead in points (16) and is tied with her teammate Makenna Schafer with eight assists. North Central Impact’s Chloe Goofers and Peace Country’s Kamryn Aebly both lead the way in the goals with nine.

Jorja Fisher (Calgary Fire Red) has been spectacular this season, recording five wins and two shutouts in five games played, while logging a 0.60 GAA, all which lead the league. Caitlin Nichols (Red Deer) and Hadley Stevens (Calgary Fire White) have also recorded two shutouts each so far this season.

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AFHL Newsletter: November Edition

CHECK OUT ALL OF THE UPDATED STATS AND STANDINGS IN OUR OCTOBER WRAP UP

The AFHL has begun a new season and we now enter full swing as the month of October comes to an end. The St. Albert Slash (Midget AAA), Calgary Fire White (Midget Elite), and Sherwood Park Royals (Bantam Elite) have gotten off to hot starts and lead their respective divisions at the end of the first month. OCTOBER WRAP UP > 


From left: Alexandria Spence, Sierra LaPlante, Brooklyn Schroeder (Photo Credit: Rob Wallator)

THREE AFHL PLAYERS NAMED TO TEAM ALBERTA LEADERSHIP GROUP

Alexandria Spence (Lloydminster PWM Steelers) will captain Team Alberta, with defender Sierra LaPlante (Calgary Fire) and forward Brooklyn Schroeder (St. Albert Slash) serving as Assistant Captains. The Team Alberta U18 Female team is in Morden and Winkler, MB looking to continue their success after capturing gold at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. The team features fourteen AFHL players and will begin play on Tuesday, November 5 at noon MST against Saskatchewan. CAPTAINS >SCHEDULE > | ROSTER > 


WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE AFHL THIS SEASON?

- Canadian Women’s National U18 Championships: November 5-9

- Alberta Winter Games Regional Camps: November 29 - December 1

- Female Hockey Day: January 25, 2020

- Bantam Elite Showcase: February 7-9, 2020

- Alberta Winter Games: February 14-17, 2020


 

COACH & PLAYER DEVELOPMENT FEATURE: HOCKEY ALBERTA COACHING RESOURCES

Hockey Alberta has created a one stop resource page for coaches to provide them with information on a variety of developmental, educational, and tactical topics. View information on development, the role of relationships, safety, and more! COACH RESOURCES >


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CARLETON UNIVERSITY’S PARENTAL BELIEFS STUDY

As a parent of an elite athlete, you are invited to participate in the Carleton Parental Beliefs Study. The goal is to learn more about parents’ beliefs and attitudes about the costs and benefits of spending time alone in childhood and adolescence. This online questionnaire will take approximately 5 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous.  SURVEY >

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AFHL October Wrap Up

RED DEER - The AFHL has begun a new season and we now enter full swing as the month of October comes to an end. The St. Albert Slash (Midget AAA), Calgary Fire White (Midget Elite), and Sherwood Park Royals (Bantam Elite) have gotten off to hot starts and lead their respective divisions at the end of the first month.


Midget AAA

Through October, the Midget AAA Female standings are:

1) St. Albert Slash (25 pts)
2) Edmonton Pandas (15 pts)

3) Rocky Mountain Raiders (12 pts)
4) Calgary Fire (11 pts)
5) Lloydminster PWM Steelers (9 pts)
6) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (3 pts)

Raiders forward Kaia Borbandy leads the way in assists (9) and points (12), while Lloydminster’s Jadynn Morden and St. Albert’s Jenna Goodwin set the pace for goals with six each. 

Slash goaltender Holly Borrett has been red-hot to start the season, as she leads the league in wins (5), and is tied for the lead in GAA with Edmonton’s Elise Hugens (1.00 GAA) and shutouts, which she shares with her teammate Mabel Maltais (2 each). 

