RED DEER – Hockey Alberta has selected the 120 players who will be participating in the 2022 Alberta Challenge, which includes 101 athletes who played in the Alberta Female Hockey League during the 2021-22 season. The six-team tournament takes place May 5-8 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer.
Players identified for the Challenge are 2007 and 2008-born female athletes. The Challenge is part of the Team Alberta U16 path and an important step towards Team Alberta. Coaches, trainers and directors of operations are also evaluated to continue in the U16 and U18 development path.
After participating in North and South regional camps, April 8-10, in Cochrane and Beaumont, players were selected to three teams representing each region.
“The talent at the regional camps showcased the dedication and commitment each athlete has to pursuing their hockey goals,” said Kendall Newell, Hockey Alberta’s Manager of Female Hockey. “With the Alberta Challenge rosters in place, the athletes are ready to display their skills in Red Deer.”
Alberta Challenge play begins on Thursday, May 5, with five games. There are four games on Friday and three on Saturday, with the finals set for Sunday. This year’s Alberta Challenge is the first since 2019.