Midget AAA Leaderboard >

Congratulations to 14 AFHL players, as they will represent Alberta at the 2019 National Women’s U18 Championships in Morden & Winkler, MB: Goaltenders Holly Borrett (St. Albert), and Elise Hugens (Edmonton), blueliners Aryn Chambers (Red Deer), Sierra LaPlante (Calgary), Dayle Ross (St. Albert) and Alexandria Spence (Lloydminster), and forwards Jaden Bogden (St. Albert), Hayleigh Craig (Lloydminster), Sarah Gaiser (Calgary), Natalie Kieser (St. Albert), Jadynn Morden (Lloydminster), McKinley Nelson (Calgary), Kylie Perry (Red Deer), and Brooklyn Schroeder (St. Albert).


Midget Elite

Through October, the Midget Elite standings are:

North Division:
1) Lloydminster Elite Steelers (11 pts)
2) St. Albert Sharks (11 pts)
3) Edmonton Pandas  (10 pts)
4) Peace Country PCFAC Storm (6 pts)
5) North Central Impact (6 pts) 
6) Sherwood Park Fury (1 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire White (15 pts)
2) Calgary Fire Red (13 pts)
3) Rocky Mountain Raiders (10 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (9 pts)
5) Southern Express (7 pts)
6) Airdrie Lightning (3 pts)

Calgary Fire Red defender Teah Workman is off to a great start as she leads the league in assists (5) and points (8). Mackenzie Stafford (Lloydminster) and Sierra Whillans (St. Albert) have both scored five goals to lead in that department.

Southern Express’ Hayley Whelen’s 0.98 GAA is the top mark in Midget Elite, while Calgary Fire White’s Madison Shenfield sets the pace with four wins, and Kamden Rochford (Lloydminster) leads the league in shutouts (2).

Midget Elite Leaderboard >


Bantam Elite

Through October, the Bantam Elite standings are:

North Division:
1) Sherwood Park Royals (18 pts)
2) North Central Impact (12 pts)
3) Lloydminster Junior Steelers (7 pts)
4) Peace Country Bonnett’s Storm (6 pts)
5) Edmonton Pandas (4 pts)
6) St. Albert Chargers (1 pts)

South Division:
1) Rocky Mountain Raiders (13 pts)
2) Calgary Fire White (12 pts) 
3) Calgary Fire Red (11 pts)
4) Southern Express (6 pts)
5) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (3 pts)
6) Olds Grizzlys (0 pts)

North Centreal Impact forward Chloe Goofers had lead the way in the goals (6) and points (11) categories, while Makenna Schafer (Calgary Fire Red) has the top mark with 6 assists. Her teammate, Hanna Perrier is tied for the league lead in goals with six, and sits just two points behind Goofers with 9 points.

Caitlin Nichols (Red Deer) and Chloe Marshall (Calgary Fire White) have each produced a shutout in their one appearance this season, while Olivia Davidson (North Central Impact) leads the league with two shutouts in her four games played. A group of four goaltenders each share the lead with three wins a piece: Davidson, Teegan Fedoruk (Sherwood Park), her teammate Grace Mackenzie, and Hadley Stevens (Calgary Fire White).

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Lethbridge to host 2020 Female Hockey Day

LETHBRIDGE - Hockey Alberta will be hosting the second ever Female Hockey Day in Lethbridge on January 25, 2020.

Female Hockey Day is an all-day event to celebrate "Why We Play" and the growth of the female game. The day will feature different on-ice and off-ice sessions focusing on players, officials, parents, and coaches.

The day will culminate with a U SPORTS match-up featuring the Mount Royal Cougars taking on the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns.

Last year in Red Deer, over 160 athletes took part in activities throughout the day, which included on-ice sessions for players and officials of all levels, and off-ice sessions, such as dryland training, parent education sessions, and sport ambassador sessions. The day was capped off by a CWHL game between the Calgary Inferno and Toronto Furies, which served as the exclamation point for Female Hockey Day, and drew a crowd of over 600 fans to the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

“We are excited to build on the success of the first ever Female Hockey Day in Red Deer,” said Kendall Newell, Hockey Alberta’s Manager, Female Hockey. “Now we have the chance to take the event to a new community and influence a new group of female athletes."

2018 Female Hockey Day Photo Gallery >

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AFHL Newsletter - October Edition

WELCOME TO THE 2019-20 HOCKEY SEASON!

The 2019-20 Midget AAA season is set to begin on Friday, October 4 with two games leading off the weekend! Edmonton takes on Red Deer and Lloydminster heads to St. Albert. Calgary and the Rocky Mountain Raiders will begin their season on Saturday. Bantam and Midget Elite will get started on Friday, October 18. MIDGET AAA SCHEDULE > | MIDGET ELITE SCHEDULE > | BANTAM ELITE SCHEDULE >


HOCKEY ALBERTA ANNOUNCES TEAM ALBERTA U18 FEMALE ROSTER

Hockey Alberta has announced the Team Alberta roster for the 2019 U18 Female team that will represent the province at the 2019 National Women’s U18 Championships in Morden and Winkler, MB. ROSTER >


WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE AFHL THIS SEASON?

- IIHF World Girls Ice Hockey Weekend: October 4-6

- Midget Elite Showcase: October 18-20

- Canadian Women’s National U18 Championships: November 5-9

- Alberta Winter Games Regional Camps: November 29 - December 1

- Female Hockey Day: January 25, 2020

- Bantam Elite Showcase: February 7-9, 2020

- Alberta Winter Games: February 14-17, 2020


 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2020 ALBERTA WINTER GAMES REGIONAL CAMPS

Registration is now open for 2005 & 2006-born female athletes to take part in regional selection camps for the 2020 Alberta Winter Games. The 2020 Alberta Winter Games run February 14-17 in Airdrie. INFO > | FEMALE REGISTRATION >


COACH OF THE MONTH IS BACK FOR THE 2019-20 SEASON

One coach will be selected each month from October through March and will receive a coaching package valued at over $500, sponsored by Players Bench Team Apparel. Nominations are now open! NOMINATION FORM >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - PLAYER SAFETY

Hockey Alberta is committed to a safe and fun environment for all participants to enjoy the game. Player safety can take many forms, but three that are consistently focused on are attitude, training, and equipment. READ MORE >

View the Player Safety information in our Parent Guide!

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Team Alberta U18 Female roster announced for 2019 National Women’s U18 Championships

RED DEER - Fourteen Alberta Female Hockey League (AFHL) players have been included on the Team Alberta U18 Female roster that will represent the province at the 2019 National Women’s U18 Championships in Morden and Winkler, MB.

Team Alberta U18 Female Roster >

"We saw a lot of talent and determination throughout Summer and Fall Camp, which made the selection of this roster challenging," said Head Coach Craig Perrett. "Now that we have the team selected, our staff is looking forward to working with these players as we move towards competition at the 2019 U18 Nationals.”

Sixty-eight players were originally invited to the U18 Summer Camp in Red Deer in July, where a shortlist roster was established. The shortlisted players moved on to participate in Fall Camp held in Edmonton on September 27-29.

Team staff that have AFHL ties this season include: Brett Wold (assistant coach) - Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs, and Shanya Shwetz (video coach) - Edmonton Pandas.

Four AFHL Midget AAA teams will be represented on the roster: Calgary Fire, Edmonton Pandas, Lloydminster PWM Steelers, and St. Albert Slash.

Among the 14 AFHL players, five will be returning from the U18 team that won a gold medal at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer earlier this year: Jaden Bogden (St. Albert), Hayleigh Craig (Lloydminster), Sierra LaPlante (Calgary), Brooklyn Schroeder (St. Albert), and Alexandria Spence (Lloydminster).

The 2019 U18 Nationals will feature the top-rated female players in the under-18 age category from different provinces across Canada, and the tournament is the first step on the road to Canada’s National Women’s Team.

Team Alberta opens the tournament against Team Saskatchewan on November 5 in Winkler.

Full Schedule >

